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In Lafayette Park, spacious one-bedroom loft in a former school asks $375K

The Leland Loft unit comes with gorgeous built-in cabinets

A bright living room with inset cabinets Photos by Stylish Detroit

One of the more impressive adaptive reuse projects in the city has to be the Leland Lofts in Lafayette Park. Built in 1918 as the Nellie Leland School for handicapped children, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Today, it houses 35 luxury lofts. One unit, a spacious one-bedroom, one-bath, just hit the market for $375,000.

The 1,360-square-foot loft has an open floor plan with a connected kitchen/dining/living room and doors that lead to the bedroom and bathroom. The bright, high-ceilinged main area has windows across the entire wall. The kitchen comes with modern appliances and custom cherry kitchen cabinets.

But we really like the original built-in classroom cabinets in the living and bath rooms, which are great for storage, books, art displaying, and just look really dang classy. Owners also have access to a garage space, rooftop deck, and original hallway lockers.

1395 Antietam Avenue is listed through City Living Detroit for $375,000.

The brick exterior of the Nellie School for the Blind
The bedroom in the loft has exposed piping
The bathroom has tiles and more inset cabinets with maps and photos
The kitchen with cherry oak cabinets and modern appliances
The open floor plan with windows across the entire wall
A hallway outside the unit with locker rooms