Some of Detroit’s finest homes reside in Arden Park. One that went on sale earlier in the summer had more period-accurate details than perhaps we’d ever seen.
Another home on Arden Park Boulevard, this one built in 1917, is right up there with some of the neighborhood’s best. It’s listed with LeAnne Carlson Smits of Real Estate One for $850,000.
The brick French Colonial has a stunning stone-accented exterior with three dormer windows. The front entrance in particular has a frieze that showcases some impressive stonework.
The interior of the five-bedroom, 7,722-square-foot home is in great shape. It recently got new plumbing, electrical, and paint, so this won’t be a huge historic restoration project. (Well, except for the four-car garage, which is in rough shape.)
The home has a marble-floor vestibule and foyer, which leads to the big den and sunroom (always one of our favorites). The kitchen and butler’s pantry have gotten a modest, modern update with marble countertops and white cabinets. There’s also a large library with wood panelling.
A few more features to note: the second floor landing has some unique archways; the master bedroom has an enormous walk-in closet; and the third floor is a high-ceilinged “ballroom” with hardwood floors.
Is the price ambitious? Maybe. But at $110 per square foot for a historic home with nothing essential to renovate, you could argue it’s just right.