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Detroit Design Show House

November 12 - November 13

Detroit Design Showhouse

Interior designer Carrie Long of Royal Oak-based Carrie Long Interiors has recently done it again — this time in her own home! The master of renovation, design and vision has overhauled her new family-style, circa-1930s West Bloomfield Township residence with a keen eye for art from around the world, children’s priorities, adult sanctuaries and lovely landscaping.

Altering the home’s footprint in clever ways opened the space for today’s lifestyles. Long’s young sons, energetic dogs, and husband, who also works at the design firm, undoubtedly cherish their new environs, which includes a practical second-floor laundry room, and a soothing master-suite addition, replete with an enviable walk-in closet.

The intriguing property, which is part of the historic Westacres Subdivision, boasts a fascinating story. The development was part of the Federal Emergency Relief Acts of 1933, which proposed the construction of affordable, cement-block-style housing. The New Deal’s revitalization programs led to the development of the Westacres housing project, and today the region is often recognized as the forerunner of modern suburbanization and residential development.

“I grew up in the area and loved the idea of purchasing property here,” says Long, whose clients are based around the United States.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this home in person on a very special tour, whose proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.