We can only imagine the conversations that took place in this historic Boston-Edison home. Built for Walter O. Briggs, longtime owner of the Detroit Tigers, in 1915, this house retains much of its original details and character. The house was designed by Chittenden & Kotting and Briggs lived here until his death in 1952. In a neighborhood full of historic homes, this one stands out for its stone exterior (hence the name “Stone Hedge”). The house listed a few years ago in a much different market; since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone into the renovation. It’s now listing for $1,050,000.
The house is over 9,500 square feet, with 11 bedrooms, six full and three half baths, nine fireplaces, three built-in safes, a completely remodeled kitchen, an elevator, and so much wood paneling. The library fireplace mantle includes carvings of old baseball players.
The property includes a separate carriage house with a two-bedroom apartment. It sits on one and a half acres on West Boston Boulevard, next to the Charles T. Fisher Mansion, which sold earlier this year for $1.25 million. You may have seen this house in the Free Press earlier this week with a different price, which was posted a few days before the listing went up. It’s a truly incredible house and it’s listed through Jason Hill at Historic Realty Detroit.
- 700 West Boston Boulevard [Realtor.com]