Henry Ford’s Former Michigan Home is a True Step Back in Time
You won't find a home theater or an ultra-modern kitchen in this Detroit home, but you will see plenty of rich history in this turn-of-century home once owned by Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford. The Fords are said to have occupied this beautiful home from 1908 to 1915.
A Truly Historic Home in the Heart of Detroit
The home, located at 140 Edison St. in Detroit, is absolutely dripping with charm and has been impeccably maintained. Its original charm has been preserved by several owners over the last decade and according to the Movoto listing, its current owners are "true historians and archivists."
All This History for Less Than a Million Dollars
This four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home is currently listed for $975,000 but this listing indicates that there is a pending sale in the works. Let's hope its new owners appreciate this home's rich history and are able to carry on the tradition of preserving the historic charm you'll see in the pictures below.
You can almost imagine the smell of eucalyptus as you see the beautiful hardwood floors and double French doors leading from the vestibule to the grand dining room.
There's a beautiful fireplace in the living room and built-in glass bookcases in the private library. (There's even an area originally designated as servants' quarters.)
And be sure to check out the old-style light switches and antique wall-mounted telephone.
Old Charm With Some Nice Modern Touches
Although this 7,000-square-foot home is a step back in time, there are some modern amenities that make it feel like home. It features two kitchens, central air, a heated garage, a fenced-in yard, and a sprinkler system.
Whether you're a 'Blue-Oval' fan or not, you'll enjoy taking a virtual tour of this charming piece of Michigan automotive history.