Restored 143-Year-Old Donaldson-Whitney House Reduced to $2.9M in Detroit’s Brush Park
$2,900,000 | Built 1879 | 6,710 Sq. Ft. | 9 Beds | 6.5 Baths | 0.58 Acres
82 Alfred St, Detroit, MI 48201
Formerly dilapidated, the current owner has remarkably restored and brought back one of Brush Park’s most impressive mansions! The 143-year-old Donaldson-Whitney House has been reduced to $2.9 million in Detroit, Michigan. Listing details: This magnificent home reflects the economic roller coaster ride that has carried The City of Detroit for decades. Built in 1879 by James P. Donaldson (the original owner), the home remained in the Donaldson Family for many years. In 1893, David C. Whitney purchased this stellar home. He hired an architect, Gordon W. Lloyd, to expand and remodel the structure to its now Queen Anne style. Over the years, there have been many other owners. As Detroit changed, so did 82 Alfred Street. To accommodate the influx in the automobile industry workers that were pouring into Detroit in the 1920’s, the home’s then owner, Jeanette Davies, turned it into a boarding house; it remained as such until the 1940’s.
At some point over the many years, this architectural gem became dilapidated. The Carriage House had completely caved in. Then, in 2012, the current owner purchased her and spent the better part of one year, day in and day out, restoring her the beautiful home she is today. He replaced all mechanicals; high velocity HVAC, boiler, water heater, plumbing, electrical panels and wiring. He replaced the roof. He remodeled the main kitchen in 2015 and then all other kitchens and bathrooms were modeled in 2021. This is just the short list of the many renovations he completed. This is your opportunity to own one of approximately 10 original homes that remain in Brush Park, one of the City’s oldest neighborhoods. The Donaldson-Whitney House is on the market for $2.9 million with Matt O’Laughlin of Max Broock, Realtors-Detroit (248) 208-2970. Photography by Sasha Marcheta at Skyview Experts.