450 E. Ridge St.
In 1971, 450 E. Ridge St. (the ‘Call House’) was deemed a Michigan State Historical Site &, in 1972, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Make your new home one full of Marquette historical elegance.
This Gothic Revival 6 bed, 4 bath home with ornate detail throughout, boasts almost 5,000 square feet of space. Above all, there are impeccable views of Marquette’s Ellwood Mattson Lower Harbor Park. This exquisite house was designed and built by Carl F. Struck for the first president of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company, Henry R. Mather. Also, it served as the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Shiras Jr. & Charles H. Call, president of First National Bank and Marquette County Savings Bank. Opportunities could include creating a business (bed & breakfast), an exceptional rental or simply a fantastic home for yourself!
Today’s amenities + yesterday’s era.
Gothic Revival architecture details feature a peaked roofline, floor to ceiling windows, an arched entryway & 8′ doors and archways. Additionally, the 4 fireplaces boast ornate Renaissance details. A grand staircase tops it all off. The classic interior of this home offers a timeless look. Wood details warm the space, while tasteful finishings & wall hues create a comfortable atmosphere. Ornate chandeliers & light fixtures compliment the Gothic style.
Other noteworthy details include: stamped concrete sidewalks leading up to the house, woodwork featuring beautiful black walnut, crown moulding & a lovely beaded archway between the dining & living areas. Furthermore, there’s impeccably maintained original maple & oak floors and a back veranda displaying breathtaking views!
A spacious, comfortable layout.
The high end kitchen boasts granite countertops accompanied by fresh white cabinetry & efficient appliances. The bedrooms come with large closets, built ins & plenty of windows with natural light…and Lake Superior views! Upstairs, two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
Other spaces include a study, family room, living room, sitting area dining room and multiple bathrooms. An attached mother-in-law suite/ apartment comes complete with a kitchen, living and dining rooms, fireplace & a second story with 2 bedrooms & a full bathroom.
Outside, fruit trees, gardens & beds of perennials, perfectly suited for our northern Michigan weather, adorn the landscape. Above all, a charming outdoor porch and veranda display gorgeous views. A drive under garage sits beneath the porch.
Could this perhaps be the best location in Marquette? We certainly think so!
Listing and 3D Tour courtesy of Andi Goriesky (906.361.4655) & Pat Olson (906.250.2215)