Brick + Beam Detroit

the hague house

House, 1,501-2,000 Square feet

I love that its located near the booming 7.2 miles of Detroit rather than with in that 7.2 miles. I particularly like that its in a real neighborhood of people who have lived in Detroit their whole lives as well as transplants. I love the cedar shingles, fireplace, hardwood floors, and lead glass windows. When we bought our Northend project, it was full of trash, recovering from a rat infestation that surprised even my Wayne county Health Department Rodent control experience. The porch was falling away from the house. It took us two dumpsters and a whole summer of bulk trash days to clean it.


We demolished the porch and replaced it with a temporary porch with friends and family. We hired a door guy in the neighborhood to replace the back door and change the locks. Our plumber replaced dripping pipes with pex in the basement. Just to help us see what the end project would like, we put a coat of primer on the walls which was completely premature but emotionally encouraging.( I was getting overwhelmed. I needed a light at the end of the tunnel beckoning me to move forward). We removed the carpet from the stairs and sanded as well as the tile from the kitchen. We busted up the cement underneath the wooden stairs and hauled it to the Detroit Yard (made some friends their)

It took: 16 months

Cost: $1,000-2,500

Recorded: May 2016

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