My friend Dean Farris sent me a link to a 1929 historic home for sale in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, and I am ready to pack my bags and head up north! I have been pouring over each and every single one of the images, and I have watched the virtual tour more times than I care to admit. This is truly one of the most beautiful homes I have seen.
With the birth of the automobile in the early 1900s, Grosse Pointe became a preferred suburb for business executives in addition to a retreat for wealthy Detroiters, and many of the spectacular mansions remain beautifully preserved. Today we will tour one of Grosse Pointe’s most significant estates… a Georgian beauty designed by Raymond Carey and featured in the Buildings of Detroit. Featuring seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 8,630 square feet, this home was exquisitely renovated and decorated to perfection by the late designer, Daniel Clancy. And the architectural details are a prime example of why I am passionate about old homes… it is next to impossible to replicate this workmanship today.