If you’re looking for the WOW factor, this gorgeous Historic home is it! Nestled on the mature tree-lined streets of Tecumseh’s Historic District, E.B. Wood built this Italian Villa-style home in 1867. After being a resident of Tecumseh for 18 years and a building a thriving Law practice EB, his wife Harriet, and 3 children built 203 N. Union. Built to impress with the highest fashion in Architecture of the day, the large double corner lot, the elaborately styled brick home with its deep bracketed eves, rounded second story Palladian style windows, and the prominent tower must have had caught a lot of attention. Although not shown in the drawing from the 1874 Everets & Stewart Lenawee County atlas, the Fan light over the front door is rumored to have been imported and added (with the Curved wooded hood over the door) to mimic the look of the home of the Prime Minister at 10 Downing St in London. In line with the Italian Villa style, the arched covered patio, or Loggia, was also added around 1910. Currently, with its new roof, glinting copper gutters, and SO MUCH original detail, the overall curb appeal is outstanding!
Inside, just beyond the original Cantilevered curved staircase, you’ll be greeted with so much rich character that has been lovingly cared for. Original refinished Oak hardwood floors on the main level and plank floors on the second floor harmoniously work with the fully painted interior, including doors and original trim! With all the plaster walls freshly restored, (or replaced when needed), the owners utilized Historic color collections to recreate what the home may have looked like in the 1860’s. Adding to the original elements, 3 original Italianate style fireplaces still remain, while newer updates such as all new plumbing, HVAC, and light fixtures add to the overall ease of living. Both Bathrooms in this abode have been fully updated. With a Clawfoot tub with a matching faucet and small hex tile, the upstairs bath was remodeled with a nod to the past. Other additions include the smart appliances in the large Kitchen as well as the Thermostat for the home.
High ceilings, large windows, and generously sized rooms on both floors of the original house allowed for ample space for the Wood family who lived there for almost 70 years. The views for the sizeable tower room, or Belvedere, originally went from Bucolic to breathtaking over the years are the village grew into what is now Tecumseh. The later addition on the back of the home also holds a small office (Or possibly 4th bedroom) the second full bath and a large family room! The bath also has laundry hookup for ease of everyday use. Rich in history and full of updates, this Iconic Tecumseh house is waiting for its next story to be written!
Updated on September 23, 2022 at 3:30 pm