We always love it when a home has a traditional exterior, but shows us a different personality inside. That’s definitely the case with the University District home that just hit the market for $330,000.
The nearly 3,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home has some attractive Tudor features on its facade: stone around the first-floor bay windows and entrance, half-timbering, and herringbone brick pattern. Again, it looks like a classic Detroit home in a historic neighborhood.
But inside, there’s numerous charming and colorful touches. You’ll still find plenty of traditional features, like a marble fireplace and a wood-paneled study with built-in shelves.
Then there’s the wallpaper and paint. Almost every room has some distinct pattern or color on the walls (and sometimes ceilings) that plays against the rest of the features in the room. In the butler’s pantry, for example, the pattern mirrors the leaded-glass windows on the cabinets. Two of the bedrooms have similarly colored walls and carpeted floors. The bathrooms have bright pink, floral, and geometric motifs. Stained-glass windows add more light and color.
It’s clear an owner at some point had fun decorating this house.
There’s also a sunroom and detached two-car garage. The kitchen has some laminate countertops and older appliance that could use an update.
18100 Fairfield Street is listed with Jim Shaffer and Associates for $330,000.