<== 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:
Original double hung windows with ornate etched glass accents
Storm windows for added protection throughout
House Exterior Professionally painted in 2004. The lower Porch was renovated in 2008.
The Main House was professionally shingled with snow & ice shield in 1993
The Carriage house was built new in 2005
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
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)
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
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
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”
Third Floor – Owners 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
Full 7’ deep 1300 sqft basement with stone walls and concrete floor.
Contains mechanicals for main house.
Large thermal-pane windows (new in 2004)
Partially finished interior walls can be finished for additional living space.
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.
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
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.
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)
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)