Grand Victorian of Bellaire Michigan

The Grand Victorian

A Bed and Breakfast Opportunity

Bellaire Michigan

Grand Victorian Video

     

<== Click on the image and take 10 minutes to watch the first part of this recent video produced by WCMU-PBS station located in Mount Pleasant Michigan.  It provides a great overview of the wonderful history associated with this GRAND VICTORIAN. 

 

The Grand Victorian Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in the heart of Antrim County’s chain of lakes, in the quaint Village of Bellaire. Just minutes from world class golf courses, ski resorts, fine dining, fishing, boating and general outdoor recreation. Featured on calendars, book and magazine covers, millions of cereal and cracker boxes, this spectacular Victorian home is one of the most photographed buildings in Michigan! 

Pictured on the cover of Kathryn Eckert’s “Buildings of Michigan”, the home was recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians as one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture ever built.  The 6600 sq ft. mansion has been on the U.S. Department of Interior’s list of National Register of Historic Places since 1978.

 

Currently operating as a successful Bed and Breakfast, the home offers 6 charming guest rooms with queen and king size beds and 7 private and 1 common bathroom.  An unusually spacious 1400 sq ft. owner’s apartment complete with turret is located on the third floor.  Sold as a ‘turn-key’ operation, the sale includes all period furnishings, marketing, product inventory, website, and a guest list of 3000 contacts for seamless transition to new ownership.

 

Listing price as a full turnkey B&B operation is $649,900

Owners will sell the home without the business for only $500,000; furnished for $600,000.

For more information and a personal showing of this property contact:

Realtor: Gregg Smith

Coldwell Banker Woodland Schmidt.

269-455-8095 cell

269-857-4910 office

www.InnRealtor.com

Owners: Ken & Linda Fedraw

Phone 231.533.6111

Cell 916.759.3273 

email: innkeeper@grandvictorian.com  

Property Lawn and Garden
  • Newly installed sidewalks in 2004
  • 4 inch blacktop parking area new in 2005
  • Gazebo built in 1995, refurbished in 2010
  • Circular concrete garden table and benches
  • Large storage building
  • Victorian wrought iron fence by Custom Ironworks
  • Wicker furniture on porch and balconies
  • Attractively landscaped yard with garden beds
Front Yard Landscape
Main House

EXTERIOR

Windows

  • Original double hung windows with ornate etched glass accents
  • Storm windows for added protection throughout

Painting

  • House Exterior Professionally painted in 2004.  The lower Porch was renovated in 2008.

Roof

  • The Main House was professionally shingled with snow & ice shield in 1993
  • The Carriage house was built new in 2005
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INTERIOR

The home exhibits the very best of 100 year old craftsmanship. 

  • All wood is handcrafted original, unpainted. 
  • Each room creatively detailed with a different wood including Oak, Pine, Chestnut, and the rare Birdseye Maple.
  • Parlor and Dining rooms are separated by incredible 8’-6” wooden double pocket doors
  • Electric ceiling light fixtures are original, installed when built.  
  • All walls and ceilings are original lath and plaster with many 1st level walls and ceilings re-skimmed in 2004.
  • Abundant use of hand-screened wall paper by Bradbury & Bradbury of San Francisco 
Front Entry

Main Floor

  • Reception / Entry Hall
    • Hand-painted ceiling design by local artist Michael Klingelsmith
    • Immaculately handcrafted Oak staircase and trim
  • Front Parlor 17’-9” x 16’-9”
    • Chestnut hardwood surrounding the room
    • Large Bay Window with original glass patterned with etched detailing
    • Original Ceiling light with artistically painted medallion
    • Original fireplace & handcrafted mantel (now gas)
Front Parlor
  • Rear Parlor 16’-7” x 21’-5”
    • Entirely trimmed in ornate Bird’s Eye Maple!
    • Large Bay Window with etched detailing
    • Heirloom Velvet Flocked wall paper
    •  Handcrafted fretwork as window valence
  • Dining Room 16’-8” x 16’-11”
    • Trimmed in heartwood pine with oak chair rail.
    • Large Bay Window
    • Italian marble crafted fireplace (now gas)
  • Kitchen Area 16’-4” x 11’-10”
    • Outside service entrance w/ mud room
    • Carriage House (Garage) entrance
    • Butler’s pantry with convenient two-way swinging doors
    • ½ bathroom
    • Stairway to second level
    • Stairway to basement
    • Custom stainless steel commercial grade hood vent
    • KitchenAid dual fuel oven and stovetop grill (2003)
    • Kenmore side by side Freezer/Refrigerator (2003)
    • Kenmore built-in Dishwasher (2003)
    • Island preparation counter

Rear Parlor

Kitchen area

Second Floor consists of 2 outside balconies and 4 bedrooms each w/ private full bath

  • Stair Landing with access to Front Balcony
  • Front Bedroom (Queen Anne Room) 16’-9” x 18’-11”
  • Master Bedroom (Blossom Room) 17’-0” x 16’-2”
  • Middle Bedroom (Balcony Room) 16’-9” x 12’-8”
  • Back Bedroom (Victoriana Room) 14’-3” x 12’-3”

 

 

Blossom (North)

Balcony (South) Room

 

Queen Anne (West) Room

 Third FloorOwners Apartment– Finished in 1995

  • Approx. 1400 sq ft of open living area
  • Finished 10’x10’ copula area
  • Custom oak trim throughout
  • Cathedral ceiling with overhead fan
  • Private bath with shower
  • Two walk-in closets
  • Furnace: Gas heat & Air Conditioning

Upstairs owners quarters

 

Cupola stairs

Basement Area

  • Full 7’ deep 1300 sqft basement with stone walls and concrete floor.
  • Contains mechanicals for main house.
  • Laundry area
  • Large thermal-pane windows (new in 2004)
  • Partially finished interior walls can be finished for additional living space.
CARRIAGE HOUSE

Built in 2005, this 36’ x 24’ addition is attached to the rear corner of the house.  The two story structure is architecturally designed to be consistent with the main house.  The roof contour, scalloped shingling, and window features have been carefully designed to conform to the house.  The building itself has two levels.  The first level houses two large garage bays for car parking and workshop area.  The second level consists of two upscale guest rooms with independent stairwell for access.  The addition operates on Municipal water & sewer and independent mechanicals for electrical power, heating and air conditioning. 

 

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Second Floor – Rooms

  • West (Richardi Room) and East (Carriage Room) Bedrooms
  • Each room contains
    • Large 2 person Jacuzzi Tub
    • Full bath with shower and antique vanity/sink
    • Gas Fireplace with forced air
    • Armoire with TV & DVD player
    • Overhead fan

 


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Richardi (Carriage House) Room

First Floor - Garage Area

  • Two oversized car bays measuring 18’x24’ and 14’x24’ respectively.
  • Separate keyed entrance with stairwell serves second level rooms.
  • Garage is heated with fully finished with insulated walls and doors, roughed for potential laundry (washer, dryer, sink) and additional gas space heating.
  • Work area is pre-wired for TV cable, switched power outlets.
MECHANICALS

Main House -

  • 80% GHI natural gas Amana forced air furnace (1995)
  • Amana SRCF24-60 Central Air Conditioner (1995)
  • Two 50 Gallon (100G total) hot water heaters.  One natural gas and one electric (2007)
  • Water Softener

Carriage House - (All new in 2005)

  • Goodman GMNTE natural gas force air furnace (2005), zoned heating
  • Tank-less hot water using Rinnai 180,000 BTU natural gas heater
  • Dual zoned heating for guest rooms located above garage
  • Garage area roughed for additional gas space heating and laundry (washer, dryer, sink)