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1893 Romanesque

Lee Mansion The Rockery

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2 Turrets, chineys & handcrafted stone make this a land mark.
Famouns Round Oak Stoves owner Lee Mansion is most historical home in Southwest Michigan.
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Bedrooms 10
Heated Sq. Ft. 8,000
Stories 3
Acres 2.5

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Bonus Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Carport
  • Circular driveway
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Fresh paint
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Gas Logs
  • Grand staircase
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Original wood windows
  • Copper Roof
  • Vinyl floors
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Slate Roof
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Pocket Doors
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Steam Radiators
  • Transoms
  • Turret

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Round Oak Stove's Lee Mansion

1890s grandeour found here with original Romanesque mansion built for Fred & Katie (Beckwith) Lee. Lee, owner of the famouns Round Oak Stove Co. Property is surrounded by a 3' high stone wall. The whole structure is built of locally harvested uncut fieldstones. Upon entering you notice woodwork not found in today's homes with oak, maple , mahohany and butternut hand crafted in the floors, walls, and ceilings. 8 Fireplaces some are Italian marble, onyx, and hand painted tiles. 5 Stone chimneys reach to over 40' high. Red tile roof and turrets and copper eaves. Ceilings are 12' with an abundance of hardwood beams & moldings. Original carriage entry with a wrought iron entry door. Main home is now devoted to five 1-bedroom aprtments plus owner's living area of about 2,000 SF (8,000 SF total). Easily converted back to one residence would then offer 10 bedrooms, 7 bahts, alonw with a ballroom on the 3rd floor. All this in addition to a formal dining room, living room, larger foyer and sitting room. Detached "Carriage House", the 2nd dwelling, has 5 apartments, three of which are 2 bedroom each. All this nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Michigan , surrounded by 100s of inland lakes & bountiful farmland & orchards as this is in the haeart of fruit country. Dowagiac has much Victorian charm and many fine and stately older homes as well as a thriving downtown voted one of three best small down towns in Michigan! Only 100 miles to Chicago, 20 miles from Lake Michigan and less than 30 minutes from the University of Notre Dame. Is a popular vacation area within this fruit and wine producing area. Also home to Southwestern Michigan College.

Archived in June, 2012

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