MLS# 50127675 Property Type: Multi-Family Accepting Backup Offers
One of Marquette's finest 19th Century homes, built for the Daniel H. Merritt Family. Mr. Merritt was a pioneer industrialist of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and this home mirrors his successful career. Originally built as a single family home, it later evolved into 10 amazing apartments. You will be only the fourth owner. Various records show the home being built between 1880-1886. Described as Italianate in design with Second Empire overtones. Built with locally quarried sandstone having gorgeous hues of maroon and fawn colored swirls. I love to imagine all of the craftsmen that built this jewel. The interior is equally fabulous. You will appreciate the extensive walnut and cherry woods. How many homes have an observatory and ornamental ironwork? Ornate balusters and newel posts, hardwood mosaic floors, molded trim and corner blocks, and brass hardware. The current owners want someone who will appreciate this special home and continue caring for it! They have a deep love of the building, family and long-time tenants. The backyard goes down the ridge to Lakeshore Blvd. There were two other structures there long ago. The tax ID shows zoning as multi family; you could return it to a splendid single family, change the floor plans and units, and live there too. The frontage on Lakeshore show MDW District on Marquette City maps; rare possibilites. Don't do anything, and be assured of nothing being built to destroy this view of the Lower Harbor & Lake Superior, or add to it. What about an infinity edge pool, tennis, or a glass home that continues down the bluff? Maybe add to your community - seller has older plans to develop along Lakeshore Blvd. The lot is just shy of 1 acre, has parking for 20 vehicles, and a 2.5 car detached garage. One thing for sure, we cannot make more land or locations like this one! Maybe you want to start fresh and have been waiting for an opportunity just like this. Is this your vacation spot, investment, family compound? Check out the city event
Additional Other Units: $575.00, $450.00, $475.00, $500.00. Leases run to July 31, 2024.
Listing Provided Courtesy of SUZANNE PETSCHKE - RE/MAX 1ST REALTY