Sunday, September 14, 2008

Historic Victorian Home for sale in Saline MI

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302 E. Henry, Saline Michigan for sale. Listed with at Keller Williams Realty at$699,900.

Saline's historic Victorian Davenport home, built in 1873, is an exhilarating find and a rare example of Second Empire residential architecture. Most the Victorian era (1860-1900) properties in this style are seen in municipal buildings, rather than residential properties.
The opportunity to own this style of historic home comes along rarely, especially when it is so well maintained and loved. The current owners saw to it to extensively renovate when they purchased the property 12 years ago, while staying true to their home's historic roots.
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During renovations, the home surprised its owners by telling its forgotten historical secrets. A garden room renovation revealed a hidden crawl space that can be accessed from the basement stairs. The room, 4'high by 6'wide and 20'-long, is rumored by locals to have been used for the Underground Railroad. Other finds include newspapers from 1892, and velvet parlor curtains in a box in the attic, and an etching on a piece of broken glass with the name Emily Davenport, wife of Beverly Davenport, who built the home.
Besides historical prominence, it's a great location. The home is a short, walkable distance from quaint cafes and restaurants in downtown Saline, a city voted by CNN/Money Magazine as a top-50 "Best Place to Live in the Country." Locals love casual dining at Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack, karaoke Fridays at Dan's Downtown Tavern, meeting friends for coffee at My Favorite Café or wine at micro-winery The Spotted Dog, all nearby.