This immaculate well-maintained 5,000 square foot Queen Anne Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and remains virtually unchanged since it was built by the Kerr Family in the 1880’s. The home showcases twelve-foot ceilings, eight-foot doors, four hand carved fireplaces, exquisite woodworking and original stained glass windows. The Grand Kerr House offers one first floor and three second floor guest rooms. The first floor guest room has a private bath with the home's original marble sink and copper soaking tub. The second floor guest rooms are approximately 225 square feet each with full closets and two with electric fireplaces. The second floor bathroom area has been extended to include two private lavatories, a vanity area, and a tiled walk-in shower room with heated floor, Kohler fixtures and a dressing area. In addition to the four guest rooms, there are two 120 square foot rooms, formerly the servant's quarters, currently used for guest spa services, an additional fifth guest bedroom on the second floor, and a 1,500 square foot third floor yoga loft with a half-bath. Year 2017 updates include new steel roof, gutters, drain tile system, two air handlers with high efficiency heat pumps, exterior paint, four rebuilt chimneys, refinished original floors, new carpeting in guest rooms, remodeled guest bathrooms, and new kitchen appliances, washer and dryer. The owner's living space, located in the garden apartment, is approximately 1,000 square feet and includes a full kitchen, sauna, one bedroom and office space (that can be converted into a second bedroom). The Grand Kerr House is located in Grand Rapids, Ohio, 30 minutes southwest of Toledo on US-24 along the Maumee River. Within walking distance, visitors will find boutique shopping, excellent cuisine and day adventures that include kayaking, hiking and the chance to step back into history at a working 1800's Mill and on Railroad and Canal Rides. Just a short drive away, guests can enjoy Golfing, Wine Tasting, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Zoo & Botanical Gardens and the Hollywood Casino. This B&B has been active for three years offering four guest rooms, spa services and yoga classes. Annual income in 2018 and 2019 has averaged $30,000. Furnishings, website and professional services are negotiable with the sale. Sellers will work with new owners during the transition of ownership.
Bob and Cathy grew up in the Toledo, OH area and dated for a short time during the 60’s. After high school, they went their separate ways, completing their degrees, raising their families, and happily reconnecting 40 years later. Cathy will tell you that Bob was her first love. Bob says that their love is timeless.
Bob, an adventurer at heart, spent many years driving cross country as a household goods mover while Cathy remained close to her hometown, traveling locally and globally for work and pleasure. It is rare to meet a guest from a hometown that Bob or Cathy have not visited. In their free time, Bob and Cathy enjoy playing cards and board games and welcome the opportunity for a friendly game with guests.
Cathy’s lifelong dream has been to host a B&B and, in 2016, Bob surprised her with the gift of The Grand Kerr House. Bob and Cathy look forward to your stay!