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For $325K, a midcentury Mies van der Rohe townhouse

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Practically a blank slate

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

A couple years ago, it seemed like a different Mies van der Rohe townhouse in Lafayette Park would list every other week. The prices were considerably higher than many thought they would go. But it’s been a lot quieter for real estate in that neighborhood recently, and perhaps the prices are leveling off.

Located just east of downtown, these townhouses with floor-to-ceiling windows sit in a park-like setting. They’re close to Eastern Market and the Riverfront, and they have easy access to freeways. This new listing seems like a blank slate of sorts. It has three bedrooms, one -and-a-half baths, and a partially finished basement. It also has lovely tiling on one of the kitchen walls. It’s listed for $325,000.

The co-op nature of the property makes the HOA fees higher than the normal condo; this one comes in at $949. This covers master mortgage, insurance, maintenance, and more (Mies Detroit addresses many questions about the community). It’s ready for the perfect midcentury modern style, and it’s listed through O’Connor Real Estate.