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Charming Corktown Victorian Asks $300K

That porch!

Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard

Located a block from Michigan Avenue, where you can see the old Tiger stadium field (getting dug up) according to the listing, sits this adorable Corktown home. The cost is rising to live in this quaint little neighborhood, and this house is listing for $300,000.

According to one of our readers, the building permit for the house, which was originally 72 Church Street, was issued to Charles B. Ward on September 18, 1895. Mr. Ward was a real estate developer, and about one third of all the permits for the existing houses on Church Street (plus a few on Eleventh and Leverette Streets) were issued to him around that same time period. The first occupant was Elizabeth Crawford, widow of Thomas Crawford.

The 121-year-old house has 2,100 well-maintained square feet. The woodwork downstairs is really lovely, with pocket doors to separate the downstairs rooms. The living room has a fireplace and big windows. The dining room has roomy built-in bookshelves. The kitchen does have a bit of an odd layout, but also has room for an island in the middle. The house has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a tastefully decorated one upstairs. There’s not a lot of grass in the backyard, but room for a garden bed, a shed, and a small patio. The house also has a big porch in the front and in the back. Have a look!