A stone house with blue trim and a hand-glazed clay tile roof sits on a wooded, serene site covering an acre in northwest Detroit.
The house near 7 Mile Road and Grand River Avenue is listed for sale at $430,000.
The Craftsman-style house, built in 1926, is at the end of a street lined with huge trees in the Malvern Hill Subdivision near Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood. The property backs to the former Rogell golf course, which is being developed as one of Detroit’s newest parks, the 98-acre Rogell Park.
The house at 22322 Roxford has three bedrooms, two full baths and 2,800 square feet. It’s listed by Christian Draheim of O’Connor Realty Detroit and Craig Brown of @properties Christie’s Int’l RE Detroit.
The house takes you back in history with its old-time charm and details. The front entry featuring tile from the Flint Faience Tile Co. opens to the first-floor, where there are led glass doors that open to various rooms. They include a living room with a stone fireplace, a parlor with large bay windows and a dining room that opens to a butler’s pantry with a plate-warming cupboard. Also on the first floor: a bedroom, a kitchen with a built-in spice rack, a full bathroom with ceramic tiles and many built-in storage areas.
The second floor has two bedrooms (one with a walk-in closet and the other featuring Miracle Doors), a full bathroom, several large closet spaces and a room that opens to a small balcony overlooking the backyard.
Recent home improvements include refinished hardwood floors, the exterior sealing of basement walls, a new electrical panel, new gutters and a new sewer line, according to Draheim, who said the current owners bought the property in 2016 and are the fourth owners of the house . They bought parcels of land connected to the property after their purchase.
“They did that combination back in 2017, so it’s a total of an acre of property in one tax bill,” Draheim said.
The house’s tranquil exterior features stairs that lead to a large sunken garden along with a two-car stone garage that matches the house and a porte co·chère.
Draheim’s description of the property: “It’s off the beaten path.”
Brendel Hightower is an assistant editor at the Detroit Free Press. Contact her at [email protected].
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