House of the Day: Detroit Gem in Need of Polishing



Flipping through the Detroit MLS these days produces some sad-trombone listings, but we keep coming back to a 10,395-square-foot baronial Tudor listed for $759,000.

Since not even the Motor City can stay woeful forever (that's our inner Pollyanna speaking), we decided to feature what appears to be a steal. Yes, it is in Detroit proper. Properties in the suburbs, while down in value, still carry heftier price tags than those in the city -- where officials were literally giving homes away to first responders who would take them and just agree to please live there.

But this one? It looks like a gem that needs some polishing to us. Your thoughts, readers?