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Playful on Pierce2020-03-26T11:08:27-05:00

Proudly standing all alone in an abandoned neighborhood of Detroit sits a beacon of color and playfulness.  A pair of 2007 Cranbrook Architectural Master’s students built this modest 900 sq ft home as their thesis statement.

They chose to build over the embers of a burnt out property in Detroit and reused the original studs as well as other salvaged materials.  The upstairs walls, for example, comprise of tongue-in-groove flooring from a 1913 house. This house literally has floors for walls. You’ll definitely also know this house when you see it.  The fabulous hand painted outer murals really jump out and catch your eye.

Looking to stick around longer?  It now operates as a micro-bed and breakfast where you can be sure to enjoy the distant views and Detroit city skyline.

The Weird Homes Tour’s self-driving tours showcase unique and interesting homes in cities all across the USA.  They are highly Instagram and social media worthy and family-friendly events where photos are welcome.