This little home has received some BIG press.


Compact house, once blighted, revamped for a second life

By: Robin Runyan

It sits on a block with nothing else on it, just a few blocks east of the bustling Eastern Market and Dequindre Cut extension. Looking around from the upper windows, you can see downtown to the east. But in all other directions, all you see are a few abandoned houses, a police station, and urban prairie. McLeskey sees the house as a metaphor of what happened in Detroit. It was built, lived in, changed hands, blighted, and renewed. It sits near the edge of Poletown and Eastern Market, with one way looking toward blight and the other toward vibrancy.


Detroit: Syncopating an Urban Landscape

By: Dan Pitera

2126 Pierce Street is the first new single-family house built in this Detroit neighborhood in almost 80 years, with a gross habitable area of approximately 900 square feet. The project is intended as a framework for thinking about urban re-settlement and domesticity, and, in a modest but significant way, for attending to the needs of the citizens and the neighborhood. The work is independent, minor and vernacular, standing apart and yet contributing to the collective life of the place.

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One-of-a-kind Airbnb to offer travelers authentic Detroit experience

By: Gus Burns

It's hard to miss 2126 Pierce in Detroit. It's the one of the only houses is a several-block area that has otherwise been converted from blighted, abandoned, littered, overgrown lots to urban prairie.

Planned Airbnb Is Distinctive . . . But How Is it an 'Authentic Detroit Experience?'

By: Alan Stamm

A young real estate investor's colorful new project on Detroit's near east side is bold, creative and inspiring. It's a colorfully reclaimed home, now envisioned as a distinctive Airbnb for adventurous visitors.


Possibly The Coolest Airbnb In The U.S. Is Being Built In Detroit

By: Joel Gullickson

Not far from the heart of downtown Detroit stands a weird little house in the middle at 2126 Pierce Street. Many Detroiters have probably driven by it and wondered who lives there, or what the hell it’s doing there in the first place. If so, you’re not alone.