Estimate Finished Square Feet 3,954 Sq Ft Above Ground 884 Sq Ft Below Ground
This once-in-a-lifetime dream home has made its way to market where it won't stay long. Built in 1870 in the historic corridor of Ypsilanti, this literal brickhouse has beautifully stood the test of time. They do not make them like this anymore! Built to last, this 150 year old masterpiece holds all the wonder of yesterday, while being treated to modern updates galore. Almost too many updates to list: new stainless steel kitchen appliances, new coats of paint, revamped boiler and new water heater, refreshed landscaping, and updated electrical with electric vehicle charger. Don't be shocked to find this home beyond move-in ready AND/OR ready to open your business. With 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and over 4000 square feet, this property offers ample space to play host for fundraisers and parties. Hold more weddings in the private courtyard or continue to operate this successful Bed & Breakfast and Air BNB travel destination. To top it off, take the attic access to see the newly replaced roof and the area's distant horizons. If that doesn't grab your attention, dig a little deeper to find the 1700s era Wild Turkey Tavern hidden in the basement below. Even after seeing it, you still won't believe it. Prepare to be amazed!
Ypsilanti, and adjacent Ypsilanti Township, with a combined population of about 74,000, are located on Ann Arbor's eastern border. Many of Ypsilanti's residents work at the businesses and industries located in Ypsilanti; others work in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities, or eastward in the greater Detroit area.
Starting in the 1920's, Ypsilanti began to play a role in the development of the automobile, and auto production continues to be an important part of Ypsilanti's economy today. Ypsilanti really hit the map during World War II, when Henry Ford's Willow Run B-24 bomber plant became the first to produce the planes on an assembly line, turning out one bomber roughly every hour. The Yankee Air Museum and its annual Thunder over Michigan air show at the Willow Run Airport are popular destinations recounting the history of that time.
Ypsilanti is home to Eastern Michigan University, founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School; EMU now enrolls about 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With 12 parks in the city, and another 30 in the township, recreational opportunities are many. A number of the parks flank the Huron River or Ford Lake, offering access to a variety of water sports. Throughout the year, a number of special events dot the calendar; among the most popular are the Elvisfest and the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival.
Many housing styles and ages are found in the Ypsilanti area, from stately Italianate and Queen Anne examples to newly built neighborhoods.