Eyesore of the week
|By Gabi Moore|
Property: 806 N. Cedar St., Lansing
Owner: Go Invest Wisely LLC
Taxpayer: Go Invest Wisely LLC
Owner says: Could not be reach for comment
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The Lansing area has a great tradition of gambrel-roofed houses of varied size and style. Popularized in the 19th century, the gambrel roof at 806 Cedar was favored by urbanites for the efficient use of space afforded residents in urban areas. A few restorations to the facade, including repair of the porch roof, replacement of windows and reconstruction of steps in brick, will restore this house to its original beauty. To learn more from Harrell-Seyburn, see this story at www. LansingCityPulse.com
This house has the foreboding look of a death trap or a haunted house. There are holes in the walls and the stairs on the porch are rotting and falling in. The roof is falling apart and the siding is faded. However, the home is owned by Ogden, Utah-based Go Invest Wisely LLC, which purports to turn low-income renters into homeowners.
— Gabi Moore
“Eyesore of the Week is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Neal McNamara at 371-5600 ex. 17.
Harrell-Seyburn's improvement advice: