Detroit Prohibition-era home has speakeasy, indoor boat well

In Detroit, on the banks of the Detroit  River, stands a majestic mansion built during Prohibition and still has the speakeasy to prove it inside the $1.2 million home.

On Detroit's Grayhaven Island, history remains. Built into a canal of the Detroit River, the island was once home to several mansions inside the gated community on Grayhaven Island. Now, a few remain including the Dossin Mansion/Estate.

The Spanish style mission was built on the banks of the Detroit River canal in 1929. It comes with an indoor boat well and a speakeasy in the basement. It's likely that both of those features came in handy until 1933 when prohibition was still in place.

Today, the 3,800 square foot mansion still has the historic styling both outside and inside. It has four bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a two-car garage, and 150 feet on the canal. It also has modern amenities like central air, dishwasher, and a disposal.

The Dossin home is on the market for a cool $1.5 million but according to realtor Joe Van Esley, this home would be worth much more in a larger city.

"I'm sure if this house was in Chicago or New York, it would be worth $3.5 to 4 million," Van Esley told FOX 2.

Take a look through the pictures for yourself to see the piece of Detroit history.

Click here for more details on the home from Van Esley Real Estate

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