Take a trip down Beverly Road in Grosse Pointe Farms. You will walk past the 15 houses that line both sides of the cul de sac – designed by some of Detroit’s most prominent architects of the early 20th century. The road runs from Grosse Pointe Boulevard to Jefferson Avenue, and is separated from Jefferson by the stunning neo-classical iron fence and gates designed by Albert Kahn around 1907.
Next to the gates is house number 24. Built in 1916 the house has fabulous artistic detailing inside and out and has some truly unique features.
The 5,976 Sq ft Colonial Revival home has seven bedroom’s four full baths and is constructed from brick. On the outside the house has many wonderful stone carvings that frame the doors and windows (acanthus leaves and rosettes), and a striking two-story bay window, outlined in stucco and carved stone.
Inside the house, the artistic treatments continue and are visible in abundance, along with the hardwood floors that run throughout the house.
The center piece of the home is the stately foyer which features many intricate details, and traditional craftsmanship – paneling carved with leaves and grapes, pocket doors designed and crafted to disappear, hidden latches and a stunning carved balustrade.