This historic home has a huge yard and in the background is a shallow creek and the Lutheran church and school and their huge back yard. It sits on .62 acres and there is a two car garage - built as a workshop - at the back that is easily removed. The house is on the “contributing” list and in the original history of Northville book. It was built ca. 1870 and known as the Aunt Jenny White House" at the time. It is rare because it sits on such a large lot surrounded by large lots and the house has not been so renovated over the decades as to make it's historical value of less importance. It even still has the "funeral door" in the parlor. What is that? I had to look it up too. It was built into the finer homes of the day for the funeral parties to go in and out of the parlor without a lot of fanfare or space problems. That door is visible from the outside only. It has been drywalled over in the parlor. A gentle flowing creek flows behind all of the lots on the north side of Randolph Street bringing wandering deer to the back yards of all the residents. We occasionally have baby deer born among our ground cover. The creek is wooded on both sides extending to Taft Road. We protect our wildlife.
The house is listed in tax records as about 2100 sq. feet and has three full baths - all in need of upgrading. The upstairs bathroom still has the original footed tub. There are Two bedrooms up and one down and a very big attic off of one of the bedrooms that could be another quaint bedroom with sloped ceilings, office area or playroom. The attic has never been modernized. The original little attic window is still exactly as it was built. The basement still has the unpainted beautiful rock walls. There are two furnaces and two air conditioning units. The kitchen has been remodeled and has Anderson windows, quartz countertops, hickory cabinets, and a huge solid walnut work island. There are huge doorwalls across the kitchen with a view of the huge deck and entire back yard.
Pictures of the inside of the house will be posted soon.
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Gerald and Gail LeVan
Historical Significance According to the City of Northville and National Register Criterion C for Architecture
United States Department of the InteriorNational Park ServiceNational Register of Historic Places on Northville's 2021 Historical Contributing ListHistory and Evaluation United States Department of the Interior National Park Service / National Register of Historic Places Registration Form NPS Form 10-900 OMB No. 1024-0018 Northville Historic District Wayne, Michigan Name of Property County and State Section 7 page 234 The house was erected circa 1870–1880.650 The first owner was “Aunt Jenny White.” Mrs. White was the daughter of William Dunlap, a Northville pioneer whose family farm occupied much of the west side of the city. As of 1893 the house has a T-plan core, extant today, as well as an L-plan expansion and porch extending from the north elevation. 651By 1931 three families lived in the house, Frederick and Celia McKeldey, Mrs. Jennie White, and Everett L. and Leona McRoe. Frederick McKeldy was a painter.652 Everett McRoe was an electrical contractor.653 By 1943 the house has returned to a single-family domicile, resided in by William C. and Elsie Bailey.654 The house is significant under National Register Criterion A for its role in Northville’s community development and under Criterion C for architecture. The house maintains integrity of design, as its overall fenestration pattern has not changed and the rear addition has not significantly altered the overall scale, proportion, and massing of the property. The property overall conveys its integrity of location, setting, feeling, and association. It is recommended as a contributing resource to the Northville Historic District.
Personal Note From The Owners
Our property is .6 acre and there is a two car at the back of the property that is easily removed. I believe it’s a pole barn but looks like a red barn. It was built decades ago to store and work on antique tractors. It's just used for storage. now. Feel free to pull in the driveway and walk around and check out the back yard any time. There will probably be lots of squirrels running around and maybe a deer family. A stream runs behind the houses on the north side of Randolph on the north side of the road. It's not deep and there is a lot of wildlife hanging around. The house is on the “contributing” list of houses of historical significance recently put together by the City of Northville and the Historical Committe and the house photo appears in the original History of Northville book. It is about 2100 square feet amd has a very nice "Michigan Basement" which means it has stone walls. Big stones. I love them. It is just a basement with added character. The stones have never been painted. Two bedrooms and a full bath up with the original claw foot tub that has never been hooked up during my lifetime. it's just sitting there in the bathroom and is hooked up to water. Downstairs has two full bathrooms that need remodeling. The large kitchen has been remodeled with two huge doorwalls overlooking the entire back property. The cabinetry is hickory with quartz countertop. Also there is a giant thick solid walnut island to work at. There is a big bedroom downstairs overlooking the deck and back yard with access to the deck and also a side porch. . Also, the living room is very large and the parlor is a nice size for relaxing. Both overlook Randolph Street. The home was built in the 1870. If you want to learn more about the town you find a lot of information on Facebook and also the town website.
We have the finest schools to be found in Michigan, lots of churches, a beautiful downtown and a kind and giving attitude.
Most elementary schools are within walking distance, the middle school is completely remodeled and and about three blocks from this house. The high school is huge and well run and has a 0 tolerance for bullying. There is a club or activity for every students' interest. The high school is a short drive from everywhere in the city and township and is available by bus from virtually anywhere in the district. The school system is ranked among the top in Michigan. Go to this website - https://www.publicschoolreview.com/michigan/northville.
Amerman School, the elementary school that serves this address is about a four block walk right along Center Street. They also have many busses that transport children.
Maybury Farm is outside of town and it is a working farm and huge state park that you can visit, volunteer, walk the dog, ride your bike, enjoy nature. The outskirts of Northville is where the Edward Hines Park begins (or ends) and is owned by Wayne County. It offers 17 miles of recreation of all kinds. It was created in 1949 with land donated by Henry Ford and was named after Edward Hines, head of the Wayne County Road Commission. It begins in Dearborn, home of Ford Motor Company, and ends in Northville. Henry Ford loved Northville and lived here right in downtown off and on. He donated land to the city of Northville (Village then) which has been our downtown public park since his donation. It is now a park and our Mill Race Historical Village. I think. That's what I've always heard anyway.
Northville is also the home of Northville Downs Raceway Fairgrounds - the oldest in Michigan. It is smackdab in the middle of town. it is still racing horses but will be sold and plans are for a new beautiful housing and retail/offices development with a variety of homes, condos, and apartments to complement the victorian atmosphere of the city. it's a very big deal and as a resident of Northville you will have access and input into everything that is planned and passed.
Right now I only have outside pictures of the house. We have already purchased a condo and are in the process of moving by going through collections of 80 years of family items, furniture, etc. We will publish pictures of the inside asap. The house will be open to view in a couple of weeks Please text me at 248-210-3345 or e-mail me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified when the house is ready for show and tell.
You will love Northville and the privacy of the lot and the house. It has not been for sale for about 65 years. It's unique and one of a kind. We are not moving far away. We bought a ranch condo just a few blocks from where we live now. Realtors are welcome to contact us if they have a qualified buyer and we will make a one buyer /one day contract to show the house.