Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Traveling Tuesday - Just a House in Michigan

When I visit foreign countries, I am often touring palaces.  When I travel in the United States, I am more likely to be touring beautiful homes.  Here are just a few I have visited in Michigan.

Edsel and Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, front and back (below).
The date on the photo is significant.  I was driving back from a trip to Pennsylvania to visit Fallingwater and had stopped at the Ford home on my way back.  As I neared my town at about 4:15 the traffic backed up.  I saw that the traffic lights were not working.  When I saw people coming out of their businesses, I knew it was more than just the traffic lights.  Where were you the day all the lights went out?  August 13, 2003.

Jacob Reuter Estate, now The English Inn and restaurant, Eaton Rapids.  Somewhere in my mass of prints I have interior pictures.  Transferring all those photos to digital is something I don't even want to think about tackling.  

Meyer May House, Grand Rapids, with dining room, below

Melvyn Maxwell and Sarah Stein Smith House, Bloomfield Hills, front and back

Built-in seating showcasing the owner's collection of pottery

Do you visit homes in the USA when you travel?  Are there homes you wish you could visit?


  1. I would love to see the Biltmore Estate and Hearst Castle..if they can be called homes. The one home looks like it was designed by Wright/ Was it?? Love the interior. I know where I was in 2003. I was headed to a nearby city to renew my mortgage when the radio station went off in my car. When I got to the mall, I noticed everything was dark. Who knew how big that was?

    1. I've been fortunate enough to see the Biltmore, pictures someplace around here, and Hearst Castle. Pictures from Hearst were all slides, which I have lost. The Smith and the May houses are both Wright homes.

    2. I have lived in Michigan many years and never visited those. I am close to the Henry Ford Estate at U of M Dearborn and love going there. It never gets old to me. I'm so glad you could visit all these.

    3. I visited Henry ford's Estate years ago. More photos buried in some book someplace. Another item on my 'to-do' list.

  2. I love the ivy covering the Edsel house--so pretty! It looks like it belongs in the English countryside.

    I would love to visit the Winchester House, which I'm sure doesn't surprise you at all. ;)

    1. No surprise and I think definitely worth a visit.


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