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Detroit Renovations

Handball courts make a comeback in Palmer Park

Once used to store manure, the courts have been revamped and are ready for their intended use.

Piety Hill storefront to open as flower shop/bar/retail combo in 2019

Garden Flora will bring a flower shop, retail space, and beer & wine bar to the neighborhood north of New Center.

Former ‘ugliest apartment building’ gets fresh new look

Updated apartments are ready for tenants in this now brightly-colored building.

Major renovations to start at Belle Isle Conservatory

The dome will undergo renovations for the next six months, while the rest of the building will be open on weekends.

James Scott Fountain to get $400K in updates

Belle Isle’s fountain will get some much-needed repairs.

Revealed: A thoughtful renovation of a University District Tudor

A young couple takes on a meticulous restoration of a 1927 Detroit home.

Revived storefronts brighten up a Corktown corner

Small businesses and apartments have made this a busy and thriving rehabbed building in Corktown.

An Art Deco beauty is lovingly restored in Grosse Pointe Farms

"Old Merriweather Girl" is now listing for $649,000.

Once foreclosed Sherwood Forest home now rehabbed, asking $329K

This house listed in rough shape in early 2017 and has gone through a complete rehab.

The Hamilton renovation eyes fall completion

The developers moved residents out for the year-long renovation, and those moving back will see big upgrades.

Revamped Green Acres bungalow asks $158K

The owner of this adorable two-bedroom house blogged about the renovation process.

Dan Gilbert snags $8M in tax breaks for Free Press Building redevelopment

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved $8 million in brownfield funding for the downtown redevelopment.

Freshly renovated West Village fourplex now ready for new tenants

The multifamily property was taken down to the studs and rebuilt, with four stylish new apartments.

A young couple carefully restores a midcentury Alcoa aluminum home

Only one of two of these homes in Michigan, this house had been abandoned for six years when this couple found it.

The Wildemere activates a vacant storefront in Martin Park

Right across from the University District, the Wildemere is now open as an event space. Could it be a catalyst for more storefronts opening on McNichols?

Which Detroit buildings should be renovated next?

We’ll soon learn the plans for the old train station; which buildings should be renovated next?

Detroit Artists’ Test Lab now open on the east side

A June 21 grand opening will showcase seven artists, and guests can tour the photo studio, event space, and more.

Majestic Theatre $1 million renovation includes new facade, marquee

The different businesses within the complex will remain open during the six-month renovation.

Retro West Village apartments get sleek makeover

The Parker House Apartments are open again.

Inside MarxModa’s Detroit headquarters in a historic downtown building

A prominent and abandoned Albert Kahn-designed bank building has undergone an extensive three-year renovation.

The Detroit Yacht Club: Restoring a Belle Isle gem

The historic building on Belle Isle continues restoration efforts.

Two downtown buildings start renovations, preserve senior housing

The Louis Kamper and Stevens Buildings will undergo an $18 million renovation, while reserving their senior affordable housing status.

Renovations underway at Detroit’s Masonic Temple

The largest Masonic Temple in the world will see updates this year, including kitchen and restrooms, mechanicals, and masonry restoration.

The Fillmore Detroit to undergo renovations this summer

The concert venue will close in June and reopen in October for renovations. 180 workers will be laid off during the closure.

Hunt Street Station opens as a new coworking space

The former Third Precinct has undergone an extensive renovation and is now open as a coworking space.

Refreshed Boston-Edison brick home asks $445K

This newly-renovated six-bedroom home was loaded with carpet and wallpaper.

Facade work starts on Detroit Life Building

Olympia hasn’t announced specific plans for the building, which has sat vacant since 1977.

Historic Leland Hotel building could finally see big renovation

An RFP is out for the renovation of the downtown property.

Unusual Midtown building converted into sleek condos

This building has housed an art gallery, a church, and a funeral parlor.

Inside the revamped Detroit Club

The private club is reopening under new ownership and after a big renovation.

Detroit City FC to renovate, open Detroit City Fieldhouse

The hockey facility on East Lafayette will be home to youth soccer clubs and adult rec leagues.

The Jeffersonian apartment building finds new owners

The 29-story building will see much-needed renovations.

Learn restoration techniques at Clara and Henry Ford’s Fair Lane

Historic Surfaces LLC will lead two upcoming workshops on paint stripping and refinishing woodwork, along with tours of the restoration work at the historic estate.

Incredible Boston-Edison renovation sells for $440K

This long-vacant home went through a huge transformation.

Curbed Detroit’s top homes of 2017

We revisit some of the most memorable homes of the year, including big renovations and four stone houses.

A restored Boston-Edison home exhibits local art for annual holiday tour

The house was featured on the holiday Boston-Edison home tour and the owners not only decked it out for the holidays, but displayed art throughout the house.

University District renovation nears its finish line

We’ve followed the progress as a couple restores a 1927 University District home. Here are a few updates before the final reveal.

Inside an elegant penthouse atop the Book Cadillac

It sold unfinished for $1.2 million last year. Take a look inside one of the most beautiful condos in the city.

The Elliott Building nears opening date for new residents

This historic building, home to the first Kresge Five and Dime store, will house 23 apartments plus retail space.