Victorian House - Bellaire, Michigan

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    The 1895 Richardi house in Bellaire, Michigan is now the "Grand Victorian" bed & breakfast. This is the outstanding house of the town. Bellaire had a population of only 1,164 people in the 2000 Census.

    The original owner, Henry Richardi, had the house built in anticipation of moving in after he got married. The house even had DC electric power supplied from the factory that he owned nearby; this was in 1895! Unfortunately, for unknown reasons the marriage never took place and he sold the house.

    The home had numerous owners from 1895 to 1989. In 1989 the home was converted into a B&B. As such it was selected by American Historic Inns 2006 as one of the nation’s 'Top 10 Romantic Inns'.

    The house is located at 402 North Bridge Street.

    Lady Havisham, jeff lamb, and 86 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. nate'sgirl 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called historic porch gingerbread & millwork, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      that is a HOUSE! wow. slobbering on keyboard!

    2. zzazazz 80 months ago | reply

      This picture would be perfect for the Antrim County group I just started.

    3. I.dream.of.ireland 78 months ago | reply

      this is GORGEOUS! the best looking victorian ive seen in a while!

    4. neshachan 76 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Houses with Towers, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group, please! :)

    5. shila.wilson 75 months ago | reply

      Glorious house!

    6. askmikee [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      What an incredible house. Nice pic

    7. snow41 71 months ago | reply

      Like a fancy birthday cake. This is delicious. Seen in Victorian style homes.

    8. London Fog Photographer 55 months ago | reply

      awe! What a gorgeous house!

    9. gvkenna 48 months ago | reply

      Hi DeccoJim - we are the proud owners of the Grand Victorian. For more on this award-winning home, check out the 'recognitions' page on website I'm not trying to sneak in a link here, only marveling at the comments and suggesting where to get more info on this fabulous painted lady.

    10. DecoJim 48 months ago | reply

      Thanks for leaving the comment. I did check out your website. Fascinating history to the place. It appears you have done an excellent job keeping the place up. By the way this image of your B&B is the single most viewed of my 1000+ photographs.

    11. thetravelbug2012 21 months ago | reply

      Fabulous looking house. Bet it has an interesting internal layout.

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    12. tashalb 21 months ago | reply

      I lke dublex home . great

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