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The most expensive homes sold in Detroit in 2019

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We recently featured our favorite homes that listed in Detroit in 2019. Now we bring you the most expensive that sold.

This past year saw sales of historic homes designed by renowned architects, like Albert Kahn and Louis Kamper, as well as some with more contemporary styles. You’ll note that Palmer Woods and Indian Village account for almost every one of the twelve homes on the list—with two on the riverfront taking up the last spots.

Let us know which ones are your favorites in the comments below.

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Kid Rock’s mansion

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$2 million

The distinction for most expensive home sold in Detroit this year belongs to Kid Rock. He listed his American Colonial mansion in the Joseph Berry Subdivision in July for $2.2 million and it sold a month later for nearly that amount.

It comes with a boathouse that has jet ski lifts and two outdoor TVs. Inside, there’s six bedrooms, a recreation room with a poker table and wet bar, and a very red dining room. It’s gotten some renovations in the recent past, including a new kitchen and metal ceiling tiles on the second floor.

Photo by Stylish Detroit

Louis Kamper mansion

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$1.15 million

This stunning Indian Village mansion was designed by and for famed Detroit architect Louis Kamper. Built in 1915, the over 7,000-square-foot home has a gorgeous limestone exterior and copper tile roof. It’s a true masterpiece with ornate, elegant details in every room.

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Palmer Woods contemporary

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$735,000

One of the newer residences in Palmer Woods, this 6,680-square-foot home was built in 1995. It seems designed for entertaining with its soaring three-story foyer, enormous pantry and kitchen, and large outdoor deck. There’s also some neat hardwood with marble inlays in the floors.

Via Keller Williams

Kanzler mansion

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$717,000

Designed for Edsel Ford’s brother-in-law, Ernest C. Kanzler, this 7,319-square-foot home has been sold no less than three times since 2016. We can see why it went for so much each time: the beautiful grounds were done by landscape architect Jens Jensen, the wood paneling is sumptuous, the floor-tiled sunroom is wonderfully lit by sunlights... we could go on.

Photo by James Tumey

Italian Renaissance home

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$707,500

Designed by “architect for the millionaires” Richard Marr in 1929, this nearly 5,000-square-foot home in Palmer Woods is especially noteworthy for its expansive gardens spanning multiple acres. It’s just as elegant indoors—in particular, check out the lavish wood-paneled foyer.

Via Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Albert Kahn–designed Indian Village home

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$693,150

This seven-bedroom home is one of three designed by Albert Kahn on the same block in the early 1900s. The Tudor Revival has a gorgeous sunroom on the side of the house that connects it to the tasteful landscaping on both the front and rear. There’s also a beautiful wood-paneled foyer, original 1905 ice box, and many other notable features.

Via Starlite Properties

Indian Village mansion

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$675,000

Yet another home in Indian Village, this 8,000-square-foot mansion is filled to the brim with wood—paneling, coffered ceilings, staircases, trim, and more. The cream brick exterior and dormer windows give it plenty of curb appeal.

Via Preferred Realty Pros

Mixed-style home in Palmer Woods

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$674,000

This stately brick home from 1925 has some nice Tudor features on the exterior, like stone accents around the entryway and leaded glass bay windows. But inside, the 5,473-square-foot home is an interesting mix of styles. There’s a grand spiral staircase with iron railing, large contemporary kitchen, and modern wet bar in the basement.

Via Slater Signature Homes

Smith, Hinchman & Grylls–designed home

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$664,000

This home’s blue-gray stucco exterior and street-facing chimney set it apart from others in Indian Village. So does the fact that it was designed by Detroit architecture firm Smith, Hinchman & Grylls in the 1910s.

Via Rocket Homes Real Estate

Expansive Palmer Woods mansion

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$650,000

Built in the mid-1940s, this enormous 8,666-square-foot mansion has some of the largest entryways and hallways of any home we’ve seen in Detroit. The rooms themselves are also vast, with high ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and walls covered in wood paneling or distinctive wallpaper.

Courtesy Palmer Woods Association

Restored Tudor Revival

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$625,000

A lot of this gorgeous Tudor Revival from 1925 was updated or renovated before it sold this year. Inside the 4,341-square-foot home, there’s great stucco walls and ceilings, a Pewabic-tile fireplace, and a brand new kitchen with a gas range built into the marble countertop—reclaimed from an old Stroh’s plant.

Photo by Stylish Detroit

Suburban-style home on the river

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$608,000

Built in 2002, this home near the Detroit River is the newest on the list. With its brick and vinyl exterior, attached garage, and gated access, the residence also is the most suburban. Inside you’ll find an open floor plan with the kitchen flowing into the living/dining room and outdoor patio overlooking a dock on the canal. It’s part of a community with homes of similar styles.

Via Max Broock Realtors

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Kid Rock’s mansion

Photo by Stylish Detroit

$2 million

The distinction for most expensive home sold in Detroit this year belongs to Kid Rock. He listed his American Colonial mansion in the Joseph Berry Subdivision in July for $2.2 million and it sold a month later for nearly that amount.

It comes with a boathouse that has jet ski lifts and two outdoor TVs. Inside, there’s six bedrooms, a recreation room with a poker table and wet bar, and a very red dining room. It’s gotten some renovations in the recent past, including a new kitchen and metal ceiling tiles on the second floor.

Photo by Stylish Detroit

Louis Kamper mansion

Google Street View

$1.15 million

This stunning Indian Village mansion was designed by and for famed Detroit architect Louis Kamper. Built in 1915, the over 7,000-square-foot home has a gorgeous limestone exterior and copper tile roof. It’s a true masterpiece with ornate, elegant details in every room.

Google Street View

Palmer Woods contemporary

Via Keller Williams

$735,000

One of the newer residences in Palmer Woods, this 6,680-square-foot home was built in 1995. It seems designed for entertaining with its soaring three-story foyer, enormous pantry and kitchen, and large outdoor deck. There’s also some neat hardwood with marble inlays in the floors.

Via Keller Williams

Kanzler mansion

Photo by James Tumey

$717,000

Designed for Edsel Ford’s brother-in-law, Ernest C. Kanzler, this 7,319-square-foot home has been sold no less than three times since 2016. We can see why it went for so much each time: the beautiful grounds were done by landscape architect Jens Jensen, the wood paneling is sumptuous, the floor-tiled sunroom is wonderfully lit by sunlights... we could go on.

Photo by James Tumey

Italian Renaissance home

Via Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

$707,500

Designed by “architect for the millionaires” Richard Marr in 1929, this nearly 5,000-square-foot home in Palmer Woods is especially noteworthy for its expansive gardens spanning multiple acres. It’s just as elegant indoors—in particular, check out the lavish wood-paneled foyer.

Via Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel

Albert Kahn–designed Indian Village home

Via Starlite Properties

$693,150

This seven-bedroom home is one of three designed by Albert Kahn on the same block in the early 1900s. The Tudor Revival has a gorgeous sunroom on the side of the house that connects it to the tasteful landscaping on both the front and rear. There’s also a beautiful wood-paneled foyer, original 1905 ice box, and many other notable features.

Via Starlite Properties

Indian Village mansion

Via Preferred Realty Pros

$675,000

Yet another home in Indian Village, this 8,000-square-foot mansion is filled to the brim with wood—paneling, coffered ceilings, staircases, trim, and more. The cream brick exterior and dormer windows give it plenty of curb appeal.

Via Preferred Realty Pros

Mixed-style home in Palmer Woods

Via Slater Signature Homes

$674,000

This stately brick home from 1925 has some nice Tudor features on the exterior, like stone accents around the entryway and leaded glass bay windows. But inside, the 5,473-square-foot home is an interesting mix of styles. There’s a grand spiral staircase with iron railing, large contemporary kitchen, and modern wet bar in the basement.

Via Slater Signature Homes

Smith, Hinchman & Grylls–designed home

Via Rocket Homes Real Estate

$664,000

This home’s blue-gray stucco exterior and street-facing chimney set it apart from others in Indian Village. So does the fact that it was designed by Detroit architecture firm Smith, Hinchman & Grylls in the 1910s.

Via Rocket Homes Real Estate

Expansive Palmer Woods mansion

Courtesy Palmer Woods Association

$650,000

Built in the mid-1940s, this enormous 8,666-square-foot mansion has some of the largest entryways and hallways of any home we’ve seen in Detroit. The rooms themselves are also vast, with high ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and walls covered in wood paneling or distinctive wallpaper.

Courtesy Palmer Woods Association

Restored Tudor Revival

Photo by Stylish Detroit

$625,000

A lot of this gorgeous Tudor Revival from 1925 was updated or renovated before it sold this year. Inside the 4,341-square-foot home, there’s great stucco walls and ceilings, a Pewabic-tile fireplace, and a brand new kitchen with a gas range built into the marble countertop—reclaimed from an old Stroh’s plant.

Photo by Stylish Detroit

Suburban-style home on the river

Via Max Broock Realtors

$608,000

Built in 2002, this home near the Detroit River is the newest on the list. With its brick and vinyl exterior, attached garage, and gated access, the residence also is the most suburban. Inside you’ll find an open floor plan with the kitchen flowing into the living/dining room and outdoor patio overlooking a dock on the canal. It’s part of a community with homes of similar styles.

Via Max Broock Realtors