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University District Home Tour to feature Tudors, unique midcentury home

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Tour by foot or bus September 9

Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

One of Detroit’s most popular neighborhoods will be busy with visitors this weekend, as the University District Home Tour is scheduled for Sunday, September 9. Six homes throughout the neighborhood will be open for the tour, including a spectacular renovation and a rare midcentury home.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the tour. Guests can choose to walk or ride a bus. Those who ride will hear stories about the neighborhood and the people who have called it home.

This year’s tour features a popular home on our site: a 1927 Tudor that was thoughtfully renovated by a young couple. They documented their renovation journey and we recently profiled the exceptional home.

Another home is unusual for the area. The University District is known for its Tudors, but a midcentury house will be open for the tour. Designed by Hi Fashion Homes of Detroit™, it was home to one of the first African-American families in the neighborhood. Original house designs will also be on display.

The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 9 and it starts at Gesu Church at 17180 Oak Drive. A food truck will also be available for guests.