1941 Modernistic – Detroit, MI – $199,000

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Added to OHD on 3/14/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/8/19   -   21 Comments
3015 W Outer Dr, Detroit, MI 48221

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  • $199,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 full, 2 half Bath
  • 2020 Sq Ft
Bagley District! Art Deco corner house! 2 blocks away from Livernois, the Avenue Of Fashion! Walking distance to Kuzo's, Baker's Lounge, Narrow Way Cafe, art galleries and the many more Livernois attractions that open up every day! Bagley District is the hottest, trendiest neighborhood in Detroit! The City just completed new infrastructure on the street. About the house... art deco gem, with an amazing layout that is awaiting your modern touches! Grand living room with a den area overlooking the the terrace and backyard. TWO wood burning fireplaces, one in the living room, and one in the basement! Basement is 1000sq ft, 500 of it finished! New furnace, newer AC unit, newer windows throughout the house!Great news is that you get to design the kitchen and bathroom of your dreams! Finish the second floor balcony and you'll have a perfect terrace to hear the music festivals!
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Tim Gilson, Keller Williams Realty
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21 Comments on 1941 Modernistic – Detroit, MI – $199,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    It’s hard to find this particular style as original as this one is. Not my taste but I certainly see why people love these when they are original.

  2. AvatarKirsten Barger says: 13 comments

    I love this one!

  3. SNancyKatSNancyKat says: 18 comments

    I LOATH those glass blocks that get used in windows. But do you think those are original? Or was there a regular curved full glass in there at one point? Love the colored tile in the bathrooms!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Glass blocks were pretty common for this style so I don’t doubt they are original. I think most people used them poorly decades later (the 1980’s?) so maybe that’s why they get the hate.

      • SNancyKatSNancyKat says: 18 comments

        When shopping for a house where I live it was common to see them in the little brick, cottage style early/mid century homes we were looking at. But seeing so many I know they went in where there was original stained glass or a decorative window. I didn’t even consider any house with them unless it was in a bathroom or basement! I developed an aversion to them.

    • RossRoss says: 2406 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      The glass blocks would be original.

      Sadly, the original windows have been replaced. I imagine that the lost windows were more distinctive than the single-pane replacement windows. Metal casements, perhaps?

      The bathrooms are fabulous and I would hunt for the right color toilets! They are out there!

      The dining room chandelier may be original. If so, it’s a treasure!

      There are two bedroom lights which also look original.

      I love that this house is 1941. It’s part of an era/style which has no name, being post-Deco and pre-Atomic Age. It would be great fun to restore the house, and decorate it with truly period-correct Moderne fabrics and furnishings.

      • BethsterBethster says: 805 comments
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        1927 Spanish
        NY (house is in VA), NY

        Yes—I thought, “That green bathroom is fab, but it needs a peachy-beigey toilet!”

    • BethsterBethster says: 805 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      I love glass blocks on vintage Moderne or Modernistic style houses. I don’t even mind touches of glass block on newer houses, if it works with the overall style. But it did get really out of control in the ’80s.

      The back of this house is beautiful, with the curves walls and glass block. Much prettier than the front!

      Poor yard needs some trees and landscaping. 🙁

  4. AvatarDJZ says: 45 comments

    Not my most loved style of house, but as a deco lover, I’m in love with this house. The simplistic charm and the exterior seals the deal for me. IMO, Id refinish the floors, revive the bathrooms(fresh paint, the tile work is just magical) and give the kitchen a minor update. This house is a true gem and worth keeping intact.

  5. TGrantTGrant says: 554 comments
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    New Orleans, LA

    This place just begs for some sleek, streamline modern landscaping and a bit of a Hollywood Deco interior. Love the original tile bathrooms.

  6. CoraCora says: 1893 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    I didn’t think I would love it, but I do. It’s certainly unique!

  7. AvatarJbilly says: 45 comments

    I wish my 1940’s had brick like this. Prettiest brick colors I have ever seen. Mine is weird cement bricks that are super smooth…and painted. I don’t have any glass block windows but they were quite common during this period and into the 1950’s. I hope someone saves them. I wish there was a better picture of the dining room light. I bet it is something special…lighting I can find, windows all horizontal panels I have but I wish there was a source for this style of mosaic bathroom floor. The four by four I can find in a rainbow of colors but I can not find the floors…..

  8. AvatarLady Texas says: 145 comments

    I love glass block. I may be a majority of one!

  9. AvatarMelody says: 426 comments

    I am not a fan of this time period, but I love the tiled bathrooms! The colour choices here are not my favourite – I love blue and green, but not pink. I would love a blue sink!!

  10. AvatarMike M. says: 6 comments

    I refer to this style as Folk International. Hee! I owned a triplex in Maryland in a neighborhood full of duplexes and triplexes like this. No glass block but they all originally had metal casements like Ross suggests. Some still do. YES to finding color appropriate toilets, but please try and find a smaller blue one so our knees won’t bang against the opposite wall when we visit!

  11. Avatarcyberc says: 102 comments

    ohhh, the BRICK! Stops my heart and I’ve been staring at it for a while now. THE BRICK – OMGosh, THE BRICK!!

  12. Avatarsouthwest guy says: 59 comments

    This house is really unusual. As said above, refurbishing and decorate to the period. Landscaping would make it more stunning. I looked up homes for sale in the Bagly District. It is amazing how many really neat Tudor Style homes are for sale. Most very inexpensive. Starting at $10,000. This house, I believe is the most expensive home for sale now. In these Tudor neighborhoods, I can imagine how lovey the streetscape was at one time. Articles say the Bagly District is changing for the better.

    • AvatarSusan says: 12 comments

      A TOTAL WINNER in my book. I’d love if this one was mine. And at average height, we may be able ok with the knee space in the yellow/blue bath. ☺️

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