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It’s the middle of winter in Michigan, which means we have several months before we get into warmer weather and a chance to care for and enjoy our outdoor gardens. One way to help bridge the gap — and keep your green thumb in shape — is by ad…

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Photography by Josh Stoddart When Danielle and Michael Gutelli decided to move their family from Chicago to Detroit, they wanted to live either on a lake or within walking distance of a town. They decided to forgo the waterfront for the highl…

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Well-priced, expertly staged and edited homes – at every price point – will still sell, said Meredith Colburn, who leads the #1 Top Producing Team at The Agency Hall & Hunter in Birmingham. 

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Now that summer has ended, we talk about the fall and winter real estate tips with local guru Dan Gutfreund, who owns the Dan Gutfreund Realty Group of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty in Birmingham.

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Fall is almost here, and even though we look forward to the changing colors and trips to the cider mill, shorter days and cooler weather bring us back indoors and remind us of all we’ve been neglecting around the house over the summer.

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Anyone watching the local real estate market knows: Things are volatile and that likely isn’t changing anytime soon. And Dan Gutfreund, owner of the Dan Gutfreund Realty Group of Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, says while there has …

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This renovated Grosse Pointe home stays true to its traditional look more than 90 years later BY DANIELLE ALEXANDER // PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAT STEVENSON When a 1930s Tudor-style house went on the market in Grosse Pointe, Vanessa and Tim Paxton (na…

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The perfect summer getaway to Traverse City includes a stay at the brand new 539 Bay Street. BY KORIE WILKINS / SPONSORED BY 539 BAY STREET There’s no better way to enjoy the summer in Michigan than visiting Traverse City, and if you are looking for the ultimate in luxury, privacy and all th…

This Mies-inspired vacation house on the Leelanau Peninsula offers sleek serenity BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB Perched above the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, in the small village of Northport, resides a vacation house brandishing features worthy of the term “midcentury modern.” Its elevation and multi…

Real estate expert Dan Gutfreund shares pro tips and trends for the 2022 real estate market in Metro Detroit BY KORIE WILKINS BROUGHT TO YOU BY SIGNATURE SOTHEBY’S If the last two years have taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. And with the real estate season heating up for th…

Furniture and accessories to liven up every room in your house BY SEEN EDITORS With designs ranging from botanical prints like LUSH CREAM to Art Deco-inspired ONION SKIN GILDED (and much more), the DETROIT WALLPAPER CO. knows how to make a wall shine. Prices vary per roll. Ferndale showroom …

From bathrooms and Zoom backdrops to high tech furniture, local interior designers weigh in on the biggest trends for the home in 2022 BY SEEN CONTRIBUTORS “When it comes to kitchens, a couple of years ago people were being adventurous with countertop stones or backsplashes, but now my clien…

At Detroit design store Hugh, Joe Posch pays homage to bygone eras while keeping an eye toward the future BY LEENA RAO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY DARREL ELLIS Joe Posch can recall the exact moment he fell in love with furniture. It was 1997, and Posch, who lives in Detroit, was visiting Chicago when h…

Metro Detroit real estate expert Dan Gutfreund talks local real estate trends and predictions for the coming season. By Korie Wilkins Sponsored by Signature Sotheby’s  The local real estate market is booming, and has been for a while. Dan Gutfreund, who owns the Dan Gutfreund Realty Group of…

A subterranean squash court in a Birmingham home provides a place for exercise and family bonding. BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN It’s not uncommon for Birmingham’s well-heeled homes to have dedicated workout rooms, but a few years after Matt Powers and his family moved in…

Happy hour gets a stylish update at this elegant Bloomfield Hills home bar. BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN After meeting Jordan and Michal, it’s apparent how the Bloomfield Hills couple’s taste in furnishings matches their personalities: unfussy and warm, unstarched but no…

This dreamy greenhouse provides the perfect escape from the outside world. BY BRYAN GOTTLIEB / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN As a child growing up on a farm in Michigan’s Thumb, Edith Brown developed a passion for gardening that has endured into adulthood. “My mom was always out there in the…

Geometric Patterns, clean lines, a Lego wall and pops of color: Inside one Ann Arbor home where decade-spanning styles blend seamlessly BY JENNIFER LOVY PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN Here’s a design dilemma: How do you decorate a home that stays true to the mid-century era while adding a mod…

This new Bloomfield Hills neighborhood is the perfect location – private and tucked away, close to Birmingham and walking distance to the charming Franklin Village. SPONSORED BY HM-SIGNATURE COLLECTION Buying a new home starts with finding the perfect location. One brand new neighborhood-Bro…

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One of the top selling real estate agents in Michigan, Dan Gutfreund Realty Group offers clients a team of experts in real estate, business and marketing. By Korie Wilkins Sponsored by Signature Sotheby’s  The Dan Gutfreund Realty Group, led by Dan Gutfreund, are experts in real estate, busi…

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How a White Lake house in the woods brings the outside in BY DANIELLE ALEXANDER / PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT MOUNTAIN   The idea of a 7,000-square-foot home being low maintenance may seem impossible – unless you’re talking about the White Lake abode belonging to Whitney and Christopher Quinn (name…

Don’t Just Hire A Realtor – Hire a Powerhouse Team of 8 By Kim Kisner Sponsored If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Oakland County, look no further than Renee Lossia Acho. With Renee comes a team of seven hand-picked professionals – each with a unique and highly honed skill set – who…

Inside one couple’s mid-century dream house on Gilbert Lake — an oasis of comfort and connection with nature. BY JENNIFER LOVY PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIM HAEFNER When Clare and Michael Smith (not their real names), decided to build their dream house, the couple had a simple vision: a house that embo…

As more individuals find themselves working from home, they are turning to professional organizers to declutter their space and make their work-from-home dreams come true. SPONSORED BY BETH SPIROFF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING  Beth Spiroff, owner of Beth Spiroff Professional Organizing, knows fi…

Michael and Cristy Pack take us through their DIY renovation of the Iron Victorian, a 19th century mansion in Howell, Michigan By Leena Rao Photography by Brett Mountain Some couples fall in love over their shared love of food, travel, or exercise. Michael and Cristy Pack did it over DIY hom…

Interior designer Corey Damen Jenkins on readying your space for guests, combating boring beige, and micro-makeovers for your living room Featured photo via @spacejoy Our friends, whom we haven’t seen in more than a year, are coming to visit for the weekend — but our guest bedroom looks less…

Summer is around the corner! Corey Damen Jenkins helps you spruce up your home for the season and all it brings, including those long-overdue backyard bashes We’re ready to gather with loved ones again, but we’re sticking to outdoor events for now. How do I ready my backyard space for guests…

Clean, green and good-smelling: Why Metro Detroiters are embracing living plant walls By Danielle Alexander When Diane Gloomis was remodeling her Shelby Township salon in 2019, she decided to do something unique: cover one wall with living plants. There was just one problem — she didn’t know…

Freshen up your home this spring with plants, handmade pottery, one-of-a-kind vintage finds and more from these 10 local women-owned shops By Zoe Makhool Featured photo via @youresocoup 1. Eldorado General Store 1700 Michigan Avenue, Detroit Located in Corktown, Eldorado General Store has al…

Out with the old, in with the new! Corey Damen Jenkins weighs in on the hottest home-design trends for 2021 — and the ones we can expect to bid farewell Like the changing of the winds, interior decorating trends come and go every year, and 2021 is no different. This year, the ongoing pandemi…

Scary but true: Hidden health hazards lurk in almost every room in your house. Here’s how to mitigate them By Gabriella Burman Bedroom  The Hazard: Your mattress is cushy, comfy — and, like 90% of mattresses on the market, probably filled with flame-retardant chemicals that can withstand a b…

Inside three of the coolest residential spaces in Metro Detroit  By Nicole Frehsee Mazur All That Jazz Before he was a tech entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author and innovation expert collaborating with organizations from Coca Cola to American Express, Josh Linkner was a jazz guita…