1925 Craftsman – South Haven, MI

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Added to OHD on 1/3/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/9/19   -   21 Comments
76649 11th Ave, South Haven, MI 49090

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Price

$158,900

Beds

4

Baths

1

SqFt

2677

Acres

0.88

Estate foreclosure property full of potential and ready for a new owner. This lovely classic 1920's cottage is a true ''time capsule''. The setting is spectacular; overlooking a huge wooded ravine, a creek, and partial views of Lake Michigan. The interior of this well-appointed home is full of natural woodwork, built-in cabinets, vintage fixtures, and charm. The main level includes a nice entry that opens into a farm-house style kitchen; including a pot belly wood stove, the original porcelain sink, and a cute walk-in pantry. Adjacent, and through a set of vintage solid wood doors, is the dining room. This space flows directly into the living room through another set of double doors. There is one large bedroom on the main level, along with a full bath. The woodwork on this landing is wonderful, and showcases a beautiful built-in cabinet/closet. Two of the three bedrooms on this level are spacious. This is a Lovely home with lots o potential.
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21 Comments on 1925 Craftsman – South Haven, MI

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Open house Saturday, Jan. 5 between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

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  2. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1719 comments

    Plenty of potential. A new exterior paint scheme of lighter/darker, the front steps’ railing, a railing for the cellar stairs, spiff up the floors & walls, and… barring hidden issues – electrical, plumbing, etc, – Bob’s your uncle! Oh, and the upstairs could use a bathroom – perhaps the third, smallest, bedroom on that level?? Or maybe part of it a nice big closet and the rest a bath?

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  3. Roya Smith says: 8 comments

    Wow another one did you see the street view in warmer weather

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  4. jewlsseven says: 68 comments

    Wonder if they would leave all of the furnishings???

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  5. Doug Rice says: 20 comments

    my Aunt built a new home in South Haven right on the lake on N Shore Drive in 1958. i spent time in the Summers with her several times before i graduated HS. it was a very quaint town at the time. not so much now but still a very interesting town being right on Lake Michigan. the house looks like someone lived there for a very long time. and doesn’t look like it would need too much to make it really nice. i think someone is going to be very happy there. and the lot is wonderful as well.

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    • Melissa says: 9 comments

      My grandmother owned two houses in South Haven, one on Lake Shore Drive, (a block or so from North Shore Drive), and the other on Esplanade. She sold them around 1966, sadly for such a small amount! The Esplanade house went for $600,000 in the last decade! I love South Haven, and now so many of the turn of the century houses are getting bulldozed with modern new builds replacing them! I try to get there just to look every 5 or so years if I can! The last time, I met Helen B. O’Rourke, who has written several wonderful books of pictures of all the old houses! It’s wonderful and your aunt’s house is probably pictured in the book, too! Check it out! If you know the address on N Shore Drive, I can look it up for you! I wish that I could buy this house that’s for sale. It’s a mile or so south of Monroe Park, where our relatives had the houses!

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  6. mazamagrammy says: 1 comments

    Sparse and lovely. I wonder if the vintage radio or any of the furnishings stay with the house?

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  7. Deborah W Mann says: 131 comments

    Exterior paint job would be great. For the most part the interior is decent. I would remove all the wallpaper boarder and repaint the interior walls a light color.
    It would be nice to be able to keep some of the furniture pieces shown in the pictures.

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  8. Deb says: 18 comments

    It is so hard to find a bungalow in a
    more rural and heavily wooded setting. I’m working during the open house but will try to get away long enough to take a look!

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    • Melissa says: 9 comments

      Deb, did you get over there to see the house? South Haven is so wonderful, and this house doesn’t seem to be very far from Lake Michigan, too! So many have been torn down, and then they build ugly modern new monstrosities that go for a million dollars! Mostly those that face Lake Michigan are the victims!

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      • Deb says: 18 comments

        I did get to the open house and it was VERY well attended! The property is already pending. We can only hope the new owners will preserve her!

        It is a wonderful home. And yes, the furnishings were available. According to the realtor, the stove was wedged in to the right of the wood stove and the fridge had been in the corner between the triple bank of windows and the antique cabinet left of the dinning room doorway. There was not a good place for modern appliances but I loved it anyway. The pantry was adorable! From the upstairs windows you can see Lake Michigan through the trees.

        Considering most everything is original, the cottage is in really good shape. It’s time for a new roof, window restoration and fresh paint. Porches need work too. Loved how the tall ceilings made the modest size rooms feel spacious. It is nestled in a mature woods carpeted with ferns, ground covers and native plants – no lawn whatsoever! Truly wish the timing was right because this is my dream cottage!

        Given the location and interest, I’m wondering if there was a bidding war? I believe it was priced high enough to keep it from being torn down for the lot. 🙂

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        • Melissa says: 9 comments

          Thank you for your reply Deb! Wow, I am so glad that you went to see it during the open house! Sad that there is so much work to do! This house didn’t last very long, already has an offer, thanks for that info! It has such a nice lot that it’s on and not far from Lake Michigan, too! I hope the new owner makes it pretty again! Do you live in South Haven? You can check on it this summer!

          • Deb says: 18 comments

            We are about 50 minutes away in Kalamazoo. I’m sure my curiosity will get the better of me 🙂

  9. Cindra says: 3 comments

    Love the double drain board sink….love the entire house!

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  10. CeylaClaire says: 73 comments

    No matter where it is–online or in person, every time I see a creek my stomach clenches! All I can think of is a hundred year storm and everything nearby under water! It’s a phobia of mine, I suppose. But I live in an area very near creeks and we had two, hundred year floods. It was a nightmare! I mean, people were in canoes on a major street!! If you’ve never been up close and personal with a familiar area that was totally flooded out, you can’t know the shift your psyche makes to not see anything but water.
    This home could be a sweetheart with some love, and I hope the new owners will give it the respect and care it needs. Thanks Kelly!

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  11. Myddi says: 3 comments

    What a fantastic house on a fantastic street, I love that basement. We don’t really have them in TX so they always fascinate me.

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  12. Marie says: 205 comments

    Wonderful house filled with lots of original details and built-ins! Unpainted woodwork and picture rail are great! Would remove the wallpaper border above the picture rail. Would love to see more pictures of the kitchen. Don’t see where the refrigerator or stove would be placed. Love the old sink and would certainly like to keep the furniture, even if I had to pay extra.

  13. Brian Burbank says: 5 comments

    A genuine nice old house obviously well lived in!

  14. Garrisms says: 16 comments

    It is so close to the Lake. This is another gem!!! I bet the belongings could be rolled into the purchase price.

  15. Garrisms says: 16 comments

    As of 1/9, now off the market. Knew it wouldn’t last.

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