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Update: The plans for the house show we were a few months off, and that has been corrected.

Today, we’re venturing just outside the Detroit city limits to the very different world of Grosse Pointe Park. We thought this 1927 home had some great qualities that we often see in houses in Palmer Woods and Boston Edison, and it’s recently undergone an extensive renovation (it went through foreclosure earlier this year). We were able to snag a few before pictures and the story behind this impressive home.

The house has a side entrance, and the lower level was built as a "doctor’s office" for its original owner, Dr. Olanis O. and Miss Frances Snedeker. The entrance off Kercheval leads to a bar and sitting area. The area has been updated with new furnishings and the bar is stocked again. We visited the house and saw a "laundry chute" that was much bigger than normal and likely held the liquor that ended up in the bar during prohibition.

This is the side entrance off Kercheval, plus the lower level, recently update.


On the main level, there’s a formal dining room, a living room, sunroom, and an absolutely gorgeous kitchen. There are five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a finished third floor. Outside, the corner lot has a basketball court. The roof was replaced when it was purchased this spring. It’s listed for $649,000, or $699,000 fully furnished.


Miss Snedeker lived in the home until 1941. Here’s the ad for the home when she had to sell it.

It’s listed through Deborah Smith.