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$1.9 million house in Michigan, California and Florida

A 1926 Tudor house in Grosse Point Park, a Spanish-style house in Los Angeles, and an 1895 mansion in Apalachicola.
The house was designed by Wallace Frost, the architect responsible for the Michigan Governor’s Mansion and many residences in suburban Detroit. Close to Lake St. Clair, there are several rooms with water views.
Two waterfront parks, Matthew S. Patterson Park and Neff Park, are within 1 mile of the hotel. Downtown Detroit is approximately 20 minutes away. It takes about half an hour to drive across the Canadian border to Windsor, Ontario.
Inside: From the brick-walled street entrance flanked by stone lions, iron gates lead to a long driveway leading up to the house. The front door rises up a few steps, behind a stone porch framed by concrete railings.
The foyer is a magnificent space with high ceilings and a curved flight of stairs. To the left is the living room with several windows, original carpentry and access to a solarium with three arched French doors overlooking the landscaped grounds. This side of the house also has a powder room and a wood-panelled study with a fireplace.
To the right of the foyer is a wood-panelled dining room with access to the solarium. The other side of the room is connected to the kitchen, in the center of which there is an island with two ovens.
Four of the five bedrooms are on the second floor. The master bedroom is located at the end of the hallway upstairs and has a fireplace, a window overlooking the trees and a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The master bedroom is connected to the living room with a fully equipped bathroom.
At the other end of the hall is the bathroom, which has enough room for a queen size bed. There are also two en-suite rooms down the hallway and a laundry room with washer and dryer on this level.
On the third floor there is a guest room with a bedroom and a full bathroom, as well as a living room that can be used as an additional sleeping area.
Outdoor Space: The stone patio next to the solarium is large enough for a table and chairs. The site is planted with mature trees, and paved paths meander through meadows and hedgerows. Separate garage for three cars.
The home is located in the Westwood neighborhood near UCLA, about a five-minute drive from the Century City office buildings. About half a mile from the house, at the intersection of Pico and Westwood Boulevards, is the West Side Pavilion, a former mall converted into Google retail and office space.
The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Westwood Charter Elementary School and a short drive from many locations in the South Bay area: Santa Monica, Culver City and Beverly Hills are approximately 20 minutes away depending on traffic; Los Angeles International Airport and downtown Los Angeles. Angeles is about half an hour away.
Inside: Entrance from the street, behind a gate, in a Saltillo tiled courtyard, surrounded by mature hedges, creating a private space for outdoor entertainment.
Large arched doors lead directly into the living room with hardwood floors, exposed beams and a fireplace. In the corner, pasted over with wallpaper, through the door is a toilet room.
Parquet floors lead into the combined dining and kitchen area with quartz countertops, updated cabinetry and new stainless steel appliances including the Thermador collection.
A corridor from the living room leads to the three bedrooms at the back of the house. The master bedroom at the far end has access to the backyard, as does the guest room across the hall. Three bedrooms share a bathroom with a glass-walled shower and deep soaking tub.
The detached garage has been converted into a living space used by the seller as an office and home office, with its own bar.
Outdoor Spaces: In addition to the front yard, the property has another outdoor space for entertaining: a stone patio at the back of the house, covered by a wooden pergola. The backyard in the distance is landscaped with artificial turf.
Apalachicola is a small town in Florida about three and a half hours from Jacksonville and Pensacola. One of its biggest attractions is the large number of early 20th-century houses, many of which have been restored to their original grandeur. St. George’s Island, a barrier island separating Apalachicola Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, is a popular holiday destination, but the city of Apalachicola has fewer than 3,000 people year-round.
The home is within blocks of a public library and grocery store, and less than one mile from restaurants, cafes, and antique shops in the waterfront business district.
Inside: A long brick path crosses the front lawn and leads to brick steps at the center of the covered porch and entrance to the house.
The foyer behind the front door retains its original cypress wood trim. To the right is a living room with windows overlooking the porch and a fireplace lined with smooth green tiles. To the left is another living room that connects to a dining room with whitewashed brick walls and two era-style pendant lamps. This part of the house also houses a guest room used as an office and a full bathroom.
To the rear of this level is the butler’s pantry, which connects to a bright kitchen with updated cabinetry, stone countertops, and a central island. The adjacent breakfast area has more built-in shelving.
Two bedrooms are located on the second floor with bathrooms. The master suite is located on a short staircase on the landing. It includes a decorative fireplace, a walk-in closet with individual storage drawers and a bathroom with a roll-top bathtub and separate walk-in shower. The door from the bedroom leads to Widow’s Alley, which offers stunning views of the park across the road.
Open Space: The round veranda provides ample space for entertaining with ceiling fans on hot days. Glazed veranda with kitchen serves as an outdoor living room. The private garage has air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Contact: Helen Sporer, Spohrer Price Ray Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 850-899-1262; helen.sgi.beachpropertiesfla.com


Post time: Oct-27-2022