5 Beds
4, 2 half Baths
4,488 SqFt
0.96 Acre Lot
41,904 Sqft Lot

Property Map

$975,000 – 345 Plymouth Avenue Se, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Street View

Courtesy of Keller Williams GR North, Katie E Karczewski.


Located in the Heart of the East Grand Rapids Community, this home was built in 1907. This Tudor style architecture was originally designed by European-trained architects; and, this home certainly feels very European inside. It was built with solid masonry and elaborate decorative stone and brickwork. The interior has beautiful leaded windows and detailed turn-of-the-century woodwork. Sited on an acre of property with century old trees, manicured lawn and gardens. The newly poured sidewalk leads you to the formal entrance of the home. Once inside, the 12 ft. ceilings create a spatial feeling throughout the main floor. The formal living room centered around a stone fireplace, also accommodates two additional conversation areas–ideal for entertaining. A perfectly sized bay window featuring all of the original paned glass and transoms host the formal writing table. A few steps down the hallway will find you in the formal dining room. The coffered ceilings are magnificent and beautifully maintained. The entire room offers an elegant atmosphere with raised wood paneling. You can just imagine the conversations that created history surrounding our country were established at this table. Original french doors open to the private screened porch. An airy spot, to converse and share meals from spring through fall; this quite spot is also a welcome retreat during the hot summer days. Towards the back of the home, you will find a highly functional and utilitarian kitchen, which overlooks the park like setting of the yard. This home offers approximately 5,000 sq.ft. above grade, plus the lower level with large spaces for storage and a functional play area. Five bedroomsâ”all with ample closet spaceâ”and four full and two half baths complete the second and third floors. The master bedroom is ensuite with its own unique tiled bathroom. This home offers plenty of space for a family large and/or smaller. This really is a perfect place with floor plan, size of rooms, flow, and wonderful space to allow for personal preferential styles of living. An elegant home on a magnificent lot within walking distance to all the good energy of Gas Light Village, Schools and Reeds Lake. This is a home that is filled with history. President Jerry Ford was first recruited to run for Congress in the raised wood paneled dining room by John Martin, former owner of the property. It was John’s daughter, Gillian Martin who married Ted Sorensen, JFK’s speechwriter who coined the famous words: ”Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” The wedding took place at Fountain Street Church. The current family was very involved with the political and civic life of Grand Rapids, hosting numerous gatherings supporting their favored candidates. So many interesting conversations and gatherings took place at 345 Plymouth Road SE. This home offers tremendous opportunity for increased value with a newly adjusted price of $975,000.00.

Property Details and Features

Property Access

  • Paved

Appliances and Equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Refrigerator


  • Basement


  • 6 total bathroms
  • 4 full bathrooms
  • 2 half bathrooms
  • 4 upper floor full bathrooms
  • 1 main floor half bathroom
  • 1 lower floor half bathroom
  • Master bath level: U


  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bedrooms above grade
  • 5 upper floor bedrooms

First Bedroom

  • Master bedroom level: U

Second Bedroom

  • Second bedroom level: U

Third Bedroom

  • Third bedroom level: U

Fourth Bedroom

  • Fourth bedroom level: U

Fifth Bedroom

  • Fifth bedroom level: U


  • Built in 1907
  • 16 rooms above ground
  • Design: Tudor
  • Accessibility features: No
  • 0 upper level square feet
  • 4,488 main level square feet
  • 0 lower level finished square feet
  • 0 lower level square feet
  • 0 basement finished square feet
  • 0 basement square feet


  • Den/study level: U

Dining Room

  • Dining area level: M
  • Formal dining room level: M

Exterior Features

  • Brick


  • 1 fireplace
  • Living

Family Room

  • Family room level: M


  • Garage
  • 2


  • Scrn Porch
  • Public


  • Natural Gas
  • Hot Water


  • Breakfast Nook
  • Desk Built-In
  • Eating Area
  • Pantry
  • Kitchen level: M


  • Laundry room level: L


  • Listing ID: 18030250
  • List price: $975,000


  • 345
  • Plymouth
  • Avenue
  • SE
  • City: East Grand Rapids
  • MI
  • 49506
  • County: Kent
  • Directions: Lake Drive to Plymouth, south to home.
  • Cross streets: Wealthy & Plymouth
  • Paved
  • Public


  • 100×419 lot dimensions
  • Lot measured in acres
  • 41,904 lot square feet
  • 0 acres
  • Sidewalk
  • Wooded

Living Room

  • Living room level: M


  • Property type: A
  • Zoning: residential
  • Property subtype: Single Family Residence
  • Shrubs/Hedges

Recreation Room

  • Recreation room level: L


  • School district: East Grand Rapids


  • $11,151 annual property tax
  • Tax year: 2017


  • Public
  • Electric
  • Natural Gas
  • Public Sewer
  • Public Water
  • Storm Sewer
  • Telephone Line