Is your dream house an old farmhouse? I mean, a really old farmhouse? Built in 1886 and restored with craftsmanship and care, this Italianate is your dream home.

Long before Motrin, Xanax and Rogaine, Dr. William Upjohn founded his Upjohn Pill and Granule Company in Kalamazoo in 1886. The same year, James and Elizabeth Tallman built a home on their "560 acres of wild land" in Alamo Township. Just as Upjohn was sold to Pfizer then Pharmacia and Johnson & Johnson, the estate has gone through several owners but is still a stalwart part of the Kalamazoo landscape.

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath piece of real estate is 3168 square feet on 6 acres at 9286 W D Ave, Kalamazoo. Asking price is $424,900. Take a look inside and see what life was like in the year that trendsetters might be reading Robert Louis Stevenson's latest work The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while sipping a brand new carbonated beverage that would later be called Coca-Cola. The ceilings are tall with spacious rooms throughout the house, accented by large windows, many with the original glass. Great care has been taken to restore much of the original look of the house but also subtle upgrades added to make it very functional- this is no museum.

Jaqua agents Carl Phalin and Audrey DeVault have the listing and some wonderful photos of this turn of the century treasure.

A Turn of the Century Treasure

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