Estimate Finished Square Feet 3,812 Sq Ft Above Ground
History & High Tech in a Happy Marriage! in this lovingly & thoughtfully restored 1890s Victorian on prestigious Dean's Row. The lovely Smurthwaite House, 1st time on the market in 54 years, was a winner of the City's Historic Preservation Award. It features a generous foyer with original woodwork, grand living room w/fireplace, formal dining room w/ zebra style wood floor & stained glass. The charming kitchen preserves some original cupboards & beadboard, plus 2021 updates: cabinets, granite counter, appliances, bamboo flooring. 1st floor study & full bath with bright, walk-in shower. The 2nd floor has 3 bedrooms including a primary suite with cozy 2nd study or den w/2nd fireplace, & 2 more full baths. The 3rd floor is a large, open flex space with 4th bathroom, for another bedroom suite, office, home gym, art studio or rec room, your choice. The interior & exterior was freshly plastered & painted & beautiful hardwood floors refinished in 2020. The high tech parts are the brand new HVAC systems & power by a solar array installed in 2019. Swing on the big front porch & watch the world go by, relax on the cool, shady screen porch. Expansive deck for entertaining. Two car garage, full basement, plumbed for bath.
Ann Arbor, the hub of Washtenaw County, is the sixth largest city in Michigan. A lively downtown and charming tree-lined neighborhoods make Ann Arbor an ideal place to live, work, and raise a family.
Known for academic excellence, Ann Arbor Public Schools District is consistently ranked one of the best in the country. Ann Arbor is also home to the University of Michigan, Cleary University, Concordia University and Washtenaw Community College.
You will find a wonderful mix of city advantages and scenic beauty in Ann Arbor. Nicknamed “Tree Town”, Ann Arbor has more than 2,000 acres of tree lined city parks. Ann Arbor provides endless recreation opportunities including trails, golf courses, canoeing, tennis courts, athletic fields and more. One of the most walkable communities in the country, Ann Arbor prides itself on being environmentally friendly with a progressive recycling program and conscious effort to preserve the city’s green space.
While surrounded by all of this natural beauty, you'll also find that Ann Arbor is less than an hour from the big city advantages Detroit, Michigan has to offer. Detroit is home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, several museums, extraordinary shopping and professional sports team including the Detroit Lions, Pistons, Red Wings and Tigers.
Within a four-hour drive of Ann Arbor are Chicago and Toronto, or take a 25-minute trip to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the world is at your feet. Amtrak makes several stops daily in Ann Arbor, connecting passengers to over 450 locations across the country.
There is a very broad range of major employers countywide, many of them located in and near Ann Arbor. The University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and the St. Joseph Mercy Health System are among the area's leading employers. These opportunities allow many of the county's residents to work quite close to home; other residents commute less than an hour to greater Detroit or Lansing.
Whether it's life in a college town that you prefer, or the appeal of a small town conveniently located to a larger urban area, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County has it all. Come see why our home is well loved by so many!