In a city boasting Detroit's gorgeous historic architecture, even an avowed Modernist couldn't be faulted for wanting a home with more classic touches than, say, a streamlined Mies condo.
Hidden within the city's Green Acres neighborhood, 20161 Canterbury Rd. features crucial contemporary updates and modern finishes, all housed within a glorious 1936 Tudor facade. And it seems like no expense was spared in outfitting this pad with high-end custom elements -- both historic and current.
"The basement is all Pewabic tile; the exterior, a combination of brick and limestone," says realtor (and Alley Wine co-owner) David Knapp of Corktown's O'Connor Realty, who has listed the home, which is owned by his partner. "There are original leaded-glass windows, original plaster and wood detailing throughout, and a newer roof with copper gutters."
On the market for $219,000, this three bedroom home has two full baths, two half baths, three fireplaces, butler's pantry, wine cellar and one killer fenced-in backyard, which we've helpfully dubbed the "Party Patio."
"When people think about urban living, they don't normally think about green spaces," Knapp told The Huffington Post. "This yard looks fantastic. And it's great for parties."
Step inside, and prepare to be surprised. The 2,800 square foot home is furnished and styled with a thoroughly modern sensibility -- bold colors, angular walls and shining hardwoods. "The combination of old and contemporary is very European," he noted.
Thankfully, you won't need to move overseas to experience this marriage of modern interiors and classic design. It's only a short jaunt to Green Acres, a tree-lined, peaceful borough bordering Sherwood Forest on the northern edge of the city. Knapp says the neighborhood is tight-knit, with plenty of community programming.
"Like so many in the city say, we moved for the architecture and stayed for the neighbors," he joked of his partner's attachment to Green Acres. "Neighbors are not only next door, but blocks away."
Click through the slideshow for a virtual tour of this lovely Green Acres gem.