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$899,000 For Sale

345 Plymouth Avenue SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

5 beds, 4 full, 2 partial baths | Single Family Home
4,488 sq ft; lot: 0.962 acres - MLS# 18059122
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Description

Located in the Heart of the East Grand Rapids Community, this home was built in 1907. This Tudor style architecture was originally designed by European-trained architects. And this home certainly feels very European inside. It was built with solid masonry and elaborate decorative stone and brickwork. Sited on an acre of property with century old trees, manicured lawn and gardens. This is a home that is filled with history. President Jerry Ford was first recruited to run for Congress in the raised wood paneled dining room by John Martin, former owner of the property. It was John's daughter, Gillian Martin who married Ted Sorensen, JFK's speechwriter who coined the famous words: ''Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'' all of the original paned glass and transoms host the formal writing table. A few steps down the hallway will find you in the formal dining room. The coffered ceilings are magnificent and beautifully maintained. The entire room offers an elegant atmosphere with raised wood paneling. You can just imagine the conversations that created history surrounding our country were established at this table. Original french doors open to the private screened porch. An airy spot, to converse and share meals from spring through fall; this quite spot is also a welcome retreat during the hot summer days. Towards the back of the home, you will find a highly functional and utilitarian kitchen, which overlooks the park like setting of the yard. This home offers approximately 5,000 sq.ft. above grade, plus the lower level with large spaces for storage and a functional play area. Five bedroomsâ"all with ample closet spaceâ"and four full and two half baths complete the second and third floors. The master bedroom is ensuite with its own unique tiled bathroom. This home offers plenty of space for a family large and/or smaller. This really is a perfect place with floor plan, size of rooms, flow, and wonderful space to allow for personal preferential styles of living. An elegant home on a magnificent lot within walking distance to all the good energy of Gas Light Village, Schools and Reeds Lake. This is a home that is filled with history. President Jerry Ford was first recruited to run for Congress in the raised wood paneled dining room by John Martin, former owner of the property. It was John's daughter, Gillian Martin who married Ted Sorensen, JFK's speechwriter who coined the famous words: ''Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." The wedding took place at Fountain Street Church. The current family was very involved with the political and civic life of Grand Rapids, hosting numerous gatherings supporting their favored candidates. So many interesting conversations and gatherings took place at 345 Plymouth Road SE.

Features

  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Residence
  • Listing Status: Active
  • County/Area: Kent County
  • Zip Code: 49506
  • Year Built: 1907
  • School District: East Grand Rapids
  • Sq.Ft.: 4,488 sq ft
  • Style: Tudor
  • Stories: 3.0
  • Total Rooms: 16
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 2
  • Basement: Yes, See Substructure
  • Garage: Yes 2
  • Fireplace: Living 1.00
  • Lot Size: 0.962 acres
  • Baths: 6
  • Zoning: residential
  • Additional Items: Ceiling Fans, Stone Floor, Wood Floor
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator
  • Auction or For Sale: For Sale
  • Driveway: Paved
  • Exterior Features: Scrn Porch
  • Exterior Material: Brick
  • Heat Source: Natural Gas
  • Heat Type: Hot Water
  • Kitchen Features: Breakfast Nook, Desk Built-In, Eating Area, Pantry
  • Landscape: Shrubs/Hedges
  • Lot Description: Sidewalk, Wooded
  • Lot Square Footage: 41904.00
  • Lower Half Baths: 1
  • Main Half Baths: 1
  • Main Level SQFT: 4488.00
  • Municipality: East Grand Rapids
  • Road Frontage: 100.00
  • Sewer: Public
  • SqFt Above Grade: 4488.00
  • Street Type: Paved, Public
  • Sub-Area: G41 - Kent County
  • Substructure: Full Basement
  • Tax Year: 2017
  • Terms Available: Cash, Cash/Conventional
  • Total Beds Above Grade: 5.00
  • Upper Bedrooms: 5
  • Upper Full Baths: 4
  • Util Avail at Street: Electric, Natural Gas, Public Sewer, Public Water, Storm Sewer, Telephone Line
  • Water: Public
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