Doors, Exterior, Metal, and Swing Door Type In 2006, Alexandra and Barlow moved to Detroit from Brooklyn. The couple was heartbroken after losing a bid on a pristine townhouse, but they consoled themselves with a thoughtful renovation. Alexandra worked with contractor Joe "Schmoe" Proper from Lafayette Park Renovation to restore and update the home.  Photo 3 of 10 in What Lies Within America’s First Urban-Renewal Project