Welcome to  2790 Briarcliff Street !
Northwest corner of Aurora and Briarcliff Streets
Bromley Subdivision
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Smartphones, for phone and Internet/email service, work well from this home.


Maps
Transportation Context Map:  Bromley within Ann Arbor



Briarcliff House in relation to Ann Arbor Transportation Authority North Shuttle footbal service.  One can walk or drive from 2790 Briarcliff to the bus.   Walking is easy and may be easier than driving (which is not hard here, particularly if one goes early).  We prefer walking...and, we prefer taking the AATA Shuttle to the game.

Tickets for the bus ride are provided free to renters of this house.
The bus leaves from the Holiday Inn on the South side of Plymouth Road.
  • Walking:  Go from 2790 to Plyimouth (down Briarcliff to Prairie, and Prairie to Plymouth works easily).  Then, along Plymouth; cross Plymouth at the light at Green; then into the Holiday Inn lot to board the bus.  Distance, 1 mile.  You will go from here to Michigan Stadium and be let off at Gate 2.  To return, board the bus again at Gate 2, as per directions on the AATA website:  appropriate website

  • Driving:  Park in the Holiday Inn Parking lot.  Best bet for parking is to park near the Holiday Inn, somewhere in the lots directly connected to the lot of Holiday Inn.  If, however, these lots are full, go to the AATA Park and Ride lot directly to the East of the Holiday Inn lot.  Walk back to the Holiday Inn along Plymouth.  Note that the Park and Ride is located in a somewhat awkward location, just beyond the entrance ramp to US23 (inside the freeway cloverleaf)...do NOT get onto US23.





Briarcliff House in Relation to University of Michigan bus service.
Magic Bus:  Interactive site showing animations of buses in real-time.  Take Northwood bus linking stop McIntyre at NW 44 to Central Campus and then walk to the Stadium (a bit more than one mile, it appears)...see the heart of the campus, on your way...feel the excitement build as you walk along with the crowd of student and other local fans.


General University Transportation site:  Link.


Bromley Parcel Map



Photos
Interior
Main floor
Living room--42 wall-mounted flat screen TV.  Sofa, loveseat, and easy chair.  Coffee table and drop-leaf table.  View across Briarcliff from the corner toward Bromley Park.  Because this home has three full exposures, south, east, and west, it is quite sunny all day.



View from the front door (in the Living Room) towards Bromley Park


View from the front door directly across the street


View from the front door looking toward the corner of Aurora and Briarcliff...looking east down Aurora toward Thurston School.


Dining room--table and five chairs.  Great room with the kitchen.  Cabinets separating them open in both areas (doors on either side).  View of the patio and backyard.
Looking toward kitchen with view of patio and backyard out the doorwall (access to the backyard--there is a gate on the north side of the house, as well).

Dining room looking toward stairs to upper level (with back to the kitchen).


Patio viewed from Dining Room door wall.


Kitchen--in addition to cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, oven in wall, there are countertop appliances:  microwave, coffee maker, and toaster oven.  Full kitchen.





Upper level
Master bedroom--overlooks backyard (tree in the window) and Aurora Street (window behind the bed).

Master bathroom--all new tub and tub surround.  Overlooks back yard.

Second bedroom--futon bed is a full-sized single bed.  Overlooks Briarcliff (windows behind the bed) and Aurora from a window out of sight in this photo.

Third bedroom--overlooks Briarcliff.

Lower level
Room for air mattresses--would hold three easily.  Bring your own air mattress or use one of ours.  Workstations to be moved out if this room is needed.  View out the visible window of Briarcliff.  View out the other one of Aurora.

Second bathroom--has new stall shower, floor, and toilet.  Window looks out on back yard.


Laundry room--looks out on Briarcliff.

Exterior
Front

Back

Side (south), taken from the corner of Aurora and Briarcliff


General Information
  • Malls--very easy walk from 2790 Briarcliff--tons of shopping of all kinds--restaurants, groceries, beverages, ice cream...
    • Plymouth Mall is older and is etnically diverse in orientation--a number of interesting smaller shops;
    • Traver Village is newer and larger and is anchored by Kroger; a number of upscale shops.
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  • Bromley Neighborhood Information System, 1990-2000.  Link.

  • Bromley neighborhood public school:   Thurston Elemetary School and Nature Center.   A house was built on this Nature Center for the movie below (the house is no longer there).  Residents of the neighborhood were asked to sign waivers permitting film shots showing local homes.  Movie light for Flipped.

  • Movie Connection. 
    • The Castle Rock Entertainment movie, Rob Reiner Director, was filmed partially in the Bromley subdivision of Ann Arbor.  Link to a promotional video.  Link to a Wikipedia website.  Quotation from that website. 

  • <>A film adaptation from Castle Rock Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures was released in the United States on August 6, 2010. Rob Reiner directed the film.<>  Callan McAuliffe plays Bryce, while Madeline Carroll stars as Juli. Aidan Quinn and Penelope Ann Miller are Juli's parents; Kevin Weisman plays the role of Juli's mentally disabled Uncle, while Shane Harper and Michael Bolten play her two brothers. Anthony Edwards and Rebecca De Mornay play Bryce's parents, and John Mahoney takes role of his grandfather, Chet.

    Flipped was filmed in Ann Arbor, Manchester, and Saline, Michigan. As part of the set, a temporary house was built on the Thurston Nature Area prairie. A few scenes were filmed in the small downtown area of Manchester, Michigan on July 27. The events take place in 1957-1963 in the screenplay instead of 1994-2000, as in the book.

    The movie was released August 6, 2010.