Victorian House - Bellaire, Michigan

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.

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  • nate'sgirl 8y

    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!
  • Ed McDonald 8y

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

    www.flickr.com/groups/antrim/
  • Erin 8y

    this is GORGEOUS! the best looking victorian ive seen in a while!
  • neshachan PRO 8y

    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! :)
  • raymanretro 8y

    Fantastic photo! Donnie/ teapottreasure.blogspot.com/
  • shila wilson 8y

    Glorious house!
  • Chauncy.Primm 8y

    awestruck.
  • askmikee 7y

    What an incredible house. Nice pic
  • Clark Westfield 7y

    extraordinary!
  • snow41 PRO 7y

    Like a fancy birthday cake. This is delicious. Seen in Victorian style homes.
  • aeroslipton PRO 6y

    Damn! wow...
  • Martine Sansoucy 6y

    awe! What a gorgeous house!
  • andrea mcbride 5y

    amazing house
  • gvkenna 5y

    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 grandvictorian.com. 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.
  • Jim Garrett 5y

    gvkenna:
    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.
  • thetravelbug2012 3y

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

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    I lke dublex home . great
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  • Proz@k! PRO 1y

    Waiting for Mork and Mindy!
  • Tony Marsico 10mo

    There was a very similar house,probably same architect, even painted the same color but with a Porte Coshear or whatever they call a covered driveway to the right of the house. The house is in Elgin Illinois, not far from the turnpike next to the motel I stayed in when I was there.
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