Detroit | $549,900
A 1916 house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on an 8,350-square-foot lot
This stucco-covered colonial is in the Boston-Edison Historic District, whose 900-plus houses, in a variety of sizes, styles and degrees of grandeur, date mostly from the first two decades of the 20th century. It is about 10 minutes north of downtown Detroit, via the nearby freeway. Motown Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts and Henry Ford Hospital are all within a few miles. Woodward Avenue, a historic, business-lined thoroughfare, is five blocks east.
Size: 3,500 square feet
Price per square foot: $157
Indoors: The current owners repainted and plastered interior walls throughout the house, upgraded much of the lighting to LEDs, installed custom radiator covers and rebuilt all of the windows, including those in the restored sunroom.
To the left of the foyer is a large living room with original hardwood floors, ceiling beams and decorative molding. Five windows are set into a wide bay, and there is a painted-brick fireplace flanked by glass-fronted Craftsman-style bookcases. The dining room is to the side and has chunkier molding painted white in contrast to its gray walls. Casement windows are set into a niche that could hold a sideboard, and French doors open to the sunroom.
The kitchen, remodeled by a previous owner, is also next to the dining room and can be reached from there or from the central hall. It has white cabinets (many of the upper ones include glass fronts on the highest tier), stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. A central island seats two.