Tootsie Roll tudor just crashed onto the market in Palmer Woods, where $425K buys you three stories of living space dotted with seventy windows of leaded glass. Holy cow. We know the house has four bedrooms and a sunroom in back, but the real intrigue is in the basement's subterranean pub.
The house was built in 1921, allegedly by the same company that built the Cadillac Square Building and the Belle Isle Casino. The listing description doesn't reveal too much, but the Palmer Woods website has some info from the house's appearance in the 2013 holiday home tour:
Built on a solid foundation more typical of commercial construction, there is evidence of superior craftsmanship throughout the 3,400 square-foot structure. Terrazzo floors, wood and steel beams, and two back-to-back staircases in the center of the house are a few examples.
The main floor includes a spacious living room and a dining room with adjoining sunroom, which leads out to a patio and garden. The second floor includes a suite once used for maid's quarters, as well as four bedrooms. The basement is wood-paneled with a built-in bar area.It's worth noting that the property sold for $295K in 2008, and it appears the property taxes have since jumped. Zillow pins them at $6,294 in 2012, an absurd increase of nearly 78% over the year prior.
· 1860 Strathcona Drive - History [Palmer Woods Association]
· Listing: 1860 Strathcona Dr [Zillow]