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Stunning Albert Kahn–designed home in Indian Village asks $640K

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Comes with not only period elements, but a “steampunk” kitchen

A three-story brick home with large brick chimney, white-painted cedar shake on the second floor, and green painted wood around the windows and roof. Photos by John Urbanek

Wow. That’s all we can say about this historic and unique home for sale in Indian Village. Built in 1902, it was designed by the firm Mason & Kahn, whose principals were—you guessed it—renowned Detroit architects George D. Mason and Albert Kahn.

The 4,549-square-foot home on Seminole Street is listed with Tom Ball of Real Estate One for $640,000.

The exterior of the building is fairly modest. There’s some cedar shake on the second and third floors, a few stone accents around the windows and front door, and a large brick chimney.

But inside, the six-bedroom home reveals some stunning Craftsman details, both old and new.

The living room, for instance, has an incredible wood carved fireplace with Ionic columns that stretch all the way to the ceiling. There are lovely built-in wood shelves and cabinets in the reading room and butler’s pantry. And you can see more impressive woodwork on the coffered ceilings in the foyer, carvings in the staircase columns, and molding throughout.

The kitchen is worth noting for another reason: it’s “steampunk” theme. We’re not sure when it was remodeled, but there’s now industrial fixtures, an old ice chest for storage, an island with a farmhouse sink and a wild copper faucet, and exposed brick wall behind the huge oven and range.

The home sits on a double lot and has a big backyard with a brick path leading from the pergola at the back of the house to a rock garden and koi pond. There’s also a detached three-car garage.

There’s so much more we could say about this stunning home, so take a look at the pictures and maybe even pay a visit in person. Showings are by appointment only.

There’s stairs leading to the basement and second floor, as well as open doors to the reading room and dining room. There’s wood all along the walls and a coffered ceiling.
Wood everywhere in the foyer.
A rectangular room with yellow painted walls above wood panelling. There’s built-in wood shelves in the corner and a brick fireplace across a leather couch.
The reading room with built-in shelves and wood-carved fireplace mantel.
A closeup of a dragon head and curved wings carved in one long panel of the fireplace mantel.
Carvings on the fireplace.
A long room with chairs in the corner and a couch across from a marble fireplace with wood carvings up to the ceiling. The floors are hardwood and there’s windows on either side of the fireplace.
The living room has an even more stunning fireplace.
The kitchen has an island with black marble countertop and long, thing copper faucet. There’s a stainless steel oven range to the left in front of a brick wall and a large wood cabinet that looks like a safe to the right.
The remodeled “steampunk” kitchen.
A small narrow room with a sink and wood shelves that reach up to the ceiling. There’s mugs and plates inside the shelves which have glass doors.
The butler’s pantry with wood countertop and built-in shelves.
Rocks circle two little ponds. There’s a brick path leading from the back of the house to the peaceful area.
The backyard has a koi pond and rock garden.