When you think of a writer’s home, it’s likely an Oakland County mansion isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But prolific Detroit writer Elmore Leonard spent his last years in this Bloomfield Hills house. He died in 2013 at age 87 and his family sold this house shortly after. Now with extensive renovations, it’s back on the market for $3,790,000.
Of course, Leonard spend much of his life in Detroit, where many of his novels also took place. He also found massive success adapting his novels into screenplays, penning Jackie Brown, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, and many more.
This house is pretty posh, with a chef’s kitchen, massive spa-like bathroom, and theatre in the basement. We’re usually not into houses like this, but we can appreciate this gorgeous bar area.
Outside, there’s a pool, a tennis court, and a patio where you can watch TV. The listing says the current owner recently finished a new addition, knocking the square footage up to 7,600 with multiple bedroom suites. Here’s a look around.
- 2192 Yarmouth Road [Estately]
- Exclusive look inside Elmore Leonard's $2.4 million Bloomfield Township home, on the market this week [Crain’s Detroit]