This historic estate is located at 290 Provencal Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI and is on the market for $2.1 million. It was photographed by HOTR reader Barney. Here’s his summary on the home:
Hi Everyone, Barney Nowicki here with a gorgeous, local treat for all of you that I photographed extensively for one of southeastern Michigan’s most successful, accomplished & well-known Agents who sells for a Sotheby’s luxury affiliate brokerage. The Walker House was built in 1935 for a descendant of Hiram Walker, the creator of Canadian Club Whiskey. While having been built shortly after the heyday of all of Grosse Pointe’s (there are five separate areas, referred to as Grosse Pointe Woods, Shores, Farms, City and Park) mansion “booms”, it is nonetheless every iota as magnificent as all those built before it. . While it’s not (in my passionate opinion, as you all know) a ridiculously oversized, sideshow monstrosity with its own airport, ocean, mountain, water park, ice rink, garage that holds 169 cars & whatever else we see all too often in the world of “luxury” real estate nowadays, it is an authentically impeccable example of a TRUE English Country Estate. It has over 15k square feet, with 7 bedrooms, 11 full & 4 half baths and is on 4.132 acres. It (naturally) has the genuine, classic materials that a home of its stature had from the pre-war era and EVERY one of them was used to phenomenal effect. I shot the house over two days with the great help of Mrs. Homeowner who was a delight to work with, very personable and fun, too. It obviously needs a new kitchen, etc., but the estate’s value being on one of the Midwest’s most desirable, prestigious & private roads is truly astounding. Since the early 1920’s, Provencal Road has been home to generations well-known names including the Fords, Walkers and a myriad of other founders’ families of Detroit. Magnificently well-cared for, it sits directly across from the historic & equally stunning Country Club of Detroit golf course with views that go almost forever, making for a setting that you’d be extremely hard pressed to find in a new build, in southeastern Michigan, TRUST me. I took 52 pics of 290 which is a lot more than any home for sale on Provencal……hope you guys like it! Remember though, it’s NOT one of the former buildings I mentioned above, so look at it through the eyes of a TRULY historic, classic house to call a REAL home, thanks!
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