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c. 1850 Farmhouse

Dexter, Michigan

B.W. Waite House

B.W. Waite house
B.W. Waite house
B.W. Waite began construction of his home in 1839 on 110 acres he had purchased. It was completed, in several stages, by 1862 when Waite sold the house, and the 248 acres he had by then assembled, and moved to Dexter Village.
This Landmark Residence was built prior to the Civil War (between 1838 and 1862) and has been meticulously maintained since. Elegant renovations have been sensitive to preserving the historical ambiance while providing all modern conveniences. Gourmet kitchen updates complement the original features: a raised hearth, ceiling beams. The master suite features a large updated bath with clawfoot whirlpool.

Set on five park-like acres, the home is shaded by stately catalpa and butternut trees and enhanced with decorative plantings. Short distance to I94, and 15 minutes to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.
B.W. Waite house
B.W. Waite house
The house is sited on five, parklike acres. It is approached by a beautiful, long stone walkway and steps. Professionally landscaped with rhododendron, azalea, boxwood, yew, and juniper, among other plantings. The graceful property is studded with at least 25 varieties of stately and mature trees. A prairie meadow has been planted over the septic field.
Living Room
Living Room
The meticulous home renovation in 2002 combined three existing rooms into one large living room, all now with an oak floor with walnut pegs. Four antique scroll sconces were installed as well as several large Marvin windows and a glass Marvin door. The room has a working fireplace with a wood mantle, and two large wooden beams in the ceiling.
Kitchen
Kitchen
A stunning kitchen design incorporates pre-Civil War details. The original framing beams (circa 1839) are exposed and the Roman brick floor was retained. The very large raised-hearth fireplace continues to be used for cooking
Kitchen
Kitchen
In the 2002 renovation, all new cabinets were built, accented by a black granite countertop. Antique sconces were installed. A Viking range, Asko dishwasher, Kitchen-Aide side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, and a Whitehaus fireclay farmhouse sink completed this gourmet kitchen.
Library/Study
Library/Study
The original Dexter Town library was incorporated into this library/study. In the 2002 renovation, this scholarly refuge was enhanced with floor-to-ceiling cherry bookcases on four walls and a cherry floor. A beautiful six-light antique chandelier was added, as well as five shutter-style wooden blinds.
Dining Room
Dining Room
Hand blocked wallpaper of a 19th century design adorns the walls of the very large dining room. It is highlighted by the patterned copper tin ceiling, and accented by an antique copper chandelier and antique wall sconces. A small pantry is defined by a lovely, old, floo rto ceiling cabinet with drawers,pull-out sections, and shelves. The maple floor was refinished and double-paned Marvin windows and door installed.
Study/Office
Study/Office
With a separate entrance from outside, the office is completely private from the rest of the house. Wide (up to 19") pine paneling and floors were added in the renovation, and walls were lined with bookshelves and a display rack for magazines. Double-paned Marvin windows and door were installed, bathing the room in sunlight.
Sunroom/TV room
Sunroom/TV room
Sunroom, adjoining the kitchen, is bathed in light through two walls of Marvin double-paned windows.
Master bathroom
Master bathroom
This spacious En Suite Bath was installed in 2004, with a luxurious claw foot spa bathtub, Restoration Hardware fixtures, Porcher toilet and sink, and a separate Kohler glass shower.
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,775
Unheated Sq. Ft. 300
Stories 2
Acres 5.0

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