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North Corktown brick colonial from 1880 asks for $249,900

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Get a piece of history with this modest fixer-upper

Photos courtesy of KW Metro/Fred Lindstruth

Corktown is often referred to as “Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.” And old homes like this one on 14th Street, built in 1880, are evidence of the neighborhood’s age. (While this house is in North Corktown, the neighborhood didn’t exist until I-75 bifurcated the area.)

The house does have some cosmetic issues, including worn-looking floors and carpet. And the basement floor is made of field stones and bricks. But the bones of this all-brick home seem to be solid.

Originally a multi-unit property, a 2005 renovation turned it into a four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot single-family. The floor plan is not uniform due to a couple of additions, including everything from the kitchen back. Speaking of the kitchen: though it does look a little dated, the high ceilings and angled skylights are unique.

Other features: The upstairs master suite is sizable and the bathroom, which is the most updated part of the house, has a jacuzzi. At .14 of an acre, it’s got a sizable yard that leads to an attached garage.

And of course the location is great. It’s a quick jaunt to all the neighborhoods in the urban core, especially Michigan and Trumbull avenues. 2919 14th St is listed through KW Metro at $249,900.