This custom $649k home in Grosse Ile has a fabulous conversation pit


Meet us in the conversation pit.

No, that's not a threat or come-on (0r is it?) — it's just one of the many things you could say to someone if you lived in this newly listed home in Grosse Ile, which sits on a private 3.7-acre plot of nature preserve.

Erected in 1979, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom custom-built home occupies 4,672 square feet of wide-open weirdness — and we're totally here for it. Sure, it has a distinct architectural design on the outside but the real treasures are inside. With hints of late-'70s design goodness throughout, including wet bar service between the dining areas, this home has what retro-lovers dream of — a friggin' conversation pit. The living room was converted to a music room and library, and the family room boasts high ceilings and a sunken cushioned and carpeted conversation pit surrounding a statement fireplace. Want to look down upon your conversation pit kingdom? You can do that from the open loft area above.

The home's master suite comes with a gas fireplace to keep things steamy, as well as a full bath, dressing area, and two full walk-in closets. There are also two laundry areas, one of which is in the basement which offers a workshop, storage, and a wine closet — you know, for wining and dining in the conversation pit.

This home is listed by Jan Smith of Island Realty.