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Judy Rose, Particular to the Detroit Free Press
Revealed 7:00 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2020 | Up to date 7:00 a.m. ET Aug. 29, 2020


Builder’s personal home is a really giant and lavish brick house in a fancy neighborhood.


This 10,000-square-foot home within the posh neighborhood behind Bloomfield Hills’ Kirk of the Hills is the house the house owners of MacLeish Constructing created for their very own household.

It’s stuffed with luxuries they’ve discovered of by their many years of constructing high-end customized homes, particularly round Rochester Hills and Troy. Dan MacLeish is a former president of the Builders Affiliation of Southeast Michigan and was that group’s builder of the yr in 2002.   

Their house’s particular results embody curving bricks that allow them construct an extended, lovely out of doors stairway. A porte cochere is lined with redwood and results in heated storage house for seven vehicles.


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Inside, elaborate ceilings range from room to room. Crown moldings are stacked six layers excessive; granite counters are stacked three slabs deep.

They deliberate the home massive; then they made the home greater. Dan MacLeish saved bumping up room sizes, his household stated — the lounge, household room, again corridor, all of the bedrooms.

At first they deliberate an connected three-car storage. He added a separate four-car storage and theporte cochere, or coated passageway, between them.

They completed the house above the porte cochere as a large corridor from the primary home. Over the four-car storage this opens into an added a bed room suite — house for an au pair or in-laws.

Maybe most uncommon, the MacLeishes created an enormous quantity of decrease stage house. There’s a well-finished walkout with greater than three,000 sq. toes that’s open to open air on three of its sides.

There’s additionally a further three,000 sq. toes within the decrease stage that’s unfinished and open for optionally available makes use of.

“You would put a partial hockey rink there, or a golf simulator,” stated Melody Griffin, the daughter of Dan and Joyce MacLeish, who’s the Realtor.

They created this enormous house in an uncommon manner. Not solely did they excavate the home’s giant footprint. They continued the dig below the four-car storage, the three-car storage and even the out of doors porte cochere.

Every storage has stairs to the basement, the place the open house goes on and on.

The home has six bed room suites, some fairly giant. Every has its personal full tub and huge walk-in closet. The house owners’ suite, 24 toes lengthy, is on the primary flooring. 4 extra full suites are above on the second flooring. The sixth is over the four-car storage.

Main from the driveway to the entrance entrance is a showpiece — an extended, curving brick stroll and stairs with low brick piers and low parapet partitions. It’s essentially the most dramatic piece of the ornamental brickwork used throughout the skin.

The 2-story entrance pillars are all brick. Brick arches assist one porch and body one other entrance. All of those have designs set in.

Related designs comply with inside. The entrances to most important rooms are made from vast, shallow arches. The pillars that assist them are encased in sq. columns embellished with recessed panels.  

The primary staircase is gracefully curved and floating. The primary stage flooring are honed white marble. There are also rear stairs to the second flooring and decrease stage and an elevator that goes to all flooring.

A ravishing cherry-paneled research has French doorways that exit to a porch that’s supported by brick arches. The railing and balusters are all carved limestone.

“You stroll out of the research and look over the entrance of your yard,” stated Dan MacLeish. “It’s the sort of factor we used to do in Grosse Pointe and Rosedale Gardens.”


The completed a part of the decrease stage is as massive as a typical ranch home — three,111 sq. toes. It has a big recreation space, a household room space with a hearth, a full tub and a full kitchen.

Dwelling on Kirkway

The place:  1576 Kirkway Highway, Bloomfield Hills

How a lot:  $three,465,000

Bedrooms:  6 suites

Baths:  7 full, three half

Sq. toes: 7,724 in the primary flooring, three,111 completed within the walk-out decrease stage, about three,000 extra unfinished within the decrease stage.

Key options: Builder’s personal home is a really giant and lavish brick house in a fancy neighborhood. Six full bed room suites, two kitchens, elevator, good-looking brickwork, heated storage house for seven vehicles.

Contact: Melody Griffin, Griffin Realty Inc., 248-310-0909. 

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In an effort to restrict our employees’s publicity to coronavirus, the Detroit Free Press is briefly suspending its apply of utilizing our photographers to seize pictures for Home Envy and is as a substitute utilizing pictures ready by itemizing Realtors, with credit score to the photographers.​​ We thank the Realtors for serving to on this effort.

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