‘Wild Turkey Tavern’ portion of historic Ypsilanti home for sale for 675Ok

YPSILANTI, MI – It’s hard to imagine stepping into a house with more history than 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti, where a trip to the basement courtesy of the Wild Turkey Tavern takes you back in time.

The 18th Newtonian tavern that bought Greenfield Village renovated the house in the 1930s and 1940s to reflect its interest in the classic Revival style.

Ford’s other exhibit, the Eagle Tavern, remains a fixture in Greenfield Village.

Former homeowner Joe Queen envisioned the ornate 18th century tavern as part of The Queen’s Residence Bed and Breakfast. The current owner and broker Natalie Hess and her husband last staged it as a backdrop for their family Taco Tuesday evening with their three children.

The basement “Wild Turkey Tavern” modeled on the Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village in a house that will be for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Located in the Ypsilanti Historic District, the home is now on sale for $ 675,000 with the Wild Turkey Tavern serving as the undisputed draw of the updated historic home. With its central location to the city center and Depot Town in Ypsilanti, it is MLive’s house of the week.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A historic house from 1870 for sale at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Thursday, September 16, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The house has the original brick from its construction in 1870, with many original features and details. It has also been updated with a new roof, stainless steel kitchen appliances, a revamped boiler and water heater, and updated electrics with an electric vehicle charger in the garage.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

The kitchen of a house to be sold on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

“(It’s) a dream home in many ways,” said Hess. “First of all, only in your dreams could you replicate or afford the impressive and impeccable level of craftsmanship in this market.”

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A garden terrace in a house for sale at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Thursday, September 16, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

With six bedrooms and six bathrooms and more than 4,000 square feet of space, the property offers plenty of space for weddings and events, or makes it an ideal bed and breakfast or Airbnb destination, according to Hess.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A living room in a house for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

“It can be a house or a business,” said Hess. “There are many different options. We did Airbnb on the ground floor and in the bedroom. We also lived in the house with three children. “

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A cave with an original fireplace in a house that will be for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Twin “rooms” offer plenty of space to sit with access to a fireplace.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

The master bedroom on the ground floor of a house for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Spacious bedrooms on the first and second floors offer two master suites.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A children’s room on the upper floor of a house that will be for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

Stained glass windows in a house for sale at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Thursday, September 16, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A bedroom on the upper floor of a house for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

in a house for sale at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Thursday, September 16, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Two flights of stairs lead you to the second floor of the house and the basement.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A historic house from 1870 for sale at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti on Thursday, September 16, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The house also has a courtyard with a surrounding garden, which is ideal for events or weddings, Hess said.

“My husband and I celebrated our wedding here,” said Hess. “It’s a great place for that.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

The basement “Wild Turkey Tavern” modeled on the Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village in a house that will be for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The tavern has been a mainstay in the house for decades. Hess reinvented it with furniture and decor from Ann Arbor’s Treasure Mart.

House of the Week: 220 S. Huron St.

A cellar kitchen in a house that will be for sale on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 220 S. Huron St. in Ypsilanti.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The lower level also offers expansion options with another bedroom and a kitchenette.

See all 60 photos of the house here. You can see the list here.

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