July 20, 2016
In 2011, a stately 1926 colonial home in Flint caught the attention of Diana Phillips and her husband, Allan Griggs. But it had been abandoned for years and needed work.
“We watched it sit on the market for six months and finally bought it,” said Diana, an Ohio native who has taught physical chemistry at Kettering University since 1990. “Then we wondered what to do with it.”
An avid collector, Diana remodeled the house with Allan while picking up unique pieces that inspired literary themes. An upright dresser with a kitschy covered wagon sits in the Robbers’ Roost bedroom. A high-backed red velvet chair beckons in the Canterbury Tales bedroom. A statue of Cyrano de Bergerac hides in a hallway nook.
A little over two years later, Diana and Allan opened Knob Hill B&B – Flint’s first and only luxury bed and breakfast.
Click here to read more about Diana and her business, Knob Hill Bed & Breakfast.
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