Detroit Gallery of Metals

The Detroit Gallery of Metals is not just the home and studio of renowned metal artist, Carlos Nielbock, but it is a cultural institution established to celebrate, preserve, and explore the role of metal arts in Detroit and around the World. From his signature ornamental metalworks, such as the legendary “Detroit Sign”,  iron elements [...]

By |2019-09-12T18:45:13-05:00August 9th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes|0 Comments

Ron’s Recycled Roost

Tucked away in a quiet eastside Detroit neighborhood hides a handmade wonderment of custom woodworking and true Detroit DIY-style skill. Revived from its official Condemned status by the city, and once crumbling at nearly all its seams, Ron's Recycled Roost is a combination of many reclaimed, recycled, donated, and sometimes even trash picked Detroit relics [...]

Detroit Artists’ Test Lab

Detroit Artist’s Test Lab is not only the gallery and artist incubation space that people know about but it’s also the home of Glenn Urquhart and Kira Kessler.  Originally built as a dance hall in 1922, the sight was primarily used as storage for 1980’s office equipment when Glen and Kira got their hands on [...]

By |2019-07-30T18:09:16-05:00July 30th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes, All Weird Homes|0 Comments

The Boom Boom Museum

Matt and Sara's dwelling is anything but your typical apartment.  The double decker infinity pool is your first glimpse into what will surely be sensory overload. After a short walk up the stairs, the view from the 2nd floor veranda is nothing short of an oasis straight out of 1960’s Palm Springs. One step inside [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:40:03-05:00July 26th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes, All Weird Homes|0 Comments

The Davids’ Pop Art House

From the outside of Judy and John Davids’ home you might think it’s your run-of-the-mill modest 1916 bungalow but you would be very, very wrong.  The house is like a large pop art installation where practically every wall is painted with either a bold color or covered with a psychedelic print. All this color is [...]

By |2019-07-26T15:35:44-05:00July 26th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes, All Weird Homes|0 Comments

Hamtramck Disneyland

Hamtramck Disneyland is the folk art masterpiece of Dymtro Szylak. Szylak grew up in Ukraine and immigrated to the U.S. with his wife to the Hamtramck, MI home in the 1950s. After his retirement from General Motors in the mid-1980’s, Szlyak was looking for a hobby to fill his time and thus Hamtramck Disneyland was [...]

By |2019-07-19T16:30:37-05:00July 19th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes, All Weird Homes|0 Comments

MBAD African Bead Museum

16 years ago Olayami Dabls came to the corner of Grand River and West Grand Blvd with a vision to create a space for his community to understand the immense power of their African heritage. Occupying almost an entire city block, the MBAD African Bead Museum houses 18 outdoor installations as well as the African [...]

By |2019-07-19T16:02:31-05:00July 19th, 2019|2019 Detroit Weird Homes, All Weird Homes|0 Comments

Fun House of Style

This fun and funky Detroit Allen Park home belongs to Shanise Tucker, an interior decorator and fashion style consultant who works under the brand Dollface Couture. Over the past 15 years, Shanise has decorated her home with what inspires her.  The home is bursting with creative style and color with every square inch filled with [...]