Mansion - Allegan, Michigan

Today's home tour is of a home in Michigan - Allegan Michigan, which is a pretty town and area.  Built in 1884 by lumber baron Horace G. Moore and in a National Register historic district, this stately Eastlake Victorian residence has survived intact. The spacious interior features numerous rooms with beautiful original architectural detailing and high ceilings and provides great flexibility in the use of the spaces. It could house a growing family or become a B&B
or even be used for a home occupation.  In recent years the mechanical systems have been completely reworked to include two heating and cooling systems, hot water on demand, all new wiring, new roof and shingles and new paint on the exterior based on the original color scheme.

There are fascinating details including a curving staircase,two impressive mantels,heat registers,hardware and what was likely a convenient room for ice storage back in the day. The detached garage has a great space above just waiting to be turned into a studio, office or apartment. This is a home for lovers of great historic homes.

323 N Walnut St
Allegan MI , 49010
5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
4,992 square feet
Listing # 13017010 

Lots of pretty details in this the

I always enjoy looking at older homes and often wish I had been able to start my own Bed and Breakfast Inn, which was a dream way back when.  I know some of you will say...It's NEVER too late to follow your dream.  Normally, I would agree and encourage everyone to strive to live their dreams, but hubby is retired and so am I...and I'll be 65 this October {hubby will be 71}.  So at this stage of the game, it's just fun to dream about the B and B idea!
Jan Tanis
Jan Tanis

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Jan, what a darling home in Allegan. The details inside are stunning. I could see this as a B&B. You and your hubby would be perfect hostesses, but I know what you mean about starting a life changing event at a point in our lives.
    Thanks for sharing. I really enjoy the home tours you post.