200 West Michigan

200 w michigan

In 2002 Eric and Karen Maurer transformed empty space above the former Kresge store at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street into twelve loft apartments. Today tourgoers will see Scotty James’s terrific studio apartment with its three tall windows embedded in a brick wall that overlooks Washington Street. Last September James moved from a 5,500-square-foot house in Detroit into this 650-squarefoot space that has it all: a nice kitchen, a great bathroom, a brick archway framing the entrance to the main living area, and a surprising amount of room for James’s eclectic collection of amazing furniture and stuff. The headboard for his bed was once a choir stall at the Methodist Church in Ann Arbor. His TV lives on a 1950s credenza. He bought an elaborate Moroccan lamp at Bowerbird Mongo. It sits next to his 1860 Huntzinger chair, a prototype for today’s recliners. You get the idea. And don’t miss the disco ball!

 

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