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Check Out These Weird Homes in Detroit You Can Tour Saturday

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Image credit: Thanin Viriyaki Photography

The Weird Homes Tour is a national tour coming to Detroit this weekend. Here are some of our favorite strange places.

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Returning to Detroit for a second time, the Weird Homes Tour is wild, odd, and can encourage us to embrace our inner-strange. 

This Saturday, August 24, tourists gain access to spaces across the city like Disneyland in Hamtramck, a Pop-Up Art House in Royal Oak and a deeper look inside the Dabls Mbad Bead Museum in Detroit on Grand River. 

Ron's Rooster House on Detroit's Eastside.Thanin Viriyaki Photography
Thanin Viriyaki Photography

Ron’s Rooster House on Detroit’s Eastside.

The point of it is to take some of this into your own hands. Change your perspective a bit,” says Julién Godman, coordinator for the Detroit edition of the national Weird Homes Tour. “It’s okay to make a lime green mosaic wall in your foyer. It’s okay to put some large, wacky, art structures in your front lawn if you want; it’s your space. Do what you want with it.”

Godman adds, “It’s kind of like an inspirational tour for other homeowners  or [aspiring] homeowners.”   

Click on the player above to listen to an interview with tour organizer Julién Godman and see some weird homes below.


Fun House of Style bursts with vintage board games, autographed posters and creative style selections.Thanin Viriyaki Photography
Thanin Viriyaki Photography

Fun House of Style bursts with vintage board games, autographed posters and creative style selections.

 

The Detroit Gallery of Metals is not just the home and studio of renowned metal artist, Carlos Nielbock, but a cultural institution established to celebrate, preserve and explore the role of metal arts in Detroit. Thanin Viriyaki Photography
Thanin Viriyaki Photography

The Detroit Gallery of Metals is not just the home and studio of renowned metal artist, Carlos Nielbock, but a cultural institution established to celebrate, preserve and explore the role of metal arts in Detroit.

 

The David's Pop Art House boasts vibrant and bold colored walls, some with psychedelic prints. But you wouldn't know that from the house's exterior.Thanin Viriyaki Photography
Thanin Viriyaki Photography

The David’s Pop Art House boasts vibrant and bold colored walls, some with psychedelic prints. But you wouldn’t know that from the house’s exterior.

 


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