Sunday, September 28, 2008

Update - Upland Green Condominiums Ann Arbor MI

Upland Green condominiums coming to life!

The Panara Bread restaurant located at the Upland Green Condominiums (Plymouth Rd. in Ann Arbor - 1 mile NE of downtown Ann Arbor and adjacent to the University of Michigan North Campus) opened this weekend after a long delay.

This Panara location is, is one of the nicest ones I have seen. The unusual shape of the building creates lots of interesting alcoves and nooks. Great for a quiet moment or a conversation. Located just across Plymouth Rd. from the University of Michigan North Campus, it is sure to be a hit.

After about 1 year of dormancy, the Panara Bread Company opening is sure to create some momentum for this development. Upland Green and Plymouth Green Crossings are both fighting to gain traction in the northeast Ann Arbor real estate market challenged by the closing of the Pfizer complex.

There are 20 units available at the Upland Green Condominium development ranging in size from 512 square feet to 1587 sq ft. Prices range from around $130,000 to $340,000.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blue Collar Bike

This bicycle , parked on Huron St. in downtown Ann Arbor sports a UAW bumber sticker and lots of duct tape. Click on the picture for a larger view.

Ready for some haulin!

One North Main Condominiums

One North Main, downtown Ann Arbor's largest class A office building located at the nothwest corner of Main and Huron also features 29 two story and ranch style- condominiums. Built in 1988 One North Main condominiums offer underground secure parking, great views of Downtown Ann Arbor and a fabulous location right in the heart of downtown.

One North Main sits at the corner of Main and Huron. The new Ashley Terrace Condominiums can be seen to the West.

Updated Ashley Terrace Condominiums photos

Ashly Terrace in downtown Ann Arbor
is getting the final touches. The trailer which contained the model is gone. Congratulations Ashley Terrace, on getting this project up in these tough times.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Historic Victorian Home for sale in Saline MI

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302 E. Henry, Saline Michigan for sale. Listed with at Keller Williams Realty at$699,900.

Saline's historic Victorian Davenport home, built in 1873, is an exhilarating find and a rare example of Second Empire residential architecture. Most the Victorian era (1860-1900) properties in this style are seen in municipal buildings, rather than residential properties.
The opportunity to own this style of historic home comes along rarely, especially when it is so well maintained and loved. The current owners saw to it to extensively renovate when they purchased the property 12 years ago, while staying true to their home's historic roots.
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During renovations, the home surprised its owners by telling its forgotten historical secrets. A garden room renovation revealed a hidden crawl space that can be accessed from the basement stairs. The room, 4'high by 6'wide and 20'-long, is rumored by locals to have been used for the Underground Railroad. Other finds include newspapers from 1892, and velvet parlor curtains in a box in the attic, and an etching on a piece of broken glass with the name Emily Davenport, wife of Beverly Davenport, who built the home.
Besides historical prominence, it's a great location. The home is a short, walkable distance from quaint cafes and restaurants in downtown Saline, a city voted by CNN/Money Magazine as a top-50 "Best Place to Live in the Country." Locals love casual dining at Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack, karaoke Fridays at Dan's Downtown Tavern, meeting friends for coffee at My Favorite Café or wine at micro-winery The Spotted Dog, all nearby.