For $675K This Marine City Home Can Give You Big Hallmark Movie Vibes
Just picture it...small town, snow falling, long lost love waiting on the porch, oh, and there's a dog. It's pretty much the plot of just about every Hallmark movie we love, but we found a historic home that can make it a reality.
The historic "Heather House" in Marine City, Michigan is on the market and has just been reduced to $675,000. The majestic 3-story Victorian Mansion was built in 1885 and then converted into a bed and breakfast in 1991. Perfectly located just north of downtown Marine City just along the St Clair River, its picturesque design is truly something straight out of a movie.
Inside you can step back in time inside the 5569 square feet of timeless beauty. There are 7 bedrooms with 6 rooms offering balconies and porches off the suites and a 7th suite on the 3rd floor designed for the master suite or owner's suite. There are also 7.5 bathrooms equally as charming in design.
According to the listing, the 3rd floor has 1,500 square feet of unfinished attic space that boasts a cathedral-style ceiling, and beautiful stained glass having the potential for even more living space. There is also a basement area that can be renovated for recreational space as well.
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According to The Heather House Bed & Breakfast website, the home has some interesting history. The home was originally built for William Sauber, a chief engineer with the Mitchell Shipping Line. Sauber was general manager and secretary of the Marine City Suger Factory, Secretary of the Salt and Block Works, and Mayor of Marine City.
"Captain Sauber built the elaborate mansion to be his family home. He was born in Berlin, Germany in 1848, he had 10 children and died in 1916. Today, the home's master bedroom, The St. Clair room is available for reservation. The house originally had 12 rooms including a conservatory, a tower room, and four fireplaces. It also had a Turkish bath in the basement which Mr. Sauber installed."
The current owners, Mark & Helen Lally, have run the charming inn since 2014.
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