Homes for sale at the Book Cadillac building downtown are some of the most expensive in Detroit. Earlier this year, a three-story penthouse went up for nearly $5 million—possibly the most expensive single-family listing in the city’s history.
Another unit in the historic building on Shelby Street is currently the third most expensive home for sale in Detroit right now (number two is the S.S. Kresge Mansion). It’s listed through Alexander Real Estate Detroit for $2.69 million.
The two-story, 2,900-square-foot penthouse covers the 29th and 30th floors of the Book Cadillac and offers impressive 360-degree views of the city.
The second floor is an entertainment loft with exposed-brick walls. It’s accessible by a custom Italian spiral staircase that cost $40,000 to install. There’s a huge bar area and a rolling steel library ladder you use to see out the windows.
The lower level has an open floor plan with a connected living room, kitchen, and dining room. There are windows spaced on every wall, which makes sense since that’s clearly one of the reasons you’d want to own a place like this. The kitchen has top of the line appliances, a metal tile backsplash, and granite countertops.
The large master bedroom has a spa-like sitting area with a mini-waterfall and high-end pattern carpet (read: very soft). No expensive was spared for the master bathroom, which has a shower “for two” that comes with eight separate shower heads, as well as a separate “steam” shower.
In total, there are three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The unit also comes with two parking spots.
At $1,800 per month, HOA fees are pretty steep. But if you’re spending this much on a penthouse, that probably doesn’t mean much. It also comes with access to a fitness center, pool, house cleaning, hotel discount services, and more.