Sometimes real estate gushing is accurate, in addition to being hype. A broker with a distinctive property in Brush Park tells Crain's: "It's a really rare opportunity to own a true piece of Detroit history."
That's a legit pitch for a condo in a 19th century home that was the first site of Pewabic Pottery. The business publication adds:
One unit in the two-unit Ransom Gillis house, at 205 Alfred St. in Detroit, was listed this week for $1.99 million. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath unit dates to 1876 and was updated in 2015 by Nicole Curtis of HGTV's "Rehab Addict" show. ...
The house is one of Detroit's oldest homes and was designed by Henry T. Brush and George D. Mason, a prolific architect who was then Brush's assistant, according to Historic Detroit. Gillis was a dry goods merchant.
The home features a turret, stained-glass windows, a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and custom cabinets in the kitchen.
It also has a Pewabic Pottery design on the floor in the entryway. The company was located in a carriage house on the property until 1906, according to Historic Detroit; other businesses replaced it in later years.
The three-level residence has a finished basement, hardwood floors and 2,815 square feet of space.
It's on the corner of Alfred and John R, a block east of Woodward Avenue.
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