The Historic Sherbrooke in Detroit’s Midtown Being Converted into 14 Condominiums

The Sherbrooke is a historic residential building close to Wayne State University and several restaurants. // Photograph Courtesy of Friedman Urban

Detroit’s Midtown district will see the conversion of a historic residential building, The Sherbrooke at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Hancock Street, into 14 condominiums, according to Friedman Urban. Quinn Evans is the architectural firm overseeing the renovation.

The conversion includes one-bedroom and one-bathroom units ($235,084) and two-bedroom and two-bathroom units ($312,881), each offering an open floor plan, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. The two-bedroom units also offer a brick fireplace, a private outdoor terrace, and a master en suite.

In addition, there is a three-bedroom and three-bathroom penthouse ($624,840) that offers 1,905 square feet of space, a master en suite, a six-foot clawfoot soaking tub, a private outdoor terrace, a vaulted cathedral ceiling, a brick fireplace, an upgraded kitchen, and walk-in closets.

Built in 1914, the exterior of The Sherbrooke (615 W. Hancock) was designed in the English style of architecture by the firm of Pollmar and Ropes. Common features include a slate main staircase, original lead glass windows, beige brick, and multiple fixtures and ornamentations.

The building is kitty-corner to Wayne State University’s Old Main, and is in walking distance to the Traffic Jam and Snug, Mario’s Restaurant, Motor City Brewing Works, and a Shinola store, among others.

“Located at the intersection of culture and convenience, The Sherbrooke is true Detroit character in the heart of Midtown,” says James Tumey, vice president of Friedman Urban and exclusive marketing and sales agent for the property.

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