Located off Cranbrook and nestled on the banks of a river, this new construction home in Bloomfield Hills was not built for anyone in particular but rather based on speculation of what a buyer might look for.
“The site was purchased six years ago,” Kevin Cristbrook of Shain Park, Realtors explains, “but it took 36 months to prepare the lot before construction even began since no home was ever built on this land.”
Builder Arya Afrakhteh of Brandywine Construction agreed that they did have to go through a lot during the approval process but said it was worth it since he has never seen–let alone build on–a property like it.
“It’s a rare scene you can’t get anywhere else,” Arya says about the 800 Cranbrook Road residence. “It is like something out of a storybook.”
Nevertheless, the lush landscaping, abundant natural flora, recirculating stream, two footbridges and island that Arya is referring to have been awaiting residents.
The 8,100-square foot home includes herringbone-design walnut floors, a spectacular gourmet kitchen, an enormous great room, a phenomenal library, a huge island mudroom and an elevator that takes visitors to the second floor where the master bedroom suite’s balcony overlooks the two-acre land. There is also a lower level that offers an oversized bar, fireplace, gaming area, gym, guestroom and more.
“The home is also bounded by the Cranbrook Educational Community,” Kevin adds, which means easy access to 319 acres of manicured grounds with sidewalks.
For more information about this two-story Tudor home in Bloomfield Hills, contact Kevin Cristbrook from Shain Park, Realtors at 248.417.7682.
“We’re proud of what we’ve done,” Arya says.
Across from both Kingwood Lake and Cranbrook Japanese Gardens and has sidewalk access, which is rare in Bloomfield Hills
2. Recirculating Stream
Runs through the property and is visible from the inside of the house
Perfect to relax on and can be accessed by a stone walking bridge
Offers oversized bar, fireplace, gaming area, gym, guest bedroom and more; plus, there are no columns since the ceiling has heavy beams, which eliminate the need
High on both the main and second floor
6. Master Bedroom Balcony
Overlooks the "storybook-like" property