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Italianate-style mansion in Boston–Edison with original features lists for $575K

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This house from 1913 has been well-preserved

Photos by Patty Moore

Most historic homes are best left in their original state. Fortunately that’s the case with Italianate mansion in Boston–Edison built over 105 years ago.

It’s only had two owners in its entire history, which goes a long way to explain why so much has been maintained. That includes features like the leaded glass, Pewabic tiles around the fireplace, Spanish tiles on the roof, and plentiful oak woodwork on the staircase, molding, and window frames. Even the light fixtures are original.

It also has something we’ve never seen before in a Detroit house—a “needle” shower, which has an unfortunate name but basically sprays your entire body with water.

Other details of the 4,530-square-foot home: it’s got seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a half-bath, a detached two-car garage, and a basement recreation room with a pool table.

801 Chicago Boulevard is being listed by Liz Hsu of Hall & Hunter-Birmingham for $575,000.

Leaded glass in the vestibule
Woodwork on the staircase
Living room with Pewabic tiles around the fireplace
One of seven bedrooms
The “needle” shower
The 1970s kitchen is one of the only rooms that’s gotten a more modern update