This unique North End home has changed hands many times over the past few years. Designed by Lyle Zisler in 1940, it was once owned by Joe Louis’s primary manager John Roxborough. It’s been vacant for quite some time, and we visited the house when one owner was about to take it on.
It went up for sale again earlier this fall for $69,900.
Larry Else from Downtown Realty tells Curbed that the house had about 10 offers, and went pending in eight days. The new owners bought it for $82,001 and might even live in it when they’re finished renovating. The deal closed on Halloween and neighbors also told the new owners that the house was haunted.
It’s a special house, and one that deserves a proper rehab. While run-down now, the photos offer glimpses of what it still could be. Hopefully, it’s found the right owner this time who’s ready to put in the work.