A Trophy Estate, Ready to Become a B&B

Lapeer, Michigan


Historically significant, private estate in Lapeer

Constructed in 1885 by one of the original city founders, Ward A. Jennings, the home was known as the "Jennings Mansion."

Considered the finest home ever constructed in Lapeer, it was moved in the late 1990s to its current site, where it sits on a modern 1990s block foundation, integrated with the original foundation’s "cut block stone" veneer. The home has had only three owners over the last 155 years.

Restoration includes:

  • Updated mechanicals
  • Updated foundation
  • Updated utilities

A ready-to-occupy residential property with pre-approved B&B zoning, the estate is a magnificent example of mid-19th Century Victorian Italianate architecture. Nearly all of its original charm and vintage character have been retained throughout loving restoration of:

  • Italian ‘Black Marble’ hearth fireplace (a unique and very rare material)
  • Deep cut crown moldings
  • Inlay and parquet hardwood floors
  • Original hand-crafted staircase
  • Copper roof treatments
  • Custom millwork and construction with 2.5” x 6” framing
  • Elaborate hardware and original unpainted trim.
  • Caretaker’s suite perfect as innkeeper quarters.

Zoning allows for B&B operations
Current residential zoning classification will allow for a bed and breakfast, owner/occupant-operated. Potential for church/reception/wedding venue. Hobby vineyard, hobby stables.

Convenient rural Lapeer site
The estate is very private, occupying a commanding location at the end of a winding and gated private driveway lined with historically-inspired lamp posts. Although secluded and wooded, it is only one mile from Lapeer’s McLaren Hospital and only a half-mile off M-24.

Furnishings are negotiable.
3% Co-Broker Offering.

Privately-guided tours with a knowledgeable tour guide familiar with the property are provided for qualified purchasers.

All data and info deemed reliable; however, Buyer must personally verify. Equal Opportunity.

 At A Glance

Number of bedrooms: 5
Number of baths: 3
Square footage: 3,554
Acreage: 23
Innkeeper Quarters: Yes
Price: $848,800

 Phone

 Contact Person

John Lagalski

 Address

450 Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI, USA 48446