This Historic Home Was Originally A Staff Residence For Edsel Ford

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The gorgeous home seen in images here is located in Grosse Pointe Shores in Michigan and was once part of the historic estate of Edsel Ford and his wife, Eleanor Ford. The historic home was a residence for staff that worked on the grounds of the main home. The historic cottage is no longer part of the Edsel Ford estate, which is very nearby.

Not only is the house associated with Edsel Ford and the Ford family estate, but it’s also designed by an architect called Albert Kahn. The same architect designed the famous home Edsel and Eleanor lived in. The home sits on 1.15 acres of land and includes landscaping and an attached two-car garage. The home was built in the Cotswold-style but is covered in brick, which is said to be atypical of the style.

The home does feature a varied roofline with dormer windows that are made of leaded glass. The historic home measures 2114 square feet, yet only has two bedrooms. It received a significant remodel in 2018 and now features a new kitchen with modern appliances, farmhouse sink, subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves, and more. The home does retain its original hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, and arched entryways between rooms.

The home is located at 1017 Lake Shore Road and is currently for sale for $689,000. Many of the windows on the side of the home feature the leaded glass seen on the dormers, and the house certainly has plenty of charm. It appears that the kitchen cabinetry is in blue with a copper-tone sink and faucet. The images don’t show the new appliances the listing brags of. The Ford family has a lot of interests outside of the automobile world. In his time, Henry Ford had a hand in developing a historic neighborhood that was once a place meant for his workers to live.

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Source: Curbed

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Nice. That’s only a staff cottage. Gee, you know the main house was spectacular. I could feel quite comfortable in that place.

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