‘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.
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.
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.
“(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.”
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.
“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. “
Twin “rooms” offer plenty of space to sit with access to a fireplace.
Spacious bedrooms on the first and second floors offer two master suites.
Two flights of stairs lead you to the second floor of the house and the basement.
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.
The tavern has been a mainstay in the house for decades. Hess reinvented it with furniture and decor from Ann Arbor’s Treasure Mart.
The lower level also offers expansion options with another bedroom and a kitchenette.
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