Considered one of the most unique properties in Madison Heights, this grand, 1915-built Grable & Austin Mission Revival estate is perfectly situated on tree-lined, historically-designated South Madison Avenue behind mature hedges and high wisteria-covered fences providing unprecedented 360 degree privacy. Over 100 years old, the restored, architecturally-significant six bedroom, five bath home stands on an oversized lot and features an updated guest house with kitchenette, three-quarter bath, hydraulic television and sleeping loft, pool and pool house, tennis court, free-standing stone sauna, and private gardens. The rustic writer’s sleeping cottage offers unparalleled charm with a “secret garden,” fireplace, office, wet bar, water closet, stained glass, and walls of built-in bookcases.
The spacious main house offers traditionally gracious living, dining, and library spaces with wood floors, restored with great taste. The first-floor also provides two bedrooms, a two-room den/office suite with private porch and entrance, a laundry closet, one full bath and another fully-accessible three-quarter ADA bath. A sizable basement provides ample storage and a craft room workshop. The classic kitchen with center island and breakfast area opens onto a sunny porch overlooking the pool and tennis court.
Four upstairs bedrooms include the double-sized primary bedroom with walk-in cedar lined closet, built-ins and pull-out packing platforms, sitting area, and extra-large bath with free-standing spa tub and stall shower. A second corner bedroom with a three-quarter en suite bath overlooks the pool and tennis court. The west wing provides extensive opportunities for family life, highlighted by a central living area spanning nearly the full width of the house, opening onto two airy children’s rooms, a playful ocean-themed tiled full bath with dual sinks, a cozy sleeping porch, and a balcony with Batchelder tile.
Delightful architectural details are sprinkled throughout the home and grounds – antique doorknobs, a trompe l’oeil “parquet” dining room floor, numerous skylights and ceiling fans, window seats, a hidden bar in the library, original leaded glass break fronts, Craftsman lighting, Batchelder tiles that decorate fireplaces, steps, and exterior walls, fountains and water elements, heritage roses, and more.
This is a property for a discerning buyer who appreciates the neighborhood’s history, inherent charm, historic quality, and welcoming nature of the ideal family home in the ideal family neighborhood.
House history available upon request
Square Footage as Measured
• House: 5,200 sqft (approximate)
• Pool House: 200 sqft (approximate)
• Guest House: 295 sqft (approximate)
• Writer’s Cottage: 350 sqft (approximate)