This amazing octagon beauty is waiting patiently for your vision & restoration plans!What a setting! Surrounded by 22 serene acres w/wooded views in every direction, minutes from wineries & the Grand River, this is a project home but oh what a project!These rooms are HUGE! All on the 1st floor are connected & the closet space in this old home is unbelievable.From the mysterious little room accessed by the tiny staircase to the attic access to what supposedly was once a widow’s walk, this is a fascinating piece of County history.According to local lore, the original owner was Rufus Payne who built the dwelling after the Civil War.In 1868 Payne, a native Ohioan, bought 100 acres on Tote Road from one Thaddeus Ives.He became influenced by a designer of the time who touted the advantages of octagon homes.Supposedly they allowed for additional living space, received more natural light, were easier to heat & remained cooler in the summer.Although there is a LOT of work here, these high ceilings, the wrapping veranda, the VIBE, the sheer size of the rooms & the octagonal chimney (have you EVER??!! SOOO cool), it captures the imagination & begs to be brought back to its former glory.This could be the homestead of a lifetime-or an unbelievably romantic event venue or air BnB (double check with zoning to insure it meets your use scope!).Due to the extensive repairs needed, the seller is open to reasonable offers & would like to sell quickly! Cash/conv/reno are your most likely options.
Updated on October 17, 2023 at 7:24 pm