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The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Detroit vs Grosse Pointe

The Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Detroit vs Grosse Pointe
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Although most people these days ridicule the Detroit housing market for its low prices, many are not aware that one of its suburbs, Grosse Pointe, has become rather an exclusive area known for its surprisingly high-priced homes. We’ve looked at the high end of the real estate market in both the city and this suburb, and we’ve discovered a huge gap in the selling prices of the homes.

Top 5 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Grosse Pointe

Address: 78 Lakeshore Road, 5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, $2,800,900

The priciest listing in this prestigious neighbourhood is a 5-bedroom French Normandy house, custom-designed by Hugh T. Keyes. A historic waterfront home, this magnificent listing boasts a ravishing interior, including an award-winning kitchen, a living room with a killer view over Lake St. Clair, and luxurious bathrooms including a private spa. A home with such a favourable geographical position and such high-end features is a sight for sore eyes!


Address: 690 Lake Shore Road, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, $2,800,000

Coming in a close second in Grosse Pointe is this stunning waterfront property, with over 3 rolling acres of land by Lake St. Clair! The 1-story residential home boasts a total of 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5,511 square-feet of living space. Its best feature is its excellent location.


Address: 15410 Windmill Pointe Grosse Park, 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, $2,675,000

The third most expensive home in the in-demand suburb of Grosse Pointe is this picturesque English manor home. The stylish property is ideal for entertaining, having a gourmet kitchen, a spacious living area, a private swimming pool and an awesome lake view.


Address: 591 Lake Shore, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, $2,450,000

This extraordinary contemporary home with an astonishing 8,539 square-feet of living space is the fourth most expensive property currently on the market in Grosse Pointe. It has enough space in the chef’s kitchen to entertain up to 100 guests, and this opens onto the family room which boasts wonderful views over the lake!


Address: 95 Lake Shore Road, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, $2,100,000

The fifth priciest property in this exclusive neighbourhood is this sophisticated lakefront estate, boasting the newest professional appliances, custom cabinets, granite countertops, marble flooring and a beautiful private library. The home has a total of 6,592 square-feet of living space and its lovely architectural details give it a majestic vibe.

Top 5 Most Expensive (yet not that Expensive) Homes for Sale in Detroit

Address:  2 Sand Bar Lane, 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, $2,500,000

Back in Motown proper, the most expensive listing in Detroit is this 6-bedroom mansion, featuring the most amazing views of the Detroit River from every angle and designed for a luxurious living experience throughout. With extravagant amenities such as a private elevator, floor-to-ceiling windows, 2 gourmet kitchens, a granite wet bar and more than 13,000 square-feet of living space, it’s no wonder that the listing’s price is on a par with Grosse Pointe’s costliest homes.


Address: 97 Winder Street, 10 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, $2,500,000

Tied in 1st place is this fully-upgraded Victorian mansion, featuring a total of 10 good-sized bedrooms and 9 baths. Besides its many luxurious features, which include a banquet room and an extravagant kitchen, the property also comes with a huge courtyard and enough parking spaces for more than 16 cars – appropriate for a home in The Motor City!


Address: 1700 Lincolnshire Drive, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, $849,000

This gorgeous 6-bedroom home may be next on Detroit’s most expensive list, but it’s listed at merely one third the price of Grosse Pointe’s most expensive property. Located in the heart of beautifully-landscaped, park-like grounds, it boasts some expensive features in its 5,700 square-feet of living space. It can be found in the popular Palmer Park neighbourhood.

Address: 17731 Hamilton Road, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, $799,000

Lying in the proximity of the golf course, this elegant three-storey home with 6 bedrooms and 7 baths is another bargain in the city of Detroit. The interior was recently renovated, and upgrades included new stainless steel appliances, baths and insulation. The property also has a professionally landscaped yard and a koi pond.


Address: 19425 Gloucester, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, $765,000

This grandiose English Tudor revival home with a spectacular in-ground pool is set to impress! It comes with 6 huge bedrooms, 7 baths, five original fireplaces, magnificent details and marble finishes. And it costs just a little more than a quarter the price of the most expensive property in Grosse Pointe.


Undoubtedly, the proximity to the scenic Lake St. Clair adds to Grosse Pointe’s popularity. It may also be that wealthy people stick together, and so Grosse Pointe retains its value, whilst in Detroit the high-end properties are scattered around various neighbourhoods of the city.

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