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.