Saturday, June 29, 2013

Historic Home Shows Attention to Detail

This charming historic home has been renovated with careful attention to details, and it shows it.  Yes, Northville is not Downriver.  But this house, location aside, is similar to ones that can be found in Wyandotte or other Downriver communities, and maybe you can get some good ideas from here.

I absolutely love the color of it, although the bushes could maybe be trimmed back a little bit.  On the inside though, it is a bit overdone.  The kid rooms, in particular, go beyond whimsical to jarring.  It's as if this designer felt she had to put a lot of different elements in it when fewer elements repeated would have worked better, in my humble opinion.

According to some of the comments in the article, the house was bought for $400,000 or so in 2009 and would be worth $500,000 today.  I'm not an expert on home values in downtown Northville, so I will take their word on it.  It does sound about right.




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