EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI – An estate originally built for a family that owned a high-end furniture company that helped establish Grand Rapids’ reputation as “Furniture City” recently hit the market in charming East Grand Rapids.
The late Hollis Baker Sr., who owned Baker Furniture Co., is seen by many as setting the 20th Century standard for residential elegance. The former Baker family home, located at 2801 Lake Drive SE, is MLive’s House of the Week.
“All renovations completed have preserved the historical features of the home while updating it to fit the current family lifestyle,” Postma said. “Every square inch of the home has been newly remodeled and renovated for a cost of $1.1 million.”
Built in 1925 and known as “Cricket Hill,” the estate has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a four-stall heated garage. All the upstairs bedrooms have attached full bathrooms that have been completely remodeled.
The listing boasts a chef’s kitchen with a large center island and high-end finishes and appliances, including granite counters and new industrial-grade appliances such as Wolf ovens.
The estate also features an in-ground pool, a formal dining room with bay window, library, game room, family/media room, full bar, two laundry rooms and three fireplaces.
The sellers built three additions to “accommodate a contemporary lifestyle,” including a family room, a large wine cellar and a new building that serves as a back entry mud room that also provides storage.
Hardwood, tile and marble flooring can be found throughout the house, along with custom carpentry, molding and millwork.
The home sits on 0.915 acres and has 7,996 finished square feet. The landscaped outdoor living space showcases a fountain and provides a large patio overlooking a 20 by 40-foot pool.
MLive showcases homes from the across the state every Wednesday. Check this one out.
See more than 80 photos of the home here. View the complete real estate listing here.
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