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Historic restoration in Jefferson Chalmers asks $130K

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A few months ago, we told you about the National Treasure designation in Jefferson Chalmers, and more efforts would go into protecting the rich architecture and housing stock in neighborhood. Now we’re seeing what that might look like on the housing side. A restored home is now on the market through the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and the Detroit Preservation Demonstration Project. It’s a sweet bungalow on Lakewood, just off of Jefferson (right down the road from the Vanity Ballroom). The price? $130,000.

MHPN is working with the Land Bank to find great houses in the neighborhood to rehab. This house on Lakewood was purchased earlier this year, and with its sale, they hope to establish a revolving fund that will go towards future renovations in the neighborhood. MHPN also hosted a Block Build event in the neighborhood, which brought over 100 residents, volunteers, and tradespeople together to do exterior repair on this block.

The house is just over 1,500 square feet, with three bedrooms and one and a half baths. The kitchen is actually quite spacious, with cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling. Here are a few before and after shots, along with the current gallery. We look forward to seeing more work in this neighborhood in the near future.