(you can see all of the other pictures that were not able to be copied to this post over on Curbed.com’s detroit site. Use this link… http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/interoir-reveal-van-dyke-mansion.php).
…ARE YOU READY? ok.. here goes.. take a seat or hold on to something tight…
This house.. no Mansion.. is selling for a whopping $One Hundred and Fourty-Five Thousand Dollars!!!
You can not even get a Studio in the Tenderloin here in SF for that much!! It makes me light in the head just thinking about it!
Gosh Dang… I LOVE this place. Living in San Francisco with the insane prices of, well, EVERYTHING, but especially home prices (even worse, rent prices…), i can not even comprehend a home like this selling for the price listed above. Sheesh, (hopefully no one will do this), but just the architectural salvage would bring in more than they are asking. I wish i could buy this beauty and live in it while i watch the city rebuild around me! Detroit is now the perfect place for a huge artist community to come in and be able to finally create without worrying about how to come up with $2000 a month for a dinky studio apt. With prices like that, how could an artist actually afford to make art unless they have already made it big? I think there are big and awesome things in store for Detroit.
It is so sad to see what has happened to a major metropolitan mecca and almost unbelievable! But i dont think that this city is going to be dead like this forever. For many many americans (and others), this situation, that has happened to it has allowed dreams that were always only a fantasy, to come true. There is actually a place now for those dreams to be lived out. I have so much hope for Detroit, unlike SF. The hope actually makes me happy and excited! Sf is almost too far gone to try and grasp it back down to reality! I wish it werent so far, or i’d take my measly $$ and actually try and become a home owner!
I have faith in you Detroit! And… You will come back!