paid 1k, selling for 69k 6 months later

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nice, how much they put into it though? obviously they have made a profit, but lets not kid ourselves and think that $68k is what they are walking away with

Great idea to use wood for the portch and siding.  house will look like shit in 5 years with no upkeep.

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Yeah . if the block is full of yutes and bandos, in americas least beaitiful city.   Whats the point.

 

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On any house, the return is only thing that matters. How much do they earn?

 

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Yeah . if the block is full of yutes and bandos, in americas least beaitiful city.   Whats the point.

 

Flickr/DDohler

"Detroit? Beautiful?" Yes, that's what they used to say about the Motor City. No, wait, that's what they still say, particularly if "they" have never paid this place a visit. And while we can all agree that parts of this city just ain't pretty, the land of the 313 is very much an eye-catching place, filled with beautiful peoplebeautiful neighborhoods, and beautiful places... like these ones. (And no, ruin porn doesn't count.)

The Fox Theatre

Sometimes, the Fox gets taken for granted, but it really is a spectacular theater. Sinatra played here, as did Elvis, and both of them are on record saying, "The Fox Theatre is one of the most beautiful places in Detroit, just like Thrillist said."

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Flickr/Mike

Sunset Point on Belle Isle

Here on the west end of Belle Isle, Sunset Point affords perhaps the single greatest view of the Detroit skyline, complete with Ambassador Bridge, a towering RenCen, and a slice of Windsor. It's enjoyable during any season, as well as anytime of day, but it is called Sunset Point for a reason.

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Flickr/Jim D

Belle Isle Conservatory

Where else in the city can you get your fill of palm trees, cacti, succulents, ferns, and flowers? Nowhere, that's where. It's a soothing place to be anytime of year, but the conservatory's six sections are probably best enjoyed in the dead of winter when all hope of spring seems lost.

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Detroit Riverfront

The Dequindre Cut

It's not about size, it's how you use it. The Cut may only be 1.2 miles long, but Detroiters use it well, what with the bike lanes and the graffiti and the public art. Moreover, the Cut is both a shower and a grower, with the extension to Eastern Market scheduled to be completed before the New Year (hopefully?).

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Detroit Riverfront

The Riverwalk at dusk

Once upon a time, the riverfront was an inaccessible concrete slab of sadness with nary a fountain in sight. Fast-forward to the present where you now have gardens, wetlands, gardens, memorials, a carousel, and yes, fountains, not to mention a diverse group of locals and visitors.

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Coach Insignia

The view from the top of the RenCen

The place to see it all and that will make you think... mostly about the beauty of the river or Detroit architecture, but will also lead to questions: who in the hell planned this city? How can we resize it? Will Woodward always be lined with orange barrels?

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Flickr/George Thomas

Comerica Park on a summer night

When the sun is low, the game's sold out, and a Tiger hits one out of the park, we dare you not to get goosebumps. We dare you.

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Flickr/Jeff Dunn

The inside of the Guardian Building

"The Cathedral of Finance." At least, that's what they call it. The exterior semi-domes are lined with Pewabic pottery, the vaulted ceilings are a patchwork of Aztec designs, and the Michigan mural at the south end of the main hall pays tribute to the industries of Michigan. It's a badass of a building.

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Flickr/Iván Chaar-López

The Fisher Building, inside and out

"The Cathedral of Commerce" -- at least, that's what someone called it at some point. And it is still pretty commercial, considering it houses radio studios, the Fisher Theatre, and a smattering of shops. It's also been called "Detroit's largest art object" for its elegant Art Deco details.

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Flickr/Timothy Caldwell

Rivera Court at the DIA

Diego Rivera painted these puppies (note: not actual puppies) from 1932-1933, and when the murals were unveiled, people freaked out because of Marxism or whatever. Now, they're the DIA's prized possession and an homage to labor, industry, and that critical component of Midwest prosperity: the factory.

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Flickr/Mike Boening Photography

Pallister Ave in New Center

If you're a pedestrian-only street, you're probably pretty handsome. Such is the case with Pallister Ave. Paved with brick, lined with sycamores, and illuminated by street lamps, it's one of the most beautiful little blocks in the D.

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Campus Martius Park

Campus Martius Park at Christmastime

Between the giant Christmas tree, the brightly lit storefronts, the gleaming ice rink, and the prospect of hot chocolate, you pretty much have to hang out at Campus Martius at least once during Christmastime.

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Flickr/Becky Johns

Eastern Market on Flower Day

Thousands of people = bad. Thousands of perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees = good. Regardless of your feelings about crowds, you can't deny that shedful after shedful of colorful plants is pleasant to look at.

Forrest Spliffn -

Yeah . if the block is full of yutes and bandos, in americas least beaitiful city.   Whats the point.

 

The changes to the downtown area in the last 10 years are unbelievable.  I was very skeptical until seeing it first hand. There is plenty of work that needs to be done still, but the revitalized areas rival any big city in the country. 

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Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge

 

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PJ is taking any shit today.

Passive Jay -
TwoCheekSneak -
Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge



He's a bus boy and he's 40. 

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Malvert the Janitor -
Passive Jay -
TwoCheekSneak -
Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge



He's a bus boy and he's 40. 



hey there liar! molest any kids lately?

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Passive Jay -
Malvert the Janitor -
Passive Jay -
TwoCheekSneak -
Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge



He's a bus boy and he's 40. 



hey there liar! molest any kids lately?



That's an odd question.


I don't think it deserved the down vote someone gave you but they clearly did. 


What made child sex abuse spring to mind, Jay? 

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Malvert the Janitor -
Passive Jay -
Malvert the Janitor -
Passive Jay -
TwoCheekSneak -
Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge



He's a bus boy and he's 40. 



hey there liar! molest any kids lately?



That's an odd question.


I don't think it deserved the down vote someone gave you but they clearly did. 


What made child sex abuse spring to mind, Jay? 



so thats a yes?

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TwoCheekSneak -
Passive Jay -

We've got a pretty impressive restoration to show you today. This home in northwest Detroit, abandoned since 2008, was bought through the Detroit Land Bank Authority this year for just $1,000. As you can imagine, it was in pretty rough shape.

Cut to a few months later, and it's been brought back to life.

The couple who bought the home own a furniture and design shop in Ferndale. They not only restored all the essential features, but added great designer details throughout. And it's not the first time they've undertaken this kind of project: We wrote about their restoration of a fire-damaged home on Monica Street that sold earlier this year.

 

 

 

This one on Biltmore Street is listed through Hall & Hunter Birmingham for $69,900. It's 785 square feewith two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a one-car garage.

On the outside, the couple added a cute stained-wood porch with minimal fencing. Even the blue siding and just-planted landscaping look great side-by-side.

Inside, the home was smartly, but minimally redesigned with pleasant color schemes. The living room has some neat color accenting on the wall. The kitchen has a black subway-tile backsplash that contrasts nicely with the yellow cabinets.

All the furnishings can be purchased for an additional $3,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you do for a living Jay. 


I work at a country club as the receptionist/concierge



He's a bus boy and he's 40. 



hey there liar! molest any kids lately?



Damn! He's Agressiveasfuck Jay today! Lmao