Historically significant, private estate in Lapeer
Constructed in 1865 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 and is truly a "trophy Estate".
- 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.
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Folklore claims Lapeer was derived from the naming of the south branch of the Flint River, which flows northwestward in Lapeer County. French and Indian traders frequently passed over this section of the county and through the river, ultimately naming the city for the stone that lay at the river bottom. In French, stone is called "la pierre"; the English pronunciation of these words gives Lapeer. The river was named Flint, synonymous with stone. Lapeer is in the Detroit and Flint market area and is on the Amtrak trail between Chicago and Lake Huron.
Lapeer, Michigan has a humid continental climate with cool to cold winters and beautiful warm summers. The average temperature in January is between 27°F (-2.8°C) and 16.5°F (-8.6°C) while the average temperature in July is between 59°F (15°C) and 82°F (28°C)1. In March, Lapeer experiences an average high temperature of 43°F (6°C) and an average low temperature of 25°F (-4°C)2.
Lapeer Michigan has a lot of history, culture, and nature to offer.
- Lapeer is the county seat of Lapeer County and has a population of about 9,000 people1. It is a small but friendly community that values its heritage and traditions.
- There are many historic buildings and landmarks, such as the John and Rosetta Lee House2, the Piety Hill Historic District2, and the Lapeer County Courthouse1. You can learn more about the city’s past at the Lapeer County Historical Society2.
- Lapeer has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with the Lapeer City Gallery 1942 showcasing local artists and the PIX Theatre hosting live performances and movies. You can also enjoy festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Lapeer Days Festival, the Winterfest, and the Farmers Market.
- The outdoor recreation opportunities are many, with parks, trails, and lakes nearby. You can visit Rotary Park2 for a picnic or a playground, Fick Farms2 for fresh produce and animals, or Lake Nepessing for fishing and boating. You can also explore the Flint River, which runs through the city.
- Lapeer is conveniently located near major cities like Flint, Detroit, and Lansing. You can easily access highways, airports, and public transportation to get around. You can also enjoy the benefits of a low cost of living, a good school system, and a safe environment.
Lapeer is a great place to live if you are looking for a small town with big-city amenities. It has something for everyone, whether you are interested in history, art, nature, or entertainment.