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In Corktown, rent one of Detroit’s oldest homes for $1,875

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The Joseph H. Esterling House was built in 1864

A two-story Victorian home with a small portico and bay window. Photos by Chris Gerard

Want to live in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood? Then you could also live in one of Detroit’s oldest homes. On Wabash Street, right in the shadow of Michigan Central Station, the Joseph H. Esterling House is renting for $1,875 per month.

This small Italianate home was built in 1864 and added as a Michigan State Historic Site in 1983. It’s got a lovely little portico and windows with elaborate Victorian-style hoods. (We couldn’t find much about the home’s history—if you have some info, let us know in the comments.)

The 875-square-foot home is just as attractive on the inside. There’s hardwood floors, two fireplaces, some ornate ceiling medallions, and sunroom, to name a few of the inviting features. The sizable backyard has a deck and covered lounge area.

There’s also two bedrooms, one full bathroom, newer kitchen appliances, and in-home laundry.

Want to live in a piece of history? 2245 Wabash Street is leasing through Emily Kinnison of O’Connor Real Estate for $1,875 per month.