For those who love exceptional detailing built into Detroit houses of the 1920s, this house has it all. It’s been in the same family for 50 years, so it could use some updates (the new owners might want to take down some wallpaper). It’s located in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Detroit, and it’s listed for $625,000.
The house comes in at 5,000 square feet, with five bedrooms, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a breakfast nook, a fireplace in the living room, a wood-paneled den, Pewabic tiling, stained glass in many rooms, beautiful crown moldings, a lot of wallpaper, and yes, a speakeasy—with a walk-in safe—in the basement. We love a great basement bar. It’s like going back in time.
The bathrooms have original tiling, and many of the rooms could use a freshening up. But this is a house that’s clearly been loved. It’s located right in Sherwood Forest, near 7 Mile and Livernois, close to many shops and restaurants. It’s listed through the Jim Saros Agency.
- 19541 Renfrew [Estately]