Home fit for a gearhead

This living room and kitchen space was once a car repair shop. Photo credit: Christian Gerard

Some cars need so much work they practically live at the repair shop. Well, now you can live in it, too!

residential listing in Corktown that hit the market last month for a whopping $1.2 million is a converted car shop. The listing claims that the 2,050-square-foot building on Trumbull Avenue dates back to 1904 as “one of the first car shops in Detroit.” 

While the asking price is high, the converted home has undergone an extensive and impressive renovation. A slider door salvaged from an old Stroh’s delivery truck is used for one of its bathrooms, by the expansive kitchen and living room space. A spiral staircase leads to a lofted bedroom and lounge area.


The Dig is written by Aaron Mondry, who had an amazing time camping with his 18-month-old last week at Pinery Provincial Park in Canada. Got any other suggestions for kid-friendly campsites?

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