1902 Colonial Revival – Detroit, MI – $629,000

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Added to OHD on 2/15/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/20/19   -   23 Comments
1037 Iroquois St, Detroit, MI 48214

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One of a kind restoration project in Historic Indian Village that you've been dreaming of!!! Colonial Revival designed by Albert Kahn in prestigious Historic Indian Village ; 6297 sf ; 7 bedrooms ; 4 full bathrooms ; 2 half baths ; 4 kitchens(main house, 2nd floor in-law suite, servants quarter & carriage house); built in 1902. Welcome your guests to a grand foyer with ballroom and 10 ft. ceilings and loads of architectural details from the leaded glass windows, period light fixtures, cove moldings and hardwood floors. Living room with original tile fireplace, built in book cases, formal dining room with built-in china cabinets, office/music room, den and 1st floor laundry. Ascend the grand staircase to 7 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths, master suite with fireplace and in-law Suite. 3rd floor living quarters and separate bath. Carriage House with 2-bedroom apartment separate laundry and storage, private entrance and 2-car garage. Proof of funds and 24-hour notice required for all showings.
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Hubert Hill, Historic Realty Detroit
(313) 818-1701
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23 Comments on 1902 Colonial Revival – Detroit, MI – $629,000

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  1. AvatarDJZ says: 29 comments

    Love this house, but I personally don’t like all the painted woodwork. It would take months to restore all that woodwork back to the original finish. Ill never understand the need to paint wood. Anywho, lovely home and charm.

    • AvatarRon G says: 162 comments

      You would need to know the species of wood beneath all that paint. If its softwood such as pine, it doesn’t stain very well. If its a hardwood: walnut, cherry, oak, the list is long, you may want to sit down and have a good cry before the stripping begins.

      • PreservationMattersPreservationMatters says: 99 comments
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        1710 Saltbox>>Greek Revival
        Windham, CT

        My c.1903 (former) home had maple woodwork stained to look like mahogany.

        • AvatarDavid McCauslin says: 66 comments

          Check out the State Capital in Lansing, MI sometime. The wood looks like mahogany and black walnut. It is white pine – all locally milled for construction, and painted with a special style. The marble? Also white pine, painted to look like marble!

          • AvatarRon G says: 162 comments

            David McCauslin: I found your comment about white pine trim being used in the capital building very interesting. I don’t doubt the use of a pine product being used but it is a product that doesn’t have a lot of durability in a commercial building. I say this since white pine (a generic term commonly used in reference to all species of coniferous trees.) There’s no argument that some species are more durable but this depends on the region and the age of these trees when harvested. There are literally dozens of species of pine trees and not all species can produce a quality product. Species are effected by climate, length of growing seasons, soil condition, pollination, age and some are even extinct in certain regions because of disease, harmful insects and poor forest management.

            A soft wood used in a commercial building such as the capital would require ongoing maintenance to preserve its original appearance and historical integrity. Reproducing the original faux wood graining would require a very skilled artist and producing many samples using different techniques and an assortment of artist tools to accomplish the required results. Even the products used today verses products that were produced a hundred plus years ago would be a challenge to produce the same results today.

    • AvatarWee Scotty says: 9 comments
      Lorna S

      You and me both, there seems to be a love affair with grey and white paint nationwide. This is a beautiful home in an outstanding area. Detroit is a treasure trove with some outstanding architecture.

    • PreservationMattersPreservationMatters says: 99 comments
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      1710 Saltbox>>Greek Revival
      Windham, CT

      Agree with you on the painted woodwork comment. Glad it got posted. It is such a beautiful home otherwise.

    • AvatarDBO says: 2 comments

      I agree. It was the first thing I noticed. 🙂

  2. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 892 comments
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    1947 Ranch

    Good Lord, what a beauty! Lovely proportioned rooms and fine windows. You’d practically have to drop bread crumbs to find your way back to the front door!

  3. AvatarKeith Sanders says: 87 comments

    Great place – so much room. Love how the two bottom steps of the stairs span the adjacent room – my grandkids would race toy cars on the bottom step.

  4. AvatarLinda R. says: 239 comments

    Exterior is just lovely. Fave parts of interior are the dining room, palladian window landing, green built in cupboards and a usable attic.

  5. RossRoss says: 2372 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Entry/stair hall to die for.

    Soooooooo many wonderful things about this house!

    Indian Village is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Detroit.

    NOTE: The current kitchen MAY have been the original butler’s pantry. The current laundry room MAY have been the original kitchen.

    • ErnieErnie says: 212 comments

      I was thinking the same thing about the entry/staircase hall. I really like the location of the staircase to the entry.

  6. AvatarKarenR says: 35 comments

    Indian Village houses never disappoint me, even when the woodwork is painted.

  7. AvatarClay says: 55 comments

    Enough with this “restore the woodwork” business! Most of the woodwork always was, and was designed to be, painted. It’s authentic colonial revival, and elegant.

    • RossRoss says: 2372 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      You can’t know that from the images.

      If this were, say, a 1925 Colonial-Revival, it would likely have had painted trim.

      But 1902? Maybe. Maybe not.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 481 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      While Greek Revivals did typically have painted woodwork, the same is not true for the early Colonial Revivals.

  8. ErnieErnie says: 212 comments

    Wonder what the kitchen looks like….
    I’m a bit surprised at the shape the floors are in compared to the shape of the other parts of the house.

  9. AvatarJu Ju Bee says: 49 comments

    I see a lovely lovely home! Amazon made a HUGE mistake by not placing the next Amazon headquarter in Detroit!!!! Hello…Amazon was looking for afortable housing? This city has so has so much to offer…wake up and smell the coffee Amazon.
    Example beautiful homes such as this & affordable for your employees.

  10. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1827 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    The interior of this house is considerably more elegant/fancy than I expected it to be! My fave room is the DR even though one of its windows needs its muntins (correct term?) back.

  11. JimHJimH says: 4024 comments
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    The home of Francis C. McMath (1867-1938), a civil engineer and President of the Walkerville Iron & Steel Bridge Works. McMath lived here into the 1930’s with his wife, 3 children and 2 or 3 servants.

    It’s a very elegant house, with separate family and service areas. The architect Albert Kahn is more famous for his industrial work but also designed residences, including the estate of Edsel Ford.

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