Rare Chance to Own $2.9M Historic Home in the Heart of Detroit
Sitting in Brush Park, one of Detroit's oldest neighborhoods is where you'll find this gorgeous historic home that recently went on the market for $2.9M. It's said to be a very rare opportunity as it's one of roughly 10 original homes that remain in the neighborhood.
If you were to drive by this house, you would never guess that it was listed for $2.9M. However, after seeing photos of the interior and learning about its rich history, you'll totally get it.
Built in 1879, this 6,710 sqft home is literally a piece of Detroit's history.
Here's a bit of the home's history as explained in the Zillow listing:
The home was originally built by a ship chandler named James P Donaldson. Then in 1893, David C. Whitney, son of millionaire David Whitney Jr., who made his fortune as a lumber baron, purchased this stellar home. He hired a famed architect, Gordon W. Lloyd, to expand and remodel the structure to its now Queen Anne style. As Detroit changed, so did 82 Alfred Street. The home's then-owner, Jeanette Davies, turned it into a boarding house to accommodate the influx of automobile industry workers pouring into Detroit in the 1920s.
You'll find 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms in the home. It also looks like it has three kitchens, one on every level.
The current owner spent over a year updating a restoring the home as you'll see in the photos below. It looks as if many of the updates were made on the third floor which has a completely different vibe than the rest of the house.