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Cotswold cottage in Grosse Pointe, formerly part of Ford estate, lists for $689K

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Staff for Edsel and Eleanor Ford once lived in this Albert Kahn–designed home

A two-story brick home with varied roofline and leaded-glass windows. There’s snow covering the roof and lawn. Photos by Realvision Photography and HD Drone Photography

A residence once part of one of the grandest mansions in Michigan is now for sale.

This incredibly charming Cotswold-style cottage in Grosse Pointe Shores, which housed staff for Edsel and Eleanor Ford at their adjacent estate designed by Albert Kahn, has just listed for $689,000.

Across the street from the famous Ford house, this property, also designed by Kahn in 1930, sits on 1.15 acres of fairly secluded land. There’s some lovely landscaping and a fire pit in the backyard near the attached two-car garage.

Though made of brick and not stone typical of architecture in the Cotswolds, this home does have a varied roof line and delightful little dormer windows made of leaded glass.

The 2,114-square-foot, two-bedroom interior got a significant remodel in 2018. In particular, the home has a brand new kitchen with modern appliances, farmhouse sink, subway tile backsplash, and floating wood shelves. It still has the original hardwood floors, rustic wood-fired fireplace, and wide arched entryways between rooms.

1017 Lake Shore Road is listed with Michael De Fauw of Sine & Monaghan Realtors for $689,000.

A large room with two chairs and a sofa around a brick fireplace. There’s french doors to one side and leaded glass windows on the other.
The living room, one of several with leaded-glass windows.
A wood table surrounded by wood chairs sits on an ornate carpet and hardwood floors. There’s a round metal light fixture overhead.
The dining room. Many rooms in the house have original hardwood floors.
The kitchen has white tiles covering one wall, a big copper sink, and blue cabinets. There’s some hovering wood shelves.
A remodeled kitchen with subway tile backsplash and farmhouse sink.
A room with a small twin sized bed and several kinds of kids toys, including legos and an R2D2 doll.
Despite the kids toys, the listing calls this the master bedroom.
A small porcelain sink and bath tub. The walls are made of square gray tiles.
Gray-tiled bathroom.
View of the back yard. Wicker chairs surround a fire pit. Snow covers everything.
Rear of the house with fire pit and attached two-car garage.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford Gate House

1100 Lake Shore Road, , MI 48236 Visit Website

Lake Shore Road

Lake Shore Road, , MI 48236