The historic Kizer House is a standout in South Bend’s National Register-listed West Washington Street Historic District, located on a busy corridor with many cultural attractions. Following exterior restoration by Indiana Landmarks, the property is now ready for a buyer to transform the interior.
The Romanesque Revival-style home includes over 7,200 square feet on three floors, with a full, unfinished basement. The main level features a large parlor with fireplace and grand staircase (second stairway in back), sitting room, living room, office, half bath, and kitchen with huge pantry and dumbwaiter. The second level features 5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The third level is currently split into three, 1-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. No load-bearing walls on the third level; all walls could be removed to create a formal ballroom! The basement has been separated into multiple rooms and has individual electrical breaker boxes (one for each unit). The restored garage accommodates three cars on the main level, and includes a full unfinished basement and an approximately 1,000-square feet, 2-bedroom apartment on the second floor. The property is zoned for mixed use.
The property will be sold with Indiana Landmarks’ protective covenants to ensure its long-term preservation.