One of the Detroit area’s famed houses is receiving national recognition. The Department of the Interior yesterday announced ten new National Historic Landmarks around the country, and included in that list is Edsel and Eleanor Ford’s estate in Grosse Pointe Shores on the shores of Lake St. Clair. This designation promotes preservation efforts in historically and culturally significant places.
The press release states,
"Gaukler Pointe is a leading example of the mature work of landscape architect Jens Jensen, a foremost proponent and practitioner of the Prairie Style of landscape design. This country estate was Jensen’s largest private commission and represents a fruitful collaboration between the landscape architect, Edsel Ford, and architect Albert Kahn. Interior remodeling of the house by renowned industrial designer and Ford collaborator Walter Dorwin Teague in the 1930s further illustrates the Fords’ interest in modern design."
The estate holds regular tours and events. More information can be found here.