One-of-a-kind East Side home with an amazing local history, having been custom built by the Kaufman family (a prominent Marquette family). This home is tucked into a hillside, providing outstanding views of Lake Superior from multiple vantage points. The way that it is positioned gives you unique privacy as well. Classic lines, and open spaces offer up a comfortable lifestyle. Main floor has a 35' long Living Room with brick Fireplace, built-ins, and walls of windows. Tuck in with a book, a blazing fire, and watch Superior doing it's winter dance. Priceless. A spacious Dining Room boasts a view of Presque Isle. An amazing home to entertain in - can accommodate a large group of family and friends. Current owner has entertained upwards of 50 guests. The Kitchen is one of a kind and nearly commercial in scope. Some serious culinary delights can be created. The Kitchen's perimeter (20x17) is lined with cupboards, it sports a 10' long center island, and houses a wall of commercial grade SS -- double refrigerator, gas cooktop, and double ovens. No tiny turn of the century kitchen in this East Side home. Main floor also has a convenient Den/TV/Play Room (has an interesting off shoot which was at one time a little service bar), and a Bedroom with it's own Full Bath. The upper level (street level) boasts a wonderfully open Living space with another Fireplace and wrap around windows bringing the outside in. Imagine yourself relaxing in a raised space with about 60' of windows, and overlooking the lake. We don't find this potential very often. The adjacent Master Bedroom has two walls of windows. What a special way to wake up every morning. Another charming Bedroom with a lovely bay window and with it's own full Bath, a beautiful custom built Foyer, and a Half Bath finish off this floor. A lower level has a 4th Bedroom with a Full Bath, another room which could be an Office or play space, plenty of storage, and a walk out. There is a Butcher Boy walk in cooler that is used for storage now but who knows? This home was state-of-the-art at the time it was built. The lot drifts down via rock outcroppings toward the street below and boasts an incredible terraced side yard that was definitely designed with entertainment in mind. This home is a once in a lifetime kind of home for our area. Kaufman evidently saw this beautiful spot for what it is '” a rare slice of Marquette with it's pride and joy laid out in front of you, to enjoy every single day. And, of course, you are but a stone's throw from dipping your toes into the lake, accessing the bike path, playing at the park up the street, or enjoying a walk to the Library, Frosty Treats, or to Historic Downtown Marquette with shops and dining.
|1/15/2019 3:00:00 AM||New Value: $410,000|