The Ferry House, A Michigan Home

Ferry House

Ferry House, photo by ER Post.

Most readers of Michigan in Pictures probably know about Absolute Michigan and some might know that this month we’re featuring Michigan Homes this month. In addition to highlighting a historic Michigan house museum every day, we’re also going to check out home & home design blogs & sites, explore green building and other new trends in construction and redevelopment, feature some of the great neighborhoods across the state and take a closer look at the state of the Michigan real estate industry.

As a part of this focus on Michigan homes, we’ve created a group on Flickr titled A Michigan Home, where folks are invited to add a single photo that (for them) represents what a Michigan home is. See our Michigan Home Gallery Slideshow on Absolute Michigan.

The photo above of the Ferry House in Grand Haven was added by ER Post. The house is actually for sale right now, and the owners write:

The Ferry House, as it is called on the National Registry of Historic Places, was built in 1872 by Edward Payson Ferry. This Proud Victorian is of primarily wood construction and is in the Italianate style. E.P. Ferry, son of the Rev. William Ferry (one of Grand Haven’s founders), was a local lumberman and banker…

The home features 11′ and 12′ ceilings, hardwood flooring, impressive woodwork, restored antique gas (converted) and electric light fixtures, plaster ceiling medallions and cornice moldings. The main level contains a large living room and formal dining room with bay window, 2 gas log fireplaces, as well as a family room, guest bedroom and a library on the main level. A gorgeous curved walnut stairway leads to the upper level, which features a large master suite, two bathrooms, laundry, and two additional bedrooms.

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