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The Beaubien House converts into new coworking space

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Photos by James Tumey

One of the oldest homes in Detroit has found a new use. The Beaubien House, or Charles Trombly House, built in 1851 and located across from the Ren Cen on Jefferson, has new owners and is being converted into a new coworking space.

The house was headquarters for the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for years. Earlier this year, Detroit Rising Development (who recently purchased property in Tech Town) acquired the Italianate townhouse, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The building has three multi-employee office suites, four single offices, and four open-area desks for rent. Parking is available next to the building. Amenities include internet, kitchenettes, a parlour space, shared conference room, stocked snack and drink bar, and a private courtyard.

The first floor parlour space is a shared gathering/event space that can be reserved with a shared calendar for private events. Work from locally renowned artists will be featured at The Beaubien House through a partnership with Design Detroit and the shared first-floor space will be available for small event rentals.

James Tumey, listing agent for the property, says there will be an open house on Friday, April 21 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for anyone who wants to see the new space. The house is located at 553 East Jefferson. Pricing is listed below.

  • Open-area desks are available for $200 a month.
  • Private offices are from $500 - $1,500/month up to 150 Sq Ft
  • Office suites range from $1,500 - $2,000/month up to 455 Sq Ft

More info can be found here.