MI Dream Home: $1.1M Detroit house designed by famed architect
A house in Detroit that was designed by the same architect behind the city’s Fox Theater, Opera House and Orchestra Hall is on the market.
At one time, the home was owned by famed Detroit rock and roller Jack White of The White Stripes.
The historic colonial-style 5,600-square-foot home is listed for $1.1 million. It’s located on Seminole Street near Kercheval Avenue and Van Dyke in the Indian Village district on the city’s east side.
“This home is truly one-of-a kind,” said Nicholas Asplund, of Signature Sotheby's International Realty. “It’s within walking distance of Belle Isle and a 10-minute drive to downtown Detroit’s restaurants and shopping.”
The home sits on a double lot with more than half an acre of land and was designed and built in 1914 by C. Howard Crane, the architect behind some of Detroit’s greatest landmarks. Crane designed the theater at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Majestic Theater, the Fillmore Detroit and Olympia Stadium, where the Red Wings played until 1980, as well as the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens.
Asplund said Crane designed the house for a prominent attorney, Ralph Phelps.
Jack White owned the home from 2003 to 2007, according to public records. Asplund said the rock star and his band recorded their fifth studio album on the house's staircase because "he liked how it sounded."
Restored and updated, the home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths.
Asplund said the home is perfect inside and out for entertaining. The home is filled with light, has large spaces and high ceilings.
It has a gas fireplace in the library, the family room and the master bedroom.
The basement is nearly 3,000 square-feet and partly finished. There’s also a large sunroom, patio and porch and a two-car garage.
See the listing here.
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