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Edsel Ford's Sister-in-Law's Home is Up for Grabs, Asks $745K

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The only son of Henry Ford, Edsel, may not have been the resident of this six-bedroom single-family home in Indian Village, but it is tied to his family. In the early 20th century, Edsel's brother-in-law and second Ford Vice President Ernest Kanzler commissioned Cincinnati-born architect Leonard B. Willeke to design the listing. This property was meant for Josephine Clay, who was the sister of Ford's wife, Eleanor. Willeke was known for maintaining a prestigious practice in Detroit and often constructed buildings with a mix of Traditional and Arts & Crafts styles, according to former University of Cincinnati President Walter Langsam's Biographical Dictionary of Cincinnati Architects. By 1917, this 7,319-square-foot was the finished product. This listing features unique details like wood-paneled walls, tray ceilings, a sunroom, and a walk-in bathtub. The lower level of the abode also has a wine cellar, commercial laundry, and pet shower. Another major plus for homebuyers is the property's two-car garage.

With national real estate brokerage Redfin reporting that the median listing price for Indian Village is $374,500 and Realtor.com reporting that the median listing price is $309,500, this single-family home stands out for its rather hefty asking price. The cost totals to $744,500 with $10 annual HOA dues. The listing has been on and off the market since September 18, 2015.


· 2501 Iroquois Avenue [Estately]
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