The unique architecture of Detroit is well-known. Homes built in the 19th century and 20th century were still standing today. But three of Detroit's most iconic properties were on the market at the same moment for several months. The Whitney, Kresge and Book mansions were up for sale for several months. However, due to the threat of recession and ongoing COVID-19 pandemics, it was difficult to sell them. Louis Kamper, an architect, was inspired by the famous Palace of Versailles in France when designing the property. It features seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a grand marble staircase. The Book Mansion, which is part of Indian Village, was built by James Burgess Book Jr. in 1911. The Kresge Mansion includes staff quarters as well as a carriage house upstairs with living quarters. Zillow The home was built in 1914 by Sebastian and Anna Kresge. According to the Detroit News in 1948, Anna Kresge's death, the church received the Kresge as a gift. In 1993, the Kresge was purchased by the Catholic Church to be renovated and used to house and practice space visiting members of the symphony while they were playing in Detroit. The project was abandoned by Covid. It's up for sale at $3.25million. The Whitney Mansion is up for sale for $2.9 million. The Whitney has 52 rooms and is home to a conservatory in a cage. It is also equipped with Tiffany glass windows. Lloyd designed the 52-room estate, which featured Tiffany glass windows and a conservatory. Jim Jarmusch used the estate to film "Only Lovers Left Alive" in 2013. The mansion was in a state of disrepair at the time. However, it was restored and is now a fine-dining restaurant. Local legend has it that Whitney is a "haunted house" and has attracted some interested buyers. Matt O'Laughlin, Max Broock Realtors' listing agent, stated that selling the property has been difficult due to the economic downturn. "Detroit faces a challenge. "So that's been an effort," he stated. There was some out-of-state interest but it ceased because of the pandemic. And historically, house shopping is slow during Michigan winters. O'Laughlin predicts that interest rates will stabilize in spring and house shopping will pick up again. Detroit's futureThe Kresge and Book, both residential properties, are being sold at a lower price than they would have been under normal circumstances due to a drop in the number of city residents. COVID taught us that we needed to change our lifestyle," Steve Katsaros (a broker at Keller Williams Realty) told Insider. With the rise of the work-from-home movement, the pandemic caused a mass exodus out of Detroit. It was cool and fun to live downtown. It was a ghost city. Katsaros stated that the ghost town has not been rebuilt for office buildings or other commercial structures. Whitney Mansion was built in 1890-1894 by David Whitney, a Michigan lumber baron.
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