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For $409K, University District Tudor with both original features and home theater

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It’s also believed to be the home of former Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh

A brick home with multiple roof lines and leaded glass bay windows. Photos by Stylish Detroit

In the great University District neighborhood on Detroit’s northwest side, an impressive home with history and modern touches just it the market. It’s listed for $409,808.

The Tudor Revival on Parkside Street is believed to be have once been the home of former Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanagh. The realtor says that while she couldn’t provide documentation for this claim, it’s been confirmed by Cavanagh’s children.

As for the home itself, it’s got some lovely leaded glass bay windows on its brick facade, and a second-story deck and sunroom that faces the detached two-car garage out back.

A large wood door with curved top and tiny stained glass window. There’s another closed door on the other narrow wall and glazed blue and brown tiles on the floor.
Vestibule with ceramic tile floor and custom wood door.

Inside the large 3,350-square-foot, five-bedroom home, countless original features remain, starting with the glossy ceramic-tiled vestibule at the entrance. The living room has a stucco ceiling with a medallion, ornate crown molding, and wood mantel around the natural fireplace—the dining room shares many of these details.

Combined with these charming older features, you’ll find a finished third floor containing a home theater with a projector and stadium seating (though that’ll cost a little extra to stay). The kitchen has also been updated and has modern appliances and an island.

You won’t find many homes like this in Detroit. 18085 Parkside Street is listed with Allison Fishwick of Howard Hannah for $409,808.

Natural fireplace with wood mantel in the living room.
The dining room has ornamental crown molding, a ceiling medallion, and wood paneling.
A screened-in porch with a white love seat and lounge. There’s a small wooden table.
Sunroom addition facing the back yard.
The room has a large bed and dark wood headboard on floral carpet. The bed is next to the row of leaded glass windows with wood trim.
The master bedroom looks out through original leaded glass bay windows.
Two rows of three black leather seats face a white screen.
The third-floor theater with projector and big leather recliners.