By Karen Decoster
In many ways, there’s little that distinguished the vacant, distressed house on Stoepel Street, off of 8 Mile Road and Livernois, from the overwhelming number of empty, foreclosed homes in the rest of Detroit.
Then there was this, the almost unimaginable – something out of awildly imaginative children’s book. Abracadabra. Poof. The home literally vanished last year from the streets of Detroit, only to reappear in the Netherlands at the Art Rotterdam exhibit earlier this month. It was painted all white and entitled “The White House.”