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.
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.