Lofts in converted warehouses tend to be airy. But rarely as much as this one in the former Grinnell Brothers building in Corktown.
This 1,495-square-foot unit on Brooklyn Street just listed with Matt O’Laughlin at Alexander Real Estate Detroit for $739,900.
The loft is in a brick warehouse built in 1913 that was formerly owned by the Grinnell Brothers Piano Company and used to store pianos. The building was converted to luxury lofts and became Grinnell Place in the 2000s.
This fourth-floor unit covers two-stories. Its soaring main room has 20-foot-high ceilings and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the wall. It’s also got hardwood floors, exposed brick and beams, and some industrial-chic fixtures like Edison bulbs and metal railing on the staircase.
The kitchen comes with tons of countertop space and wood cabinets. There’s two bedrooms; the master on the second floor is right at the landing with a kind of walk-in closet.
The loft also comes with a 200-square-foot private rooftop (with an option to expand) that offers incredible views of downtown. There’s also a private balcony off the entry level.
At nearly $500 a square foot, it’s definitely at the upper end in the city. But when this same loft sold in 2016 for $531,000, it was considered “the latest sign of hot demand for market-rate housing in the city’s greater downtown,” according to the Detroit Free Press.
With property values only increasing since then, who’s to say it can’t fetch an even higher price three years later?