The very thing that gave a nearly century-old home its character is what helped a fire destroy it.
The house near Grand Ledge had a lot of wood and additions which made the job a lot tougher for firefighters.
Crews were called to the home near Oneida Road before noon and spent several hours putting out hotspots.
Grand Ledge Highway was closed near Oneida Road until late Monday afternoon.
Nobody was home when the fire started and firefighters don't know what caused it.