Historic Detroit Home Takes Term ‘Fixer Upper’ to New Heights in Big Way
I have huge respect for those that can look at a home and see the endless possibilities. With a little paint, a few updates, and suddenly, what started as a fixer-upper has become a showplace. Truth be told, there are those homes that may seem just too far gone to save, and this Detroit home may just be that kind of place.
To be honest, this historical house in Detroit may even scare away Joanna Gaines herself, but we could be wrong. Currently on the market for $260,000 (yes seriously), needing some TLC is an understatement.
Built-in 1920, the home is situated right in the heart of the Detroit Historical District. There's no doubt that this massive 5,000 sq. ft with cathedral ceiling throughout was once a majestic showplace. Detailed architecture is seen throughout the home which boasts 6 bedrooms with a large second-floor master suite and large fireplace in the room and walk-in closets.
A large foyer and grand staircase once greeted guests as they arrived for parties and dinners. There is no lack of space for entertaining. There are also 4.5 bathrooms, which include a full bath on each level of the home. Curb appeal is somewhat hidden by the overgrown vines, the unique terra-cotta roof is still visible. Location is everything, so you can't beat the fact this place is just minutes from Henry Ford Hospital, The Fischer Theater, and the expressways.
It's clear the home really has it all or at least did. The new owner will really need to have imagination and some extra funds to restore the house to its original grandeur. You see...let's see how to put this likely...this place is a mess. Sadly the neglect over the years has left the home in complete decay and shambles. Nature has even taken over what was once a welcoming home to the outside world. The listing even notes,
"Due to the extensive rehab needs of the home, no showing will be permitted until the inspection period after an accepted offer to protect the interest of all parties".
Take a look below at what could be the perfect home renovation project.
$260K Historic Detroit Home is Major Fixer-Upper: Look