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  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Full Bath
  • 3 Half Bath
  • 8,774 SqFt
  • MLS# 20221057362
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One of Detroit’s prestigious and historical estates originally built for the former owner’s family of the Detroit Tigers in 1925, Walter Owen “Spike” Briggs Jr. & commonly known as the ‘Briggs Mansion.” This handsome Tudor estate was designed by architect Clarence E. Day and shows off 9,000+ Sq. Ft & resides in desirable Palmer Woods on almost an acre of expansive lawns. The grounds feature manicured landscapes, ornate iron light fixtures, trellis covered walkways, limestone brickwork, and marble patios off of the main living rooms. Affluent details & handcrafted beautifiers were preserved to create attractive living quarters w/ incomparable quality & workmanship. Elegant mahogany wood paneled walls & woodworking of the time-period are evident. Wood floors throughout the home carry different patterns such as wide plank hardwood, herringbone, and parquet. Inset stained glass windows cast light from the exteriors of the home. Grand staircase accenting the two-story foyer and iron railings w/ a center focal pointed chandelier. Behind every hand carved woodwork door, your imagination runs wild. Living room w/ limestone roaring fireplace is center to entry. Summer room w/ Flint Faience tile overlooking the south, west, and north landscape. Den in pristine shape w/ fireplace amenities and hidden storage. Oversized dining room w/ butler’s pantry to serve as a secondary prep kitchen. Breakfast room w/ exterior access to the yard allows for morning coffees. Primary suite is situated to have multiple dressing areas, sitting rooms, and private studies. Accommodations include 7 bedrooms 6 full baths and 3 half baths. 3rd floor is fully equipped w/ two beds, 1 bath, cedar closets, and oversized attic space with generous ceiling height large enough for an in-home theater/entertaining room. Three car garage w/ private entry carriage house emphasizing one bed, one bath, living area, and kitchen. Original plaster work restored to its era and 97-year-old original slate roof reconditioned to its youth.

Property Information

Status
Pending 
Address
1701 Balmoral Drive 
City
Detroit 
Zip
48203 
County
Wayne 
Township
Detroit 
Possession
Negotiable 
Property Type
Residential
Listing Date
11/15/2022 
Subdivision
Palmer Woods (plats) 
Total Finished SqFt
10,574 
Lower Finished SqFt
1,800 
Above Grade SqFt
8,774 
Garage
3.5 
Garage Desc.
Detached, Electricity, Heated, Workshop 
Water
Public (Municipal)
Sewer
Public Sewer (Sewer-Sanitary)
Year Built
1925 
Architecture
3 Story 
Home Style
Historic, Tudor 

School Information

School District
Detroit 

Taxes

Summer Taxes
$28,291 
Winter Taxes
$714 
Association Fee
$495 

Rooms and Land

ButlersPantry
7.00X17.00 1st Floor
Breakfast Nook/Room-1
11.00X13.00 1st Floor
Bath - Full-3
6.00X9.00 2nd Floor
Kitchen
14.00X17.00 1st Floor
Other
16.00X21.00 Lower Floor
Other2
16.00X24.00 Lower Floor
Other3
9.00X20.00 Lower Floor
Laundry
22.00X20.00 Lower Floor
Lavatory2
3.00X8.00 Lower Floor
Lavatory3
3.00X10.00 Lower Floor
Other-3
6.00X8.00 Lower Floor
Rec
12.00X14.00 Lower Floor
Family
19.00X30.00 Lower Floor
Flex Room
11.00X15.00 Lower Floor
Bedroom2
14.00X12.00 3rd Floor
Bath2
7.00X9.00 3rd Floor
Bedroom3
15.00X13.00 3rd Floor
Bedroom4
13.00X12.00 2nd Floor
Bath - Dual Entry Full
7.00X8.00 2nd Floor
Bedroom5
13.00X19.00 2nd Floor
Other-4
9.00X15.00 2nd Floor
Bath3
8.00X8.00 2nd Floor
Bedroom6
15.00X15.00 2nd Floor
Bath - Primary
11.00X13.00 2nd Floor
Bedroom - Primary
15.00X19.00 2nd Floor
Other-5
17.00X12.00 2nd Floor
Bath - Full-2
5.00X7.00 2nd Floor
Bedroom7
14.00X13.00 2nd Floor
Bath - Lav-2
7.00X4.00 1st Floor
Three Season Room
13.00X10.00 1st Floor
Four Season Room
15.00X13.00 1st Floor
GreatRoom
19.00X30.00 1st Floor
Library (Study)
13.00X16.00 1st Floor
Dining
15.00X18.00 1st Floor
Breakfast
10.00X17.00 1st Floor
Basement
Partially Finished 
Heating
Hot Water, Natural Gas 
Acreage
0.77 
Lot Dimensions
230.00 x 146.00 

Features

Fireplace Desc.
Basement, Great Room, Library, Other 
Exterior Materials
Brick 

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Property History
MLS Number New Status Previous Status Activity Date New List Price Previous List Price Sold Price DOM
20221057362 Pending Contingency Jan 10 2023 2:05PM 48
20221057362 Contingency Active Jan 2 2023 3:05PM 48
20221057362 Dec 27 2022 1:36PM $995,000 $1,095,000 48
20221057362 Active Coming Soon Nov 17 2022 2:16AM 48
20221057362 Coming Soon Nov 15 2022 6:07PM $1,095,000 48
219026903 Expired Withdrawn Feb 1 2020 2:20AM 278
219026903 Withdrawn Active Dec 31 2019 2:12PM 278
219026903 Aug 22 2019 2:16PM $809,000 $899,000 278
219026903 Jun 26 2019 10:15AM $899,000 $949,000 278
219026903 Active Mar 28 2019 11:52AM $949,000 278
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Listing Courtesy of @properties Christie'S Int'L R.e. Birmingham
(248) 850-8632
Office Address 400 S Old Woodward Ave Ste 100

1701 Balmoral Drive Detroit
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$995,000
For Sale • Bed: 7 • Bath: 6/3