This 6,800-square-foot Tudor Revival built in 1901 at 1039 Seminole was designed by Stratton & Baldwin for Wayland D. Stearns. Next week it will be on the market for $663,000.
The six bedroom, five and a half bath mansion has undergone extensive updates, including plumbing, electrical, a new roof, gutters, boiler, windows, sprinkler, and alarm system. It also has insulated heating pipes in the basement and insulation in the attic. The exterior has been painted, with rotting wood replaced. The property includes a two-car garage and is the only house on the block with a driveway. The garden and landscaping is beautiful in the summer, including seven garden boxes in the backyard, along with rose bushes and azaleas.
The woodwork is the theme throughout the house, as you can see. The first floor hardwood floors and stairs have been refinished. Many of the rooms have been recently painted. The sitting room has a copper ceiling, new oak wainscoting, new oak trim, repaired plaster and wallpaper. The third floor ballroom is completely redone and has a lot of storage. The basement has been waterproofed. The butler's pantry is gorgeous, with lovely cabinet doors and lots of storage. The house has leaded glass windows and updated vinyl windows. Three and a half of the bathrooms have been updated in the past three years. The living room fireplace has some Pewabic tile.
This is a great example of a classic Detroit home restored the right way.