Another big sale has closed in Boston-Edison this year. So far we’ve seen the Charles T. Fisher Mansion sell for $1.25 million and the Motown Mansion sell for $1.65 million. Now their neighbor, the stately stone Briggs Mansion, has garnered $1,035,000 at sale after listing for $1,050,000.
The house was built in 1915 for Detroit Tigers owner Walter O. Briggs, and we can daydream about the baseball history this house holds. The stone house was designed by Chittenden & Kotting and Briggs lived here until his death in 1952. Carvings of baseball players line the library’s mantle. Three built-in safes are located in the basement. The recently renovated house has eleven bedrooms, six full and three half baths, nine fireplaces, an elevator, and so much history in its 9,500 square feet. Oh, and there’s a carriage house with a separate apartment. Jason Hill at Historic Realty Detroit.