20769 Thorofare Road Grosse Ile Twp, MI
$ 797,500
Property Attributes
  • ID#2210064837
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyWAYNE
  • CityGrosse Ile Twp
  • AreaGrosse Ile Twp
  • Zip48138
  • StyleArt Deco,Contemporary,Historic
  • Year Built1940
  • Taxes$ 12139
  • Price$ 797,500
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage4462
  • Lot Size4.76 Acres
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Property Description

Historic waterfront home originally built by Ford Exec Ray R. Rausch. Preserved original Art Deco/Moderne accents, doors, hardware, wood & marble flooring, fireplace mantles & sculpted wet plaster. Situated on almost 5 acres, gated drive, manicured grounds w/ mature trees flanked by secluded woods, custom water features including fountain & river-fed sprinkler system, 400' frontage on the Thorofare Canal w/ partial sea wall and open water access. Restoration on boat house includes solar feed to main house. Upper level w/ stunning canal & main residence views has an open-air terrace & enclosed rec hall. Enter home from 2 car garage, grand staircases, or walk-out basement featuring glass block, wet bar, & 2 rec rooms. Ample storage on every level w/ automatic lights in cedar closets throughout. Newly updated kitchen preserved in classic design w/ 2 stainless refrigerators, stoves & dishwashers. Enclosed & open-air 2nd floor patios overlooking water. Proof of funds required for showings.

Price History
8/9/2021 Listed $825,000
9/29/2021 4% - $797,500

General Features

Basement Type Finished, Walkout Access
Construction Materials Stucco/EIFS
Cooling ENERGY STARĀ® Qualified A/C Equipment, Wall Unit(s)
Cumulative Days on Market 156
Heating Baseboard
Homestead Yes
Listing Agent Public Id 262973
Ownership Status Private Owned, Short Sale - No
Parcel Number 73014010187303
Possession Negotiable
Property Type Residential
School District Grosse Ile Twp
Sewer Sewer-Sanitary
Short Sale No
Status Active
Terms Offered Cash, Conventional, Warranty Deed
Total Sq Ft 4462
Transaction Type Sale
Warranty No
Waterfront Description Canal Front, River Access, Lake/River Priv
Year Built 1940

Interior Features

Basement Y/N Yes
Fireplace Yes
Fireplace Fuel Gas, Wood Stove
Fireplace Locations Great Room, Other
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Interior Features Cable Available, High Spd Internet Avail, Wet Bar
Kitchen Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Free-Standing Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliance(s), Washer
Total Baths 3.30

Exterior Features

Architecture Level 3 Story
Architecture Style Art Deco, Contemporary, Historic
Construction Features Platted Sub.
Exterior Features Fenced, Outside Lighting
Foundation Basement
Foundation Materials Block
Frontage Feet 455
Garage Capacity 2 Car
Garage Features Attached, Door Opener, Electricity
Garage Y/N Yes
Lot Description Splits Available, Sprinkler(s), Water View, Wooded
Lot Size Area 4.76
Lot Size Dimensions 455.70X455.00
Porch Patio, Porch - Enclosed, Terrace
Roof Material Rubber
Water Source Municipal Water
WaterFront Features Boat Facilities, Dock Facilities, Sea Wall
Waterfront Yes
Waterfront Name Thorofare Canal


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Property vs Single Family Average in 48138

AVG $720K
AVG $10,822
AVG 97
Year Built
AVG 1972

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