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Back on the market: sprawling Victorian mansion in Woodbridge Farms for $800K

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This gorgeous home could use some love

A huge home with three floors and a varied facade of wood and brick. There’s a few boarded up windows and missing roof shingles. Photos by Next Door Photos

When we first featured this enormous Victorian mansion in November last year, it got quite the response. People were at turns awed by the size, original details, price, work required to fix it up—everything. After temporarily being taken off the market, this impressive and sprawling home in Woodbridge Farms is back.

The listing says that the 6,800-square-foot Victorian was built in 1900. Unfortunately, it’s starting to show signs of its age: the wood siding is falling off, the porch roof is slumping, and some of the windows are boarded up.

But there’s so much potential for someone brave enough to take on the task of renovating the three-bedroom home. There’s tons of original wood trim, pocket doors, and fireplaces. An enormous, ornamental sunroom room with tiled floors looks out into the expansive backyard. There’s the possibility to add a rooftop deck. It comes with two adjacent side-lots. We could go on.

It seems like the current owners—who bought the house in 2009 for $40,000—have done some work, though much of it is in progress.

According to the listing agent, the home was nearly bought by a developer looking to turn the property into a multifamily project. The home was to be converted into multiple units and townhomes built on the empty lots, but financing fell through.

This incredible home will definitely require some deep pockets. 3971 Lincoln Street is listed for $799,900 with Matt O’Laughlin of Alexander Real Estate Detroit.

Large arched front entrance with double wood doors.
The foyer has wood staircase and pocket doors.
A sitting room with a sofa and green wallpaper.
A huge kitchen with a large, rectangular white-tiled island.
A huge sun room with gold-pained coffered ceiling and tons of bike equipment spread out on the tiled floor.
The side of the brick house has a long back section that ends in a second-story deck.