A palatial Palmer Woods mansion is for sale —...

A palatial Palmer Woods mansion is for sale — with a ballroom, billiards and an extra apartment


That’s all we can say about this 10,325-square-foot mansion in Palmer Woods, one of the most expensive homes for sale in Detroit right now with a listing price of $1.85 million.

Okay, maybe we can say a little more. Built in 1922 for Charles B. Van Dusen, president of the S. S. Kresge Corporation, this French Gothic Revival is one of the more epic homes in the city. Its exterior has a fascinating curved brick facade (mirroring the neighborhood’s curved streets), stunning stonework, a solarium and slate roof.

Inside, the first floor is Architectural Digest-ready with shimmering tiled floors, wood paneling, a coffered ceiling with painted details, glass pane doors, multiple fireplaces and enviable built-ins.

The second floor has eight bedrooms and five full baths. The third floor is the party floor (send us an invite, please) with a billiards room and ballroom. On the extensive grounds, the former carriage house has been converted into a four-car garage with a two-bedroom apartment on the second level.

The home is listed with Nika Jusifi of Nika & Co — pore over the rest of the home’s intricate details here.

Aaron Mondry is the editor of The Dig and a reporter who covers development, housing, architecture, real estate and land use in Detroit. He was previously the editor of Curbed Detroit.