Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit A General Contractor of rough & finish carpentry utilizing reclaimed materials via custom mill-work.

Concerto Interior Design & Home Staging
06/22/2019

Concerto Interior Design & Home Staging

May not look like much yet, but this is going to be a gorgeous custom front door! #reclaimedwood

Letting it dry tonight and hoping to cut it to fit and install it tomorrow!

Avery project is really starting to look like something. Siding complete; windows in, exterior paint done, porches frame...
06/15/2019

Avery project is really starting to look like something. Siding complete; windows in, exterior paint done, porches framed. Unseen in the pics are the brand new sewer and water line.

What a wonderful way to spend your Sunday!
05/30/2019

What a wonderful way to spend your Sunday!

The 2019 Corktown Neighborhood Tour is this Sunday, June 2nd from 12-5pm! We're thrilled to share our neighborhood and open our doors to you! Presented by the Corktown Historical Society, on this self-guided tour you will visit a select range of historic Corktown Detroit homes and buildings constructed during the 1850's to the early 1900's, including well known Corktown landmarks like the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, Checker Cab Co., local artist galleries, Detroit retail fair at the Gaelic league, and much more! Attached are some of the locations you'll be able to visit during this years tour.

You will be provided tour booklets with histories and a map of the tour locations. We encourage this as walking tour, though we have tour shuttle busses provided on a constant loop throughout the neighborhood.

Tickets are available online on our event page and day of the tour at The Gaelic League 2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216 from 12pm-5pm.

Corktown Experience Corktown Business Association

This is so cool!
04/30/2019

This is so cool!

we’re almost there! #wrhthejourneytonow exhibit opens at @detroithistorical museum! #corktownexperience
#workersrowhouse #detroit
#detroithistoricalmuseum

Woodbridge Neighborhood Development
04/24/2019

Woodbridge Neighborhood Development

New fiber cement siding complete and ready for paint! This was painstaking work— each board cut individually to follow the contours of the original sheathing and produce the correct “reveal,” the part of each board that shows. The gables feature a scallop and sawtooth design copied from the original.
Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit Virtuoso Design+Build
Cinnaire
#woodbridgerenovation #oldhouselove
#thisplacematters

The Avery project has already come a long way in 7 weeks. What do you think?Completely re-framed/leveled and reinforcedB...
04/23/2019

The Avery project has already come a long way in 7 weeks. What do you think?

Completely re-framed/leveled and reinforced
Brick foundation and chimney repaired
New front and back entry doors
New roof
New Siding

Historic Reno; It’s all in the details.
04/10/2019

Historic Reno; It’s all in the details.

Chimney rebuilt, new roof complete... This week we’re recreating original trim and gable detail. Photo©️Gary Schwartz.
Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit Cinnaire Virtuoso Design+Build #woodbridgerenovation #oldhouselove #thisplacematters

Some of the new framing going in at the Avery project over the last couple weeks.
04/05/2019

Some of the new framing going in at the Avery project over the last couple weeks.

Thank you Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation!
04/03/2019

Thank you Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation!

Beautiful day for a new roof! We’re tearing off (at least...) 5 layers of shingles and the original cedar shake which had rotted through. Trust the process!! 🏡Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit Cinnaire #woodbridgerenovation #oldhouselove #thisplacematters

The Avery House.
04/03/2019

The Avery House.

04/03/2019
Eye On Detroit - Corktown

Corktown- It's the people, it's the amazing structures, it's where we "live."

Corktown is the oldest existing neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, though it is only half as old as the city itself. In the 1820s and 30s, with the opening o...

This was a fun project, please note the reclaimed wood.
03/15/2019

This was a fun project, please note the reclaimed wood.

Installing new structural beam at the Woodbridge project today. The old 8x8 beam that was cracked is no more. Water dama...
03/12/2019

Installing new structural beam at the Woodbridge project today. The old 8x8 beam that was cracked is no more. Water damage and neglect can do a lot of bad things to houses. In this case we have to raise a section of the house 4.5 inches to get back to level.

Curbed Detroit
03/09/2019
Curbed Detroit

Curbed Detroit

Ready to dig into your home's history?

This is the house we renovated on Calumet!
03/07/2019
O'Connor Real Estate

This is the house we renovated on Calumet!

SOLD! This stunning four-bedroom renovated Woodbridge home has the perfect meld of historical charm and modern amenities.

Congrats to the happy buyers!

03/05/2019
Concerto Interior Design & Home Staging

This is Meredith with Concerto! She is the interior creative force on one of our newest projects.

1st Story Walk-thru! It’s a little long but so worth it to see it all! :)

Some before photos of a new project. Pretty scary looking now. What do you think? Saveable?We think so. It is our second...
03/03/2019

Some before photos of a new project. Pretty scary looking now. What do you think? Saveable?

We think so. It is our second go around with the Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation on a major remodel. It's got some major structural issues, but it also has some original charm that we are bringing back. And you know it will be amazing when we are done.

Taking the most rundown house on the block and making it shine? Well, that's what we do!

1905 2 story Rehab
03/03/2019

1905 2 story Rehab

One of the many renovation projects done by Polymath Development (my son Nathan Brown's company)
02/27/2019

One of the many renovation projects done by Polymath Development (my son Nathan Brown's company)

Before and After- North Corktown

Before and After- North Corktown
02/27/2019

Before and After- North Corktown

02/26/2019
Concerto Interior Design & Home Staging

We are teaming up with Concerto on our newest project. Meredith of Concerto is the Designer for the interior of this 100 yr old Historic home.

SO EXCITED to share some big news! Check it out in the video

02/23/2019

Welcome to 1747 Calumet, Detroit House!

Extensive renovation of a home built in 1910.
02/23/2019

Extensive renovation of a home built in 1910.

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit's cover photo
11/27/2018

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit's cover photo

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit
11/27/2018

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit

11/04/2015

We are in the market for some additional (and immediate) carpentry and supervisory expertise. Looking for folks with a broad range of construction expertise, can operate independently and have ability to guide/train some general laborers. PM me if you know anyone. $17-25/hr or more based on experience. Short term gig; could become permanent. Detroit residents preferred. Vets welcome.

Our new project on the Polymath (construction) side.
08/06/2015

Our new project on the Polymath (construction) side.

This is a big day!! As a growing startup it's been a challenge to find our groove, but today everything started jelling. One field crew out fixing a rental property in Woodbridge, another in Midtown pulling historic window sashes to be restored, AND yet another crew working diligently in the shop... THE FIRST CLIENT WORK IN THE NEW SHOP!! So much to give thanks for, especially my rock star team!!

For those that don't know, we operate two sister companies. Provenance and Polymath Development Company. Polymath has th...
08/01/2015
Deconstructing the past for a zero-energy future

For those that don't know, we operate two sister companies. Provenance and Polymath Development Company. Polymath has the construction arm and is responsible for harvesting the reclaimed materials that Provenance uses in our custom pieces.

Polymath has been busy lately and got some nice attention for our work in Ann Arbor.

After 30 years of neglect, two century-old Ann Arbor homes are being salvaged, nail-by-nail, for use in a new commercial net-zero energy building. How cool is that?

03/08/2015

Thank you everyone! We are now over 500 likes.

Some great points.Why don't we build squares anymore?Why do we waste large amounts of urban land on industrial hellscape...
03/06/2015
Alain de Botton’s Six Ways to Make Beautiful Cities

Some great points.

Why don't we build squares anymore?

Why do we waste large amounts of urban land on industrial hellscapes? and non-descript office plazas?

Compact cities are efficient; sprawl is not

We need more architecture " born from the specific culture, climate, history, and social traditions of a given place?

Our love of order is one reason why people love Paris, says Alain de Botton in his six-point manifesto on how to make an attractive city.

That is one way to use your junk instead of sending it to the landfill. Make sculptures with it, fill 37 acres of the UP...
03/03/2015
Lakenenland: The coolest unofficial rest stop in the Upper Peninsula

That is one way to use your junk instead of sending it to the landfill. Make sculptures with it, fill 37 acres of the UP with them and open it up to the public!

Tom Lakenen started his sculpture park 12 years ago. Since then, it's grown into one of the most popular unadvertised tourist stops in the state. Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press

Vertical Oak siding converted to wide-plank hardwood floors
11/14/2014

Vertical Oak siding converted to wide-plank hardwood floors

Untitled Album
11/03/2014

Untitled Album

:Large custom table made from reclaimed pine
10/05/2014

:Large custom table made from reclaimed pine

French Creek, WV Deconstruction
09/24/2014

French Creek, WV Deconstruction

We have been building some custom counters from pine and poplar. They came out great; more to follow
09/24/2014

We have been building some custom counters from pine and poplar. They came out great; more to follow

Thanks to our friends at Beard Balm! That is our reclaimed wood being featured in their booth at #ExpoEast
09/23/2014

Thanks to our friends at Beard Balm! That is our reclaimed wood being featured in their booth at #ExpoEast

Today's the last day of #ExpoEast. If you haven't had a chance to make it to the fourth floor, come say hello to us at Booth #9010!

09/10/2014
Dally In The Alley- 2014

Detroit is the friendliest, most energetic, most accepting, innovative place I know. That is why we love it and that is why we are here.

Another year at Dally in the books!! Enjoy the video and if you like it please share! MUSIC I DO NOT OWN THIS MUSIC. ALL RIGHTS GO TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER. The...

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit's cover photo
09/10/2014

Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit's cover photo

Address

2647 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI
48216

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(313) 405-6261

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Polymath Development - Provenance Detroit:

Videos

Nearby realtors & realty services