Estimate Finished Square Feet 3,630 Sq Ft Above Ground
Once in a lifetime opportunity! Classic, Federal style residence built in 1926 with beautiful proportions, lovely architectural details, large and abundant windows for amazing natural light plus a 2008 addition and professional landscaping with perennial gardens. Brilliantly designed by Mary Kalmes to allow the owners to age in place and masterfully built by David Wall, the addition is accessible and includes a marvelous master suite with bay window/ sitting area and garden view, custom walk-in closet, private bath with skylights, dual sink vanity, walk-in shower, washer & dryer, a TV room, and a study which could also be a 5th bedroom, nursery, caregiver room or even a mudroom given its location near the door to the outside patio and driveway. The flexibility of the design may also lend itself to use as a mother-in-law quarters or a doctor's consulting office. There is an elevator for accessing the second-floor bedrooms and office. The addition flows seamlessly from the original house through French doors and contains some of the same elements such as the arches, crown molding and hardwood floors. In all there are 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, a huge, unfinished walk-up attic which offers endless possibilities for future development and an unfinished, very clean basement with access to the outdoors for storage and hobbies as well as a basement area accessed via a trap door for storage under the addition. The impressive foyer welcomes you and leads you through the circular floorplan with old-house charm and spacious rooms. The gracious living room features a wood burning fireplace surrounded by bayed windows. The dining room is made for large gatherings and is enhanced by an entire wall of windows facing a large terrace and raised perennial garden which blooms in all seasons with minimal care. The kitchen is in Plain English, Downton Abbey style with Shaker-styled cabinets, warm butcher block countertops, undercabinet lighting, two sinks, pantry space and room for a generous breakfast table. Access via the side door from the driveway to the kitchen means unloading groceries is a cinch, and there is an adjacent desk area for dropping the mail. The location can't be beat, within an easy walk to the University's central campus, the Medical Center, Angell Elementary School and the Arboretum. Overlooking Crary Park and its popular neighborhood sledding hill adds to the beauty and connection to the community.
Ann Arbor, the hub of Washtenaw County, is the sixth largest city in Michigan. A lively downtown and charming tree-lined neighborhoods make Ann Arbor an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.
Known for academic excellence, Ann Arbor Public Schools District is consistently ranked one of the best in the country. Ann Arbor is also home to the University of Michigan, Cleary University, Concordia University and Washtenaw Community College.
You will find a wonderful mix of city advantages and scenic beauty in Ann Arbor. Nicknamed “Tree Town”, Ann Arbor has more than 2,000 acres of tree lined city parks. Ann Arbor provides endless recreation opportunities including trails, golf courses, canoeing, tennis courts, athletic fields and more. One of the most walkable communities in the country, Ann Arbor prides itself on being environmentally friendly with a progressive recycling program and conscious effort to preserve the city’s green space.
While surrounded by all of this natural beauty, you'll also find that Ann Arbor is less than an hour from the big city advantages Detroit, Michigan has to offer. Detroit is home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, several museums, extraordinary shopping and professional sports team including the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers.
Within a four-hour drive of Ann Arbor are Chicago and Toronto, or take a 25-minute trip to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the world is at your feet. Amtrak makes several stops daily in Ann Arbor, connecting passengers to over 450 locations across the country.
There is a very broad range of major employers countywide, many of them located in and near Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and the St. Joseph Mercy Health System are among the area's leading employers. These opportunities allow many of the county's residents to work quite close to home; other residents commute less than an hour to greater Detroit or Lansing.
Whether it's life in a college town that you prefer, or the appeal of a small town conveniently located to a larger urban area, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County has it all. Come see why our home is well loved by so many!