When Meghan, the current owner of Honor & Folly, first stepped into the building that her brother bought a decade ago on a worn Detroit block, she could see straight up to the sky—from the basement. She was living in another apartment on the same block at the time, which didn’t have a working door—she nailed it shut each night with her husband. The restoration work done here was—in a word—incredible. Today, Honor & Folly is Detroit’s most charming guesthouse, a second-story Victorian apartment space in a now vibrant area of Corktown: It’s above Astro coffee house, and on the same street as Gold Cash Gold, Slows, et al. (The apartment is also in walking distance to Michigan Central Station, which was designed by the same architects as NYC’s Grand Central. The station has been out of commission since the late 1980’s but remains an extraordinary Beaux-Arts sight.) It’s a real walk up the staircase to Honor & Folly but the view at the top of the open (entirely working) kitchen and sun-filled living room justifies. With two bedrooms—each with a queen bed and own bathroom—the apartment works as a girls getaway, double-couple stay, or a family trip.

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