1894 Colonial Revival in Manistee, MI

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Added to OHD on 2/13/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/30/21   -   10 Comments

202 Maple St, Manistee, MI 49660

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  • $389,400
  • 8 Bed
  • 3.5 Bath
  • 9790 Sq Ft
  • 0.35 Ac.
The Noud house is a historic lumber baron mansion. The past will come to life as you walk through this beautiful timeless home. This beautiful old victorian, brick home has 8-10 bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, and original woodwork and hardwood floors throughout. There is so much detail in this home. The different parlors have different wood, maple, oak, cherry and on either side of the big pocket doors the wood matches that room. The Foyer displays the wide winding staircase and there is a rear staircase also. The Large formal dining room is great for entertaining. The second floor has the master bedroom with a fireplace, sitting room and a master bath. There are 4 more bedrooms with walk in closets in most on this floor. The 3rd floor has 4 bedrooms and a ballroom. The big two car garage is the old carriage house and has a loft for more storage. Enjoy the summer on the large porches in a prefect location in Manistee, close to downtown and the beautiful beaches.
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Shirley Barker, Lighthouse Realty
(903) 681-6102
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10 Comments on 1894 Colonial Revival in Manistee, MI

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  1. ReginaKTReginaKT says: 49 comments

    Beautiful home!! But why is there a staircase leading to a toilet???

    • JeffJeff says: 141 comments
      1876 Rural Victorian

      It’s not a staircase leading to the toilet. It’s the rear stairs, and the toilet is on the landing. Weird as it sounds, this was not an uncommon place to put an extra toilet: the plumbing for the kitchen was close by, and you could stub it up under the landing really easily without trying to go up a wall. In pre-plumbing houses (and early 20th century homes with a single bath) bathrooms and parts of bathrooms were often added in spare, easily accessible places, regardless of how much sense it made. Hence the toilet in what was once obviously a closet in so many early 1900s homes.

      • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1067 comments
        OHD Supporter

        Exactly! We’ve seen this type of “stair landing bathroom” more than a few times here on OHD. Back then, any indoor toilet — no matter how awkward — was preferable to an outhouse. The curved paneling in this house is somewhat spectacular!

  2. SharonSharon says: 484 comments
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    2001 Contemporary
    Sedalia, MO

    Lovely. Too many knock out images of the absolute bare-wood beauty of this home but ……

    Would the plaster garlands on the walls and ceiling have been originally painted? I’d love to see that.

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5661 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      The “wedding cake” plaster ornaments on the walls and ceiling absolutely could have been painted for highlighting. Here’s a couple of photos I’ve taken in a 1902 Kansas Queen Anne laboriously repainted and gilded by the owner: https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15458389600/in/album-72157646670849453/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/11236515@N05/15458672700/in/album-72157646670849453/ I’ve seen such artistic plaster painting in period publications as well. When all things Victorian fell sharply out of favor after WWI (c.1920) countless beautiful highlighted ornamental plaster ceilings were given the white-out treatment. So too lavish artistic fresco and mural works of art on ceilings painted over because they looked too ornamental during a time when simplicity was in vogue.

      • MichaelMichael says: 3253 comments
        1979 That 70's show
        Otis Orchards, WA

        Those are some stunning examples! Than’s, John, for sharing. I could certainly see that on these ceilings.

        My thanks go to the amazing craftsman that built those wood panels on the bottom of the staircase, some of which have complex multiple curves. That’s not an easy task for even a skilled woodworker!

      • SharonSharon says: 484 comments
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        2001 Contemporary
        Sedalia, MO

        Leave it to you! I knew someone would show me the real deal! Just glorious!

  3. doesnotsuckwavecable-comdoesnotsuckwavecable-com says: 129 comments

    Impressive woodwork in this house. That staircase…wow…

  4. JulieJulie says: 55 comments
    OHD Supporter

    I came to the comments needing to know more about the toilet at the bottom of the stairs and wasn’t disappointed. I’m glad someone else had already asked because the curiosity was killing me.

    I’m also always happy when I come across another house with doors on the stairwell. I have them in my 1900 house (not near this fancy, but there). Before buying my house I’d never seen that before. It’s always a fun conversation starter for people that come over that have also never seen them, and it does wonders to save on the utility bill!

  5. This was my great grandfather’s house. Patrick Noud, 1845-1925. He is a legend to all the Noud families who descended from him. I grew up in Detroit, and sadly, my father, Roger Noud, never took us to see the old Noud mansion. But we did go camping and fishing a lot! My brother and I call it the Stately Noud Manor. It is an awesome house, no question. The pride in craftsmanship back in those days, is second to none.


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