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At $13,900, Book Cadillac penthouse may be priciest rental in Detroit right now

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Second-story loft with exposed brick and bar. Photo by Wolf Virtual Reality

Want to live in luxury in one of downtowns grandest buildings? You can, but you’ll have to pay what might be the highest price for an available rental in the city right now.

On the 29th floor of the Book Cadillac, a penthouse is renting for $13,900 per month. The leasing agent is Matt O’Laughlin of Alexander Real Estate Detroit.

The bi-level, 2,900-square-foot unit offers 360 degree views of the city. The second floor is an entertainment loft with exposed-brick walls accessible by a custom Italian spiral staircase that cost $40,000 to make and install. There’s a huge bar area and a rolling steel library ladder to see out the windows.

The lower level has an open floor plan with a connected living room, kitchen, and dining room, as well as an integrated sound system. The kitchen has top of the line appliances, a metal tile backsplash, and granite countertops.

Dining room table with custom-Italian staircase

The ensuite master has, according to the listing, a “spa-like” sitting area with a mini-waterfall and high-end pattern carpet (read: very soft). In the master bathroom, there’s a huge shower that comes with eight shower heads, as well as a separate “steam” shower.

The unit is of course in the iconic Neo-Renaissance skyscraper designed Louis Kamper that first opened in 1924. After closing for many years, it underwent a $190 million renovation and reopened in 2008. Other on-site amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, and two parking spaces.

This penthouse is also for sale. It initially hit the market in March 2018 for nearly $3 million, but is now listed at $2.69 million.

Kitchen with granite countertops
Master bedroom with custom wood headboard
Shower for two with glass doors
Stone exterior of the gorgeous Book Cadillac building downtown.

The Residences At The Westin Book Cadillac

1135 Shelby, Detroit, Michigan 48226