Back in 2007, when I wrote a post about Metro Detroit’s Most Expensive Home on the Market, there are a number of things that I would not have predicted. First is that the home would some day fall in to foreclosure. In 2007, the local real estate market was riding high, and there were no red flags indicating the economic tsunami that laid ahead.
I’ve since heard conflicting reports about the actual building cost of 21000 Turnberry in Novi, with estimates between $18,000,000 and $25,000,000. Since the home has changed hands, and the newest owner, my client, is a bank, my sources for verification of these details are a bit limited. This week though, I walked the property with one of the original listing agents, and learned much about the estate and it’s beginnings.
Here are a few of the amenities I listed in my original post, with current comments in parentheses:
- A bowling alley
- 6 bedrooms (all en suite with wonderful tile selections in the baths)
- 10 full baths, 3 powder rooms10 car garage (3 car attached to the house, a porte cochere to a garage with 3 more, and the guest house has capacity for the remaining 4)
- His-and-her baths with Botticino limestone heated floors, 6 shower heads, and steam showers. (Separate walk-in closets, his and her sitting rooms and jetted tubs, laundry hookups in master suite)
- Library with painted, paneled and wool paisley upholstered walls, herringbone leather floor.
- A Cigar Bar (with hammered copper bar counter and fresco style painted ceiling)
- A 3,200 square foot guest house (full bath)
- A couple of waterfalls and a beautiful pool (with an outdoor kitchen, covered porch and stone water slide).
- 24k gold chandeliers (all were removed).
- A round wine tasting room (with hand painted ceiling and rustic wood beam flooring)
- A meditation room (spectacular mosaic tile floor, hand painted ceiling)
- PGA sanctioned 165 yard par three hole with bunkers.
- Trout and bass ponds.Security gated property with 2 security stations