Bob Seger’s 30,000 Square Foot Michigan Mega-Mansion

Musician Bob Seger is in the process of building a 30,000 square foot mega-mansion on Laplaya Lane in West Bloomfield, MI. The home is being built by Thomas Sebold and Associates and is being designed by Dominick Tringali Architects.

*Thanks to an anonymous reader for all of the awesome info!!!

HERE IS MORE INFO ON THE HOME:

The property is 3 acres. It had a home that previously stood there, but it burnt down back in 2006. Bob bought it for $1.2 million after there was a battle with the state of Michigan with the previous owner about his property taxes in order to determine if they were homestead or not. Once the home is complete, they will tear down the home adjacent to the mansion that they are currently living in and have been living in for the last 20 years.  which means they will have a 500 foot all-sports  lake frontage on upper straights lake.

The Segers recently filed for a 365′ long retaining wall along their whole property with the state of Michigan.

HERE IS WHAT THE HOME WILL BOAST:

The property has an original 3 car carriage house that was built in 1925 and restored this year to feature a music studio above the garage. The home is about 30,000 square feet and will boast (2) 4 car garages, with a guest suite studio on top of one, and a 2 bedroom maids quarters apartment for their live in maid and nanny, separate golf cart garage with attached trash/recycling room, huge mud room, gourmet kitchen with butlers pantry/catering area, hers office, 2 elevators, 2 story double bridal staircase foyer and great room, first floor her master suite which is attached to a second floor, his master suite directly above, (together they have their own 2 story closet and own elevator for the suite), 2 story library, 2 suites for their 2 kids, and a guest suite on the third level, with a observation lounge on the 4th level, the kids have a playroom/lounge, and in the lower level, there is a screening room, full gourmet kitchen, golf simulator, separate putting green, gaming room, memorabilia room, ample storage rooms, wrapping room, a reverse osmosis (water filtration) room that is almost 500 square feet,  a huge exercise room, 4 laundry rooms, 8 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, a whole bay for dumpsters and a generator that is the size of a hummer and 12 air conditioner units.

28 comments

  1. Nice exterior, sounds like a good interior. You rarely see a aging rock star that has a home with a nice interior though, so it’d be interesting to see what it looks like though I doubt we’ll get the opportunity.

  2. Well, THIS “HOUSE” and it’s owners behavior are literally enough to SHUT ME UP, and that’s a Damn Hard thing to do! I CAN’T believe this house REALLY BELONGS to Bob Seger, because, if you guys grew up here in metro-Detroit, and listened to Seger and followed his career as much as I have, you wouldn’t be able to believe it either.

    His (and his wifes, possibly) behavior in building this HUUUUGE mansion, at his age of 65 years old NO less, in comparison with how he’s always marketed his public persona is literally mind-boggling. He always presented himself as a no-frills, Michigan born & bred Classic, Hard Rocker….”a man of the people”, ya’ might say. And, while naturally, that’s never meant that he had to always live in a dump, like a low-income, white-trash rocker all his life, I’m still astounded that he’s swung SO FAR to the opposite side of ridiculous-show-of-material wealth. And, this of course, is just my opinon…..he can do whatever the Hell he wants to with his money, but I have to say that I’m really bummed out that Seger’s obviously gone the traditional “BERSERK-materialistic-monster” route with this “house”. I mean, the man is SIXTY-FIVE years old, and I just can’t believe that he is, at his core, just another guy who’s built an absurdly monstrous house for his ego, that he’ll never legitimately & fully utilize even HALF of. And Kenny, I read your description of all the dozens of different rooms the place has, and I dont’ know if it’s actually got a “Nanny’s” room ’cause his kids are in their mid-to-late 20’s :-) SIGHHHHHHHH…..SORRY, I had to get all that out. There goes another (obviously) extremely well-crafted, but totally fake “persona” of a “just another guy” classic rocker up in smoke. HOW money changes people, I’ll tell ya’…………….

    • Barney, the kids are 14 and 16 years old, every space is to be utilized by te family, he is a humble guy, and every space has it’s own intentions, He built this house for his family, not just for his ego, I think you along with many people misconceptualize what money does to people, he gives to charity, he does his part in the community, and he decided to build a home that would suit him and his family. The guy still makes music, he’s been in te studio lately, and he’s on tour right now, as long as he’s making money, there’s nothing to be “astounded” about. He always has parties with many people at his house, so this house would suit his lifestyle all day….. I know the kids personally, so I know what this house is all about

      • Well, good for you Seth….you’re obviously a personal acquaintance. But, as I mature, my distaste for your average, extremely-rich-Americans show of their wealth all too often leaves me with a pretty bad taste in my mouth. And I was born & raised in Grosse Pointe Shores, so at the risk of sounding like a snob, I am no stranger to privileged lifestyles. In no way did I mean to single out Seger, but only spoke as I did because the post was about his new mansion. I’m referring to ALL people who build what I consider to be absurdly huge homes for their families. And no amount of rebuttal, opinion or explanation from anyone is going to convince me that any family of FOUR is going to even semi-legitimately utilize thirty THOUSAND square feet. I do not begrudge ANYone success, money, houses, material accumulations, cars, etc., etc., etc., but what I do know something about is the TASTEFUL and (in this day & age) what can only be called non-obnoxious displays of their money. Money, in and of its own, is never the true root of all evil, but the wanton waste of it is an evil, all too often…..the history of the human race categorically proves that.

        • you don’t make sense man, you don’t know their family, you don’t know that their not going to use that space. Spare me, i didn’t say you don’t come from money and you don’t know what your talking about. people who build these houses don’t do it to show off, they do it to build a home for their family, and what suits their family. it

          • While Seger may be a very humble guy that DID build this house for his family, you are woefully incorrect to suggest that most people building such large homes build them for their families. The very fact that so many of them are on the market within 5 years of being built proves they are hardly anything more than a showoff/look how much money I have homage to the owner’s ego. This house of Seger’s–maybe not. I’m sure it will be very basic on the inside, not a ton of marble and gold leaf. But don’t use this as a template for many of the other homes on Kenny’s blog.

          • Since I’m voicing my opinion, there’s absolutely no need for me to make what you consider “sense”. And I’m not saying that you insulted me….nothing of the sort crossed my mind at all. How about we just agree to disagree? Nothing you can say will EVER change my mind to suddenly think THIRTY THOUSAND SQUARE FEET is justifiable for ANY family of FOUR, period. What very wealthy people do with their own money is completely their affair. Gee, I wonder if everyone with the money to build a house this huge, with a family of FOUR, could somehow suffer through daily life with ONLY, let’s say, 12, or 15 or maybe, 20 THOUSAND square feet?

  3. Funny the floor plan shows the main hiouse to be just 21,000+ Sq Ft.

    6,000+ on the ground floor, 8,000+ on the first floor and 6,000+ on the second.

    I guess the 30,000 Sq Ft must be everying that is under roof and not just the house.

  4. And KEV….you’re COMPLETELY right….way too many of these behemoths do seem to end up on the market within 5 to 10 years of being built just because of the reasons you stated. And, some on this blog think that I’m a negative downer ’cause I mention how uselessly huge I think most of the homes are here, but I’m HONESTLY not. Yes, lots of them are really beautiful, and some DROP DEAD gorgeous, and I really do love certain ones. Also, I can totally understand anyone who’s got the money to have a home that’s IN REALITY, maybe two or so times bigger than they’ll ever really use. But, NO ONE can tell me that these gargantuan homes built today by multimillion and billionaires are honestly ever truly justified for everyday life, period. My personal motto is that Genuine Class is immediately identified by suitable, BUT REASONABLY large and luxurious proportion and SUBTLEY, NOT blatant excess and a purposeful, outward display of wealth.

  5. The current house that he has been in for 20 years isn’t exactly a dump.

    http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/bob-segers-home/view/?service=1

  6. Shame on whoever supplied this information. It’s obviously someone who is earning a living on this project. I can only hope I find out who it is. Thanks for helping me to protect my children by putting the street and location, you have NO idea. I hate that I feel I have to explain and defend myself and my family, but I do. Whoever gave the description is off on many things. The house is not 30,000 square feet and I won’t even go into all the other misinformation. And who is anybody to say what rooms are used for what. Could they be for a future elderly parent? Could someone have a large family that comes to stay for long periods of time? Could this be something that someone worked very hard for and looks at it like a once in a lifetime dream and something that will be passed down through generations? Could it be someone who is investing in Michigan and planning on staying here when they could go anywhere? Could it be someone who looks at it like it’s giving a lot of people jobs? It could be all of that and it is. Barney, how dare you say he built this house for his ego? How can you know that, you can’t and therefore you should keep your suppositions to yourself, as they couldn’t be more inaccurate. We had a nanny for 3 months when on a tour in 1996. Other than that we have done it all on our own. He takes his kids to the bus stop, he’s never missed a marching band performance, a gymnastics class, a school choir performance, his daughter cheerleading and on and on. He’s generous and charitable in ways that you’ll never know about because he doesn’t want you to. He doesn’t do it for the recognition. He does it because he’s a big hearted man and if he wants to build the house of his dreams, so what? He’s a great husband and father and I must defend him when I read such ignorance. Again, thanks to the person who supplied this info. We’re just two people trying to raise good, responsible kids in a normal atmosphere and we don’t need you putting our business out there. What a shame! Get a life and get over the fact that your working on Bob Seger’s house. I hope he never sees this, he would be crushed.

    • you are completly right. i give the man tons of props on staying in michigan and doing good things in the community. he has lived here all his life and i dont see him moving in 5 years. do your thing bullet bob. keep michigan alive.

    • Silver Bullet Band Fan

      Well said “Somebody”! I stumbled across this site when reading about someone who was arrested for stealing some items from the Seger’s home. I too share your concerns about protecting children and listing the address was asinine. Bob and his family can build whatever they want, it’s their dream and their money. Good for them! Bob has never been the type to flaunt his celebrity or success. Seems to me that the Seger’s have gone out of their way to stay true to their roots and to raise their family the same way. Kudos to Bob & Mrs. Seger for that! People should be celebrating this man’s career and the fact that he CHOOSES to live in Michigan. He could live ANYWHERE in the world! I’m thrilled to read from “Somebody’s” post that Bob is as great a person as his fans know! If the house does have a studio, I hope Bob continues to create great music! God bless and Rock On!

  7. I take issue to not only Barney’s comments, but the entire nature and personal intrusion of this article. It defies the basics of common sense and ethics to reveal such personal information, as well as home location!!

    I cannot think of any better role model in the musical world than Bob Seger. This man earned every penny of his success. He toured incessantly year after year on an unusually long path to success, pouring his heart and soul into sparsely attended performances in piss-puddled road houses, earning every devotee and fan along the way. He split tour monies evenly with band members (almost unheard of in this business), and traveled in station wagons and broken down Winnebagos, refusing the temptation of big record company tour subsidy dollars so that his artistic vision would not be compromised by debt to record companies.

    In the ’70s when Seger was headlining a record string of seven or eight performances at Pine Knob, Seger himself rebeled and wrangled with that venue when he learned that they intended to raise the price of parking for his shows. The parking price was not raised.

    “Old Time Rock And Roll” is one of the most successful songs of all time, second in juke box plays only to Patsy Cline. Seger refused songwriting credit and publishing royalties on that song despite the fact that the credited writers only wrote the song’s chorus and musical track. By doing so, Seger took literally millions of dollars from his pocket and put it into that of the credited writers.

    Though Seger’s last two tours were top earning tours for those years, Seger kept the ticket prices generally well below the average of the other top earning tours during that time.

    I also find troubling the notion that in order to remain true to their ideals as a songwriter, that that writer must remain in the circumstances from which they write and creatively observe. Seger has never worked the blue collar theme self consciously into his songs as other writers have done, or used it as a means of marketing. But rather it is intrinsically present in what he creates because it is ingrained in him. Seger is a witness to our times. Good and bad, and reflects this back to his audiences with a voice and wisdom that reaches their souls. We should ask nothing more of our heroes.

    Ken Settle

  8. It’s a shame there are people who think they have the right to invade another person’s privacy for their own gain. I hope the Seger’s find out who released this info. Bob has always been good to those around him, and has been taken advantage of his generosity. Bob is a class act, as is the whole band, and I’m sure he’ll handle this with class. Shame on whoever did this!

  9. 2 things are wrong here……..one on each side.

    This is America. He can do what he wants. If I was rich I would also have a huge house………who cares.

    Don’t say he is building the house because he needs the room for his family….that is just a cover up of bulshit. Nobody needs that big of a house for their family. What?……….every single frinking relative is moving in.

    Build what you want………don’t make up bullshit lies to cover it up.

  10. Get Real: Who are you to say that Bob is covering up or lying? Do you know the circumstances behind why they built this house? Are you personally acquainted with the Seger family? None of this is your business or anyone elses for that matter. This is obviously the family’s dream home where they will retire to. Most of us are going to work hard for very little for many years until our retirement. So why not enjoy the fruits of your labor while you’re still here? Best regards to the Seger family and I hope you enjoy your new home. My apologies for the privacy intrusion and nibnosing comments by others. P.S. Thanks for the many years of great music.

  11. Bob Seger can do what he wants with his own money. It’s a shame his personal business was invaded and put on the internet like this.

  12. I used this name because Seger does ROCK and always will in my book.
    I really think it’s horrible to have someone WORKING FOR you and then back stab you with an invasion of privacy, using unkind words or half truths. Either way, I personally don’t care what the Seger family builds, what their their assets are, who lives with them etc. All of it belongs to them. It is THEIR life to do as they please with whatever they have. Who has the right to destroy any of it? A true Seger fan would say: “C’est la vie”, and “Turn The Page”
    More power to you, “Seger family” and enjoy your life as you see fit.

    Someone Says, I am so glad you responded to this. Loved everything you had to say. I commend you for getting right on it. I agree that Bob Seger would be crushed, to find out any of this. SHAME on you, whoever you are. I sure wouldn’t want you as a friend.
    One comment though, As far as your address, that is public knowledge, that can be found that on the internet, unfortunately. It’s still a damn shame, that anyone would go through the trouble to post it here.
    Thanks to Ken Settle for his reply. It was most honest and favorable and done with sincerity. NEVER, doubt his friendship.
    To the rest of you, get a life of your own, and leave the Seger’s alone.
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T their privacy!
    BTW, Thanks for the great music that has been in my life since the 60’s.
    Bob Seger U R #1 .

  13. I wish people like Seth; arrogantly opinionated would stay off sites like this. I think Seger is a family man. A true American rocker who remained true to his heritage & hometown. I think he deserves to spoil himself, his children and his future grandchildren. He has worked his butt off all these years and its his time to relax and enjoy life. I have gone to his last few shows, and man does he still know how to put on a show! I grew up on Seger and will always be a big supporter of this amazing artist.

    <3 Antonia

  14. nice dream home but if someones opinion is conspicuous consumption then that’s their opinion just like the house is supposedly Bob and families dream house. why so much anger and hostility. if they lived next door for twenty years then where they live probably isn’t a secret.

  15. For the record Sam is 16 and Cole is 18.
    I Bob and Nita and they are nice people.
    They have the money let them build the house.
    What are they suppose to do keep the money and die with it?

  16. Wow, Barney, or whatever your name might be, maybe you are the one who leaked this info after all? You might be from Gross Pointe and came from family money but you obviously didn’t have a family to raise you well. You have a lot of anger and hostility inside you and obviously against people that are successful and have a happy family. I actually feel sad for you because you can’t say anything bad about such a person like Bob or his family. And your comment “wifes, possible” is so stupid and ignorant! He adores and respects his wife and children, just like he adores and respects people! And for you to say all these things about a man you don’t even know it just shows who you are inside. I hope you get help and get better because you are a very sad man inside. You should apologize on this site for your rude comments. If you have the balls!

  17. Where or not that for some unforseen reason this house comes on the market for sale in 5 years is irrealavant. He has worked hard and deserves to live in a dumpster if that is what the man chooses.

  18. Barney,

    I live on this lake, its nice to see such a beautiful piece of property and beautiful home. Believe me his is not the biggest home on this lake.

    To throw stone’s not because of what he is building and but because he is B Seger, is so wrong. You sould see some of the other homes,

    Would you say the same about Joe Smo, if he built this dream home? I doubt it.

    He has built a home for his family and their future, not yours.

    I dont know th family personnally, but can say without a doubt they support the area. Thanks B, Seger for suppoorting the area, the music and the memories.

  19. I have to agree with Don, I also have an interest in this lake and live in the area – we always hear stories of Bob being in local businesses, making no fuss about himself. I have been told he frequently is out fishing on the lake – I’ve not personally seen him, but I don’t go around spying on the fishermen either. He and his family sponsor events on the lake that need funding, even when he goes in the local McDonald’s, the owner asks if he would rather sit in a back room but Bob declines and says no one bothers him.

    He has been in the area for a long time and he isn’t going anywhere. They were doing more work on the house last summer – I thought an expansion but maybe not. It is a beautiful property and as said above, certainly not an exception on this lake.

  20. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!!!!!!! THESE HOUSES ARE DISGUSTING, REVOLTING AND PUKE INDUCING, HIDEOUSLY OSTENTATIOUS, AMERICAN GARISH DISPLAYS OF WEALTH. PSYCHOTIC, CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION ON A SCALE THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO DESCRIBE.

  21. Wow! Some people need to get a life.

    I am glad every one I have met from Michigan is not like Barn. I have never read a bad thing about Bob. His family (wife) handled this well …. I do not know how some celebrities handle the unwanted scrutiny.

    Yes, I am a huge BSeger fan. And just as recent as April I flew up from Texas to see him in Detroit, then unexpectedly, I got tickets and went to the Buffalo show. He is a great act, but more important a class act including his values toward family, music, and the area he grew up in.

    Long live rock and long live Bob Seger. (Like it or not, Barney:-)) lol

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