Historic House Listings

OMG! The library! Two waterfront acres in Michigan. Circa 1929. $4,750,000

December 13, 2020

That library looks like something you would see at The Biltmore! How about the ceilings in this house! The home was built in 1929. It is located on 1.84 waterfront acres in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. The home was designed by the world renowned architect firm, Smith, Hinchman & Grylls. It was built for Attorney, Hal H. Smith, a patron of the Detroit Arts. The home is situated on 200′ of shoreline on Lake St. Clair. The library is over 1,000 square feet and made of walnut. The ceilings in the library are 21′. There is a second floor walkaround. The murals on the ceilings were done by artist, Andre Sikora. Five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and 14,547 square feet. $4,750,000

Contact Jeffrey Llaneza with Signature Sotheby’s International Realty: 313-304-5000

From the Zillow listing:


Stately Colonial Revival mansion built in 1929 and designed by world renowned architectural firm Smith, Hinchman & Grylls. Built by the original owner, attorney Hal H. Smith, a patron of the Detroit Arts. One of the finest builds on historic Windmill Pointe Drive. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Grosse Pointe history. Panoramic lake St. Clair views with 200′ of water frontage. Watch international freighters from your backyard. Stunning unique, two story Library made from select grade Walnut, 21′ ceilings, 2nd floor walk-around, natural fireplace, and over 1000 square feet! Formal dining room, gorgeous living room, hand muraled ceilings by renowned artist Andre Sikora. Five luxury sized bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, gorgeous bluestone patio surrounds the heated inground pool and greenhouse. Dual entry driveway, 4+ car garage for all your sports cars. Belgium block granite lined driveway, grand motor court, slate roof, and limestone trimmed exterior.


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