There is an exquisite piece of history located on the steep of West Main Hill overlooking downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. This historic work of architecture is none other than The Henderson Castle, established in 1895. The castle has been recently renovated and is under new ownership since 2011 and is open to the public. The story of this home began with Kalamazoo resident, Frank Henderson. Mr. Henderson was one of early Kalamazoo's most successful businessmen. In 1890, Mr. Henderson was ready to build his home in his new residential district. The Queen Anne style house was designed by C. A. Gombert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The $72, 000 building costs included seven baths (one with a thirteen-head shower), an elevator, a third-floor ballroom, and a hot tub on the roof (added later). The castle's exterior was constructed of Lake Superior sandstone and brick, and the interior wood included mahogany, bird's eye maple, quartered oak, birch, and American sycamore. The castle was built with 25 rooms in all and exemplified the most expensive tastes of the time. Today, Henderson Castle Boutique Inn is owned by Master French Chef, Francois Moyet, called the Jewel of Kalamazoo, and ranked the top historic inns in Michigan by AAA, the grandeur of this 11, 000-square foot Queen-Ann style mansion, sitting on 3 acres, offers an intriguing blend of architectural, artistic, antique as well as modern amenities, including wireless access for business travelers. Heated marble floors, crystal chandeliers, gorgeous leaded and stained glass windows, fiber optic accents, a sauna, steam room and rooftop hot tub make the Castle a haven in the city and a romantic dream come true.
3.2 acre lot
100 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI, 49006
Real Estate Agent Information:
REALTOR® Wellman, Jeffrey
North Harbor Real Estate