Detroit January 24, 2017
There’s No House In The World Like This One In Detroit
If you’ve spent any time in the Detroit Metro area, you know that many neighborhoods in and around the city are home to gorgeously designed homes with meaningful historic value. But there’s one house in the Detroit area that will simply take your breath away — and you’ll want to see it for yourself.
Meadow Brook Hall is located at 350 Estate Drive in the Detroit suburb of Rochester.
This gorgeous estate is like something out of a fairy tale or a Jane Austen novel.
The home's construction was planned and funded by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of well-known auto industry pioneer John Dodge, between 1926 and 1929.
Meadow Brook Hall was originally built on 1500 acres of land, surrounded by lush gardens, recreation buildings, and farming areas.
The house itself is now open to the public for tours and, wow — what a tour it is. Visitors have the chance to peruse Meadow Brook Hall’s 110 rooms and 88,000 square feet of stunning beauty.
Built in a Tudor-revival style, the house’s interior and exterior designs will awe you with their attention to detail and gorgeous finishings.
Matilda garnered much of her style inspiration from the traditional homes of England, and this influence is obvious within the walls of Meadow Brook Hall.
Despite its English influence, the home was largely built and furnished using American materials. Very few construction or decor pieces were imported from overseas, which remains a point of pride to this day.
You’ll be charmed by the home’s elaborately carved interiors, stained glass windows, and artistically designed lighting fixtures.
A trip to Meadow Brook Hall truly feels like a step back in time, and you can make believe that you’re living in a picture-perfect lavish fairytale.
After all, there’s a reason that Meadow Brook Hall is often called “America’s Castle.” A single second in this gorgeous home will make you fall in love.
Today, Meadow Brook Hall operates as part of Oakland University. For more information about the home’s history, architectural design, and current use, click