Farmington Hills home was designed by prominent Metro Detroit architect

A home in Farmington Hills designed by a prominent Metro Detroit architect in the late 1950s could soon be taken off the market.

The owner has accepted an offer to sell the home and the transaction is being finalized pending inspection, said Leslie Hardy, a broker at KW Domain-Luxury Homes International in Birmingham. The asking price for the house is $899,000.

The 3,000 square foot home with a shed roof is located on a 3 acre lot at 31765 Franklin Fairway Street near 13 Mile and Northwestern Highway. It is also near the Franklin Hills Country Club golf course.

The back view.  Built in 1959, the 3,000-square-foot home has a sawtooth roof, five bedrooms, a 30,000-gallon pool and sits on a 3-acre lot.

The modern ranch-style home was built in 1959 and designed by renowned Detroit architect William Kessler for Arthur Beckwith, whose family owned Beckwith-Evans of Troy, a business that sold carpets and flooring.

Hardy said the house is an architectural masterpiece. She said Kessler’s design for the home was recognized by Architectural Record magazine in 1961 and featured in Home and Garden magazine in the early 1990s.

It’s not just its roof that sets it apart, she said, the home is also unique for its “unparalleled quality, as well as its chic and refined style that blends in with the landscape.”

“It also has fantastic attention to detail and a fully functional layout that’s ideal for entertaining,” she said. “Also there is a 30,000 gallon pool and pool house.”

The living room features a wood-burning fireplace flanked by imported Norwegian black granite.  Built in 1959, the 3,000-square-foot home has a sawtooth roof, five bedrooms, a 30,000-gallon pool and sits on a 3-acre lot.

The home features five bedrooms, three bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

It also has a laundry list of other amenities, including the original oversized stainless steel wood-burning fireplace flanked by imported Norwegian black granite, the walk-in closets and the luxurious bathroom of the master suite and the in-laws’ apartment downstairs.

But for Hardy, the natural light in the house is her favorite thing to do.

“The skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows provide gorgeous natural light throughout the home from sunrise to sunset,” she said. “Also, every room has a breathtaking view.”

The aft deck.  Built in 1959, the 3,000-square-foot home has a sawtooth roof, five bedrooms, a 30,000-gallon pool and sits on a 3-acre lot.

She said the current owners have restored many of the home’s original features, including the walnut kitchen, built-in library cabinets, wet bar, bathroom vanities, light fixtures, and tile.

They also updated a few things, including new skylights and the floors, Hardy said. They also added an entire house generator, buried the electrical utilities, and upgraded the plumbing, driveway, and two furnaces and water heater.

The agent said the home is perfect for “anyone who appreciates groundbreaking mid-century architecture and is interested in preserving a true masterpiece.”

See the listing here.

More current offers can be found here.

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