This post was authored by Nicole Wrona
The Ford name is synonymous with the rise of the automobile, but there's another legacy that shouldn't be overlooked. All that auto wealth allowed the Fords to build some magnificent homes throughout the Detroit area. Like the cars they produced, the Ford dwellings started out modest, and we mean hand-built, basic wooden box modest. But as a business became an empire, basic bungalows gave way to increasingly opulent estates, many designed by some of the most renowned architects in the world. In honor of Whale Week, we have for you a sampling of Ford homes throughout history.