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Historic Victorian East Side Home

455 E. Ridge Street , Marquette , , 49855
  • 6 baths
  • 7 beds
  • 6,325 sq ft
  • 0.43 acres
Date Posted: November 19, 2018

$669,000

Circa 1882

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About This Old House

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Historic Victorian East side home close to Lake Superior has been immaculately maintained. When you step inside this home the first thing you will notice is the original woodwork, hardwood floors, stunning fireplaces and exquisite chandeliers adorning every room. This home is the perfect setting for your treasured antiques, formal furnishings and relaxed entertaining. Every room has a unique feature not found in today”s modern homes. The dining room has a butler”s pantry, a food warming spot in the radiator, an elegant fireplace with electric logs and a bay of windows. The living room has another elegant fireplace with room enough for two sofas and several chairs. The kitchen consists of two rooms which has recently been redone with granite counter tops. newly finished hardwood floors, refurbished cupboards, induction stove, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer. The preparation room of the kitchen is compact enough to easily cook your recipes. The larger part of the kitchen allows for informal dining in a cozy setting with views to the gardens. The current music room could be a first floor bedroom with a connecting half bath. Once you traverse the stairs you will find a large landing with your bedrooms and baths easily accessible. A built in wardrobe between two of the bedrooms lets your imagination wonder as to how they were used during the period the home was built. The maids quarters is just down the hall and offers two more bedrooms and a full bath. The third floor is mostly finished and has a large family room with a pool table (which is staying), another bedroom, a built in chest of drawers in another room makes it an excellent activity room, a large storage area off the family room and several ample closets. When you exit the second floor you can use the back stairway which leads to the side entry between the kitchen and dining room. A built in safe will store your personal valuables and the home has a complete security system. Off the side entry is your lap pool to keep in shape, even on cold snowy days. The lower level has your laundry (with chutes from each floor), a sauna room waiting for a sauna stove, bathroom, separate shower near the sauna, a kitchenette with sitting room and a large wine cellar. This part of the house was once used as an efficiency apartment which has its own entrance. As you venture outdoors, you will find a large yard with lovely gardens, a three car garage with a second story for storage or make it into an apartment. The paved driveway was recently redone, along with the chimneys. The yard has an automatic sprinkler system and ample lighting. As you view this home you will find it steeped in history and yet modern. This is a once in a lifetime chance to own an exquisite piece of historic Marquette real estate.

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