This Richardsonian Romanesque structure was designed by architect Almon C. Varney in 1888 for George W. Loomer. The building originally had an insured value of $4,300, a sizeable sum in 1888. It has been converted from a single-family home to apartments, but the exterior has not been changed.
The exterior of this home features a two-story turret with a conical roof and an arched porch. The massive stone basement lifts the house a full meter in to the air. The home is directly adjacent to the Mulford T. Hunter House; the two are the only remaining buildings from the 19th century in what was at the time one of Detroit's most fashionable areas.