In Grand Rapids, Michigan, $129,900 not only buys you a cute one-bedroom home with a nice kitchen & hardwood floors – but they throw in a three-manual, 32-rank, 2,300-pipe organ with a three-manual console.
Keyboard Magazine contacted Michigan Hammond B-3 organ player Jim Alfredson and he visited the house to check this thing out.
Alfredson found that the listing was legit – and he had a chance to shoot some video in the house and to try out the pipe organ:
Keyboard shared the story behind the unusual house:
The organ was originally installed by the former owner of the home, Bill Tufts. Mr. Tufts was an auto mechanic who was not a player himself, but invited organists over to give house concerts and entertain friends and neighbors
It’s a 1929 Kimball, and the console sits just outside the kitchen in a sort of small dining area, while pipes run from floor to ceiling in the spare bedrooms.
Check it out and let us know what you think of this house! And if you’re looking for a house in the midwest with a massive pipe organ, check out the listing.