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$2M estate with solar farm close to downtown airport


GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, MI – Tucked into the rolling hills between Ada and Grand Rapids, the all-brick Georgian Colonial at 6410 Bradford Street NE offers a countryside refuge that’s less than 15 minutes from downtown and the airport.

The grounds of the 10-acre estate include mature trees and an array of solar panels which supply most of the home’s electrical power needs.

Longtime owners John and Nancy Kennedy recently listed the property for $1.995 million with Tim Anders of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.

The spacious patio behind the house also includes a 20-foot- by 40-foot in-ground swimming pool by Garter. The 10-acre parcel includes paved walking paths that lead into the wooded surroundings.

The 7-bedroom house with nearly 10,000 square feet of living space offers the height of executive convenience.

Built in 1983, the Kennedys have kept the property up to date through the years, expanding the footprint and adding a one-bedroom wing with its own kitchen facilities and two-stall garage for relatives, guests or nanny.

The front door opens to a two-story foyer with a classic winding staircase and crystal chandelier. The entrance opens to a crystal chandeliered dining room with white picture-frame molding and one of six fireplaces found in the home.

A great room with quarter-sawn white oak flooring includes a kitchen with cherry cabinets, high-end appliances and a 38-inch-high island that overlooks an informal dining area and connects to a richly carpeted living room.

The main floor also includes a more formal parlor with a grand piano and wet bar that’s big enough to entertain large gatherings.

On the second level, the master suite includes a bright sunroom with a cottage-style beaded panel ceiling and ceramic tile flooring and an outdoor sun deck.

The walk-in closets lead to a master bath and second floor laundry room designed to keep clothes on the same floor as the bedrooms.

Four other bedrooms on the second floor include two bedroom suites and one shared bathroom.

On the lower level, there’s a family room with a billiards table and a pull-down screen for watching movies. The lower level includes a bedroom and home office area.

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