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!CLICK HERE FOR THE LISTING CLICK HERE FOR MORE PICTURES
Pine Hollow is a 7 acre estate located at 10400 S. Bayshore Drive on the beautiful shores of East Grand Traverse Bay in Elk Rapids, MI. It offers 600 feet of waterfront, natural pathways, orchard garden, barn and a tennis court. Built in 2002, the stone and timber mansion boasts approximately 15,000 square feet of living space with 11 bedrooms, 13 full and 1 half bathrooms, Glacier scraped stone floors, spacious main living areas, library, media room, wine cellar, indoor swimming pool with vaulted ceiling and skylights, catering kitchen and 12 terraces. It is listed at $13,900,000.
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This exceptional waterfront mansion is located at 4170 Peninsula Drive in Bay Harbor, MI and was built last year. It was designed by architect Alexander V. Bogaerts and Associates and built by Thomas Sebold and Associates with interior design by Tom Stringer Design Partners. It features a shingle and stone exterior and approximately 15,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 3 half bathrooms, white oak flooring throughout, 5 fireplaces, elevator, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet award-winning kitchen by Liz Firebaugh of Signature Kitchens, gentleman's lounge, 2nd floor loft area, home office, billiards room with wet bar, custom auto showroom with car turntable and much more. Outdoor features include a reflection pool, an infinity edge swimming pool with spa and a 90 foot dock with 2 boat lifts and 2 Jet Ski docks. It is listed at $15,900,000.