The Detroit Free Press announced the sale of the Fisher Mansion to General Motors President Daniel Ammann today for $1.55 million. Ammann and wife Pernilla Ammann (the COO of NYC-based ad agency Mother New York) will reside in the 15-bedroom Palmer Woods estate, finally ending a strange chapter in the story of this lovely old Detroit home designed by architect Richard Marr for one of the founders of Fisher Auto Body.
This summer, we reported on the failed sale of the Fisher Mansion to a California clinic operator—neighbors didn't want a recovery facility in their backyards, even one where the troubles were (supposedly) issues like caffeine addiction. Zoned out of opening the clinic, Breathe Life Healing Center opted to re-list the home they'd paid $1.6 million for in the spring.
Built for Alfred Fisher , one of the famous founding brothers of Fisher Auto Body, the 1926 home has an indoor swimming pool, fifteen bedrooms, 35,000 square feet of living space, 17 bathrooms, a ballroom, and an eight car garage (handy, when you're the president of the world's biggest automaker). In addition to the many stunning interior spaces, the Fisher mansion's grounds were designed by Bryant Flemming, the landscape architect who founded Cornell's School of Landscape Art. The grounds include a wrought-iron conservatory, an teahouse, and (though no one promised this), a rose garden.
·GM president buys Detroit's Fisher Mansion for $1.55M [Detroit Free Press]
·Fisher Mansion Sale Falls Through, Relists for $1.549M [Curbed Detroit]
·The Mind-Blowing Alfred Fisher Mansion Asks $1.2M [Curbed Detroit]