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Historic Brush Park mansion completes turnaround, now nine luxury condos

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The Lucien Moore Mansion, built in 1885, was barely salvaged in the mid-2000s

A huge brick mansion with yellow wood accents around the windows. There’s a large mansard roof in the center of the facade. Photos by NextDoor

A Brush Park mansion that at one point in recent history didn’t even have a roof has completed a remarkable turnaround.

The Edmund, an 11,602-square-foot mansion built in 1885 for lumber baron Lucien Moore, was abandoned for years and fell into disrepair. The house went through a period of stabilization and restoration—its entire interior was essentially rebuilt—before being converted into apartments. In August 2017, a Grand Blanc-area optometrist purchased it for $2.65 million and continued to make upgrades.

Now, the nine luxury condos—six in the mansion and three in the carriage house—are finished and have hit the market. They’re listed with Matt O’Laughlin at Alexander Real Estate Detroit.

There’s three tiers to the unit breakdown:

  • 1- to 2-bedroom units less than 1,200 square feet for around $380,000.
  • 2-bedroom units between 1,200 and 1,500 square feet for around $550,000
  • One 3-bedroom penthouse that’s 1,880 square feet for $835,050
An open space with hardwood floors and a kitchen.
The open floor plan has a combined living room and kitchen.
The kitchen has marble countertops, black cabinets, a green-glass backsplash, and an island with high-top chairs.
Kitchen in the penthouse unit.
An empty room with gray walls and carpeted floors.
Master bedroom.
The bathroom has a double sink with marble countertops and marble floors, a long rectangular window with light frame, and a glass-door shower.
Master bathroom.

All the units share a number of features including hardwood floors, thermal pane windows, and walk-in closets. The kitchens come with either marble or quartz countertops, high-end appliances, and a glass-tile backsplash. There’s secured parking on site as well.

The mansion itself is a glorious example of Victorian architecture mixed with Gothic elements. The brick exterior has some nice stone accents around the windows and the characteristic mansard roof.

Historic mansion are being saved all over Brush Park. The Nicole Curtis–rehabbed Ransom Gillis House opened to much fanfare in 2015. Earlier this year, Method Development announced that it would be redeveloping a mansion on Erskine Street into eight apartment units. And as part of the massive City Modern development, Bedrock will be renovating four mansions on Alfred Street.