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Restore this Palmer Woods home to its grandeur, yours for $380K

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The house is for sale for the first time in 50 years

Photos by Stylish Detroit

Many of the city’s grandest and most expensive homes sit within the impressive Palmer Woods neighborhood. With large lots and a variety of architecture types, it’s the perfect neighborhood for design-lovers to visit. Many of these homes were built during Detroit’s early 20th century boom, and they take a lot of money to keep up.

This 1922 home, designed by John Kasurin and built by H.R. Finn, still has a lot of its original details, but it’s going to need a buyer with serious cash and vision to bring it back. This is the first time it’s been on the market in 50 years. It has three master suites, guest quarters, a three-car heated garage, 16 French double doors, a conservatory with a water feature, hand-carved moldings, a grand staircase, and an inexplicable new refrigerator in a very old kitchen. Its size—listed at 2,796 square feet—seems small or at least modest for the neighborhood. It’s easy to imagine what this could look like in good condition, and it’s going to take a lot of work to get there. The house sits on a half-acre corner lot and it’s listed through Stetson Jarbo at Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel for $379,900.