1865 Italianate – Mayfield, MI – $865,000

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Added to OHD on 3/13/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/13/19   -   13 Comments
450 Davis Lake Rd, Mayfield, MI 48446

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  • $865,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 3554 Sq Ft
  • 23.46 Ac.
Rare Historic Home in Lapeer, north of Metro Detroit. Original *1865* Italianate*. The Perfect combination of Modern Mechanicals and Original Craftsmanship and Charm. Moved from City of Lapeer in 1993 and placed on a gated 23 acre property creating the perfect Estate. 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Hardwood floors throughout, original and unpainted moldings, banister, paneling and doors. Beautifully maintained original windows and storms. Original Butler Pantry and 11 ft ceilings. New foundation with original cut stone veneer on 3 sides, 2 boilers, restored radiators, engineered septic, hidden propane tank with power option at the road. Rare Walkout, high ceilings and daylight windows in the new 1800 sq ft basement. Close to the City of Lapeer amenities and conveniences.
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Cynthia Kozlowski, Lake Homes Realty
(866) 525-3466
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13 Comments on 1865 Italianate – Mayfield, MI – $865,000

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  1. AvatarBethany otto says: 2663 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Escondido, CA

    What a fantastic house! The kind where you can’t wait to scroll down to the next picture. Fantastic details!

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  2. AvatarMargaret says: 56 comments

    Beautiful home and furnishings, do take the virtual tour on the realtor website, the drive with it’s lamp posts is lovely. A few bells went off for me, the large crack in the foyer floor is off putting as well as the lack of chimneys. I suspect when the house was moved they were not put back which sort of takes some of the charm away. I would have liked to see more original wood flooring and less modern tile in the kitchen area. We need pictures of the basement and turret / attic areas. Bet this area is beautiful with a blanket of pristine snow, plenty of quiet.

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  3. AvatarRhea K says: 11 comments

    What a lovely home, beautiful surroundings, yard; everything. Can almost see a gentle breeze blowing through the curtains in the spacious bathroom. I am more than pleased to see that all of the fantastic flooring, trim, and fireplaces have not been painted. Incredible detailed trim, moldings, fireplaces, even hinges. The beautiful bedrooms appear so serene and peaceful you can picture yourself curling up in that beautiful bed on a cold winters night. I so love the Italianate style and this home is a wonderful example that has been lovingly maintained. The patio, gazebo, and the huge yard would be fantastic places for family gatherings, weddings, and such.

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  4. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 849 comments

    Such a beautiful setting for this gorgeous reassembled Italianate. The crack in the foyer is most visible in the virtual tour, and it’s hard to tell if it may extend into the adjacent wood. It’s impossible to know how serious this is without seeing it in person, and guessing about it in the comment section of an old house website is irresponsible. The last house I owned had a similar crack across the marble stair foyer floor. A casual observer might have assumed foundation issues, but it was actually caused when a previous foreclosed owner attempted to steal the original crystal chandelier and dropped it from 20 feet.

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  5. AvatarKIF says: 26 comments

    Isn’t it wonderful to see a house of this age so well kept!

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  6. SNancyKatSNancyKat says: 18 comments

    How wonderful! It reminds me of the house from Practical Magic.

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  7. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
    OHD Supporter

    The house was built for merchant and manufacturer Ward H. Jennings (1823-1899), a native of Maine who moved permanently to Lapeer in 1853. He seems to have been involved in everything in town, and his house stood prominently in its center. After his death, the property was sold to the Catholic church and eventually they built a school on the front lawn of the house. The house was moved when the church decided to expand the school in the 1990’s.
    The house was here, facing to the right:
    https://goo.gl/maps/V6UT7RsBMJy

    Article about it:
    https://www.freep.com/story/money/real-estate/michigan-house-envy/2017/10/14/lapper-real-estate/754875001/

    While looking around, I saw another old house on streetview, the Williams house at 211 Main that was built by the same contractor as the Jennings house. On a more recent Streetview, the house is gone.
    https://goo.gl/maps/4aEjf3JkAoJ2

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    • AvatarMJG says: 528 comments

      I was just about to post that the foundation of this house looks new! And then i saw you posted a video that says they moved the house to this location and saved it from demolition. Bravo!!!

  8. AvatarRhea K says: 11 comments

    What a fantastic house, I admire this house so very much, just had to come back and take the virtual tour one more time, just to check out the detailing on the magnificent fireplace in the parlor, the hardware on the doors, the moldings around the ceilings, and many more original features too numerous to mention. If I would change one thing, it would be the cowboy wallpaper in the small bedroom, that needs to go.

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  9. AvatarRoya Smith says: 16 comments

    One person’s trash is another’s treasure. I loved the horse wallpaper. That room was one of my favorites.

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  10. AvatarCheryl says: 3 comments

    No house is perfect but this one’s as close as I’ve seen. And I don’t usually like big houses.

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