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Opulent 1920s Home for Nephew of Department Store Founder

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When the Freep took us on a house tour of the Oscar Webber house in Grosse Pointe Shores on Sunday, they failed to mention the recent PriceChop. The mansion cut a whole $100 K from the price in October and is now a mere $1.295 M. Between that and calling the Freep to take 48 photos of the place, these owners mean business when it comes to selling! The seven-bedroom built in full 1920s opulence is the work of architect Leonard B. Willeke, who designed homes for the Fords, the Hudsons, the Clays, the Kanzlers and the Webbers. It cost the wealthy Webber family $476,079.49 to build, money which came from the family fortune behind Hudson's department store, founded by Oscar Webber's uncle. While the place is fancy-all around, the detail to die for is the arched barrel ceiling covered with plaster designs and elaborately carved friezes. The 10,304 square foot place includes oak paneled walls, hand carved oak paneling, six fire places and leaded cathedral windows. A library and a ballroom? But of course!

· Webber house for sale in Grosse Pointe Shores is filled with lavish details [Freep]
· 22 Webber Place, Grosse Pointe Shores MI 48236 [Trulia]

Oscar Webber House In Grosse Pointe Shores

22 Webber Pl , Grosse Pointe Shores, MI