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Still on the market: Indian Village home with historic charm for $625K

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Designed by famed architect C. Howard Crane in the 1910s

Photos by Chris Gerard

Architect C. Howard Crane is best known for his “theater palaces” like Orchestra Hall and the Fox Theatre. But he also designed homes, including this beauty from the 1910s in Indian Village. One of our favorites from 2019, this home first listed in October and is still on the market.

The 4,251-square-foot American foursquare has a tasteful color scheme on the exterior, as well as two floors of bay windows, a dormer, and a wide front porch.

Inside the impressively maintained home, there’s beautiful wood trim on the baseboards and around the wide entryways and pocket doors. Interestingly, the butler’s pantry is bigger than the kitchen, and comes with tons of cabinet space, granite countertops, and an original ice box. Also note the fireplace with a Pewabic-tile hearth in the living room.

At six bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, there’s plenty of room. The master bedroom even has an adjacent sun porch with a nice second-story view of the backyard. Speaking of the backyard, there’s a newer deck that leads to a detached three-car garage.

All in all, a sturdy home with understated elegance—a very different aesthetic from Crane’s opulent theaters. 2163 Seminole Street is listed for $625,000 with Patti Chetcuti of O’Connor Real Estate.

A long living room with a brown-tile fireplace and wood mantel, and bay windows at the opposite end. There’s a piano and white couch as well.
Living room with Pewabic-tile fireplace.
A sunny first floor room with hardwood floors that’s been turned into a kids play area. There’s all kinds of toys and short shelves with childrens’ books.
First floor room converted into a children’s play area.
A dining room with a wood table surrounded by six chairs with red felt backs. The walls are painted dark green.
The dining room has French doors on either side.
Butler’s pantry with a row of cabinets, some glass, some wood, and black granite counters.
The enormous butler’s pantry with original ice box.
A bedroom with a bed and yellow sheets. The walls are painted dark brown and there’s some yellow drapes over a window. Open doors across the bed lead to a bright sunroom.
The master bedroom has access to a sunroom.
View of the back of the house. There’s a large bush next to a wood deck with a table and awning. There’s a second story sunroom and dormer.
The rear of the house, with its deck and secluded feel, is just as lovely.

Indian Village

, , MI 48214