c. 1920 – Springport, MI (Radford)

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118 Maple St, Springport, MI 49284

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  • $107,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2800 Sq Ft
  • 0.32 Ac.
You won't believe your eyes with this spectacular, historic 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Springport. This home is truly one of a kind featuring the original hardwood floors throughout. High ceilings, attention to detail and century-old charm abound throughout the home. The first floor will wow you with the formal entryway and grand staircase. Original, huge pocket doors lead into the master bedroom and parlour. Kitchen features tons of built in cabinets and a second stairway (servants' entrance). Second floor features 4 generous bedrooms, bathroom, and lots of hidden surprises! Detached, over-sized 2 car garage, large back deck and huge front porch! Conveniently located between Lansing and Jackson. You will love it here! FURNACE REPLACED IN 02/2020!
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Laura DeLong, Laura DeLong Realty
(517) 663-2710
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6 Comments on c. 1920 – Springport, MI (Radford)

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11875 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Another Radford design: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ffshoe/19789181430/in/photolist-w9GsGN-w9GJch

    1920 might be a bit late, I guess it’s possible but the ones I’ve seen were built prior to 1910.

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  2. MJGMJG says: 2165 comments
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    CT

    I was thinking that too Kelly. Sad to see the stair case railing picked up its bags and ran away.

    Nice original built in cabinets.

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  3. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5356 comments
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    1897 Queen Anne Colonial
    Cadiz, OH

    I’d also agree that the actual construction date here is probably closer to the 1903 William A. Radford plan book publication date. By 1920 pocket doors were seldom seen in new houses and the nice Colonial Style mantel would have been too ornate for the 1920’s but right at home in the 1900-1910 era. It appears that “1900” and “1920” were convenient “plug in” dates when the actual date is not known. Also, insurance companies don’t like to cover houses older than a certain age so homeowners (usually with their agent’s tacit consent) sometimes fudged a little on their home’s age.

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  4. 67drake67drake says: 272 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    They may not be period correct, but I love the colors used in this house! The outside included.
    It beats everything being black, white, and gray

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  5. amydyeamydye says: 14 comments

    I love this house, esp the entryway with the staircase and pocket doors. I actually found a vacant farmhouse with the exact same layout and style of woodwork near where I live in Kansas. I tried unsuccessfully to get the owner to sell it to me but he never would and the house has now fallen on bad times. It’s nice to see someone has taken care with this house.
    One question though, where is the refrigerator? I’m either blind or it’s in a pantry or mudroom. And very little counter space. I feel like the kitchen would need some updating while keeping the old cabinets. It’s not very usable as is, in my opinion. This room needs a careful and considerate remodel.
    But the overall house is lovely and one of my favorites! Thank you for sharing it. 😊

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    • KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 83 comments

      I wondered the same thing about the refrigerator. That kitchen would suit me, non-gourmet cooker that I am. My inclination would be to install a two burner stove, shift its position to the right and place a narrow refrigerator where the stove presently sits. Maybe some additional open shelving and I’d be all set. I’m guessing the refrigerator now lives in a walk-in pantry area which could be fun to play with once emptied of said refrigerator. I love the old sink.

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