Premier, stately Morris Estate on beautiful Ottawa Drive! Over half an acre ~additional lot included~ creates one of the largest parcels in the extremely charming Seminole Hills Historic District! Perfect for those who get weak in the knees for original details & the lost art of fine craftsmanship found only in yesteryear residential construction techniques! Extensive restoration work just completed, come savour the countless original features of this beautiful 1920’s Tudor style home. Limestone fireplace showcases stone pilasters, apron, mantel & carved frieze. Exceptional original plaster crown friezes, mouldings & medallions are intact - with a repetition of what is found on the carved stone fireplace. Graceful, original wrought iron bannister in 17’ x 10’ gracious grand entry hall is carried thru to the lovely upper 20’ x 8’ hall. Leaded windows in beautiful condition – some are French-style, and those in the upper main hall feature stained glass crests. 2 upper balconies, including one in MBR. Beautiful original ceramic tile in 1st & 2nd floor baths.
Extensive updates too: Kitchen & 10’ x 5’ butler’s pantry (with sink) have custom tile with an iridescent glaze, updated cabinetry, new granite counters & freshly refinished oak floors. Entire home has been professionally painted, both inside and out, with period appropriate colors that are neutral and fresh. Original oak floors on entry and upper levels are gorgeous. Master bath has tub & shower. Bedrooms 2 & 3 are serviced by a hall bath, and Bedroom 4 has its own full bath, plus a balcony that overlooks the lush
rear yard. Bluestone slate patio is 30’ x 19’, with possible water feature
potential for the new buyer to explore. Basement rec room is 24’ x 14’,
and the utility/laundry room is 33’ x 14’. The operational condition of the garage radiators, intended for heating the garage, is unknown.
SET UPON ONE OF THE LARGEST LOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD,
THIS ESTATE HAS BEEN LOVINGLY RESTORED TO THE GRANDEUR OF THE ERA.
Asking Price: $369,900
Property Type: 2-Story Historic Tudor
Year Built: 1930 Site Desc: Corner Lot
Square Footage: 3,026
Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 3 Full, 2 Half
Basement: Yes, Partially Finished
See MAPS & LOCATIONS with link to the drawing
of the lot lines, per Oakland County.
2017 Summer Taxes: $3,633 2017 Winter Taxes: $145
Legal: Seminole Hills, Lot 154 & 155
Possession After Closing: Immediate
149 Ottawa Drive is ideally located in the heart of Oakland County! This eclectic city sanctuary is easily accessible to the abundant amenities Metropolitan Detroit has to offer.
Tudor homes are one of the most recognizable architectural styles on the
American landscape, thanks to their steeply pitched, multi-gabled rooflines and
decorative half-timber framing.
The following info was used with permission by Dr. Thomas Paradis, from his blog:
"Architectural Styles of America and Europe"
PERIOD OF POPULARITY:
Roughly 1910 – 1940 (mostly 1920s prior to the Great Depression).
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND FEATURES:
Tudor revival became especially popular for 1920s suburban homes, loosely based on late medieval prototypes.
The style reaches back to England’s Tudor period (1500-1559) as a romanticized revival of the timber-frame
buildings popular at that time. Many of the revival examples are dominated visually with (ornamental)
half-timbering, a medieval English building tradition, often with stucco or masonry veneered walls,
steeply pitched roof, and cross-gabled plans.
Note - The trend toward revivalist architecture gained momentum from the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the Columbian Exposition, where historical interpretations of European styles were encouraged. Simultaneous to the rise of revivalist architecture, the Modern Era saw its beginnings with architects who were instead looking to the future, not to the past, with more progressive, modernist styles. Thus defines the Eclectic Movement of the early 20th century, which consisted of a simultaneous and perhaps competing interest in both modern and historic architectural traditions. This variety, or eclecticism, provided for one of the most diverse and colorful periods for architecture and urban design in American history, when almost anyone with at least a middle-class income could choose from one of a dozen or more styles for their home.
Shown by appointment only. Listing Agent: Mona Parlove: 248-514-0685 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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149 Ottawa Dr. • Historic Seminole Hills Community
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