Historic Briggs Mansion: 1925 Tudor Revival in Detroit, Michigan
$995,000 | Built 1925 | 8,774 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 6.5+ Baths | 0.77 Acres
1701 Balmoral Dr, Detroit, MI 48203
Welcome to the “Briggs Mansion,” a stunning Tudor Revival residence designed by architect Clarence E. Day and originally built for the family of Walter Owen Briggs Jr., former owner of the Detroit Tigers, in 1925. This magnificent property is located in the prestigious Palmer Woods neighborhood, offering manicured landscapes, trellis covered walkways, and intricate limestone brickwork. The interior of the home is just as impressive, featuring elegant mahogany wood paneled walls and woodworking of the time-period, beautiful hardwood floors, and inset stained glass windows. The grand staircase, formal living room with limestone fireplace, summer room with Flint Faience tile, dining room, and butler’s pantry all exude a sense of a bygone era. The original plaster work has been meticulously restored, and the 97-year-old original slate roof has been reconditioned. This historic property is on the market for $995,000, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of Detroit’s rich architectural history.
Listing details: One of Detroit’s prestigious and historical estates originally built for the former owner’s family of the Detroit Tigers in 1925, Walter Owen Briggs Jr. & commonly known as the “Briggs Mansion”. This handsome Tudor Revival estate was designed by architect Clarence E. Day and shows off 9,000+ square feet & resides in desirable Palmer Woods on almost an acre of expansive lawns. The grounds feature manicured landscapes, ornate iron light fixtures, trellis covered walkways, limestone brickwork, and marble patios off of the main living rooms. Affluent details & handcrafted beautifiers were preserved to create attractive living quarters with incomparable quality & workmanship. Elegant mahogany wood paneled walls & woodworking of the time-period are evident. Wood floors throughout the home carry different patterns such as wide plank hardwood, herringbone, and parquet. Inset stained glass windows cast light from the exteriors of the home. Grand staircase accenting the two-story foyer and iron railings with a center focal pointed chandelier. Behind every hand carved woodwork door, your imagination runs wild.
Living room with limestone roaring fireplace is center to entry. Summer room with Flint Faience tile overlooking the South, West, and North landscape. Den in pristine shape with fireplace amenities and hidden storage. Oversized dining room with butler’s pantry to serve as a secondary prep kitchen. Breakfast room with exterior access to the yard allows for morning coffees. Primary suite is situated to have multiple dressing areas, sitting rooms, and private studies. Accommodations include 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 3 half baths. 3rd floor is fully equipped with two beds, 1 bath, cedar closets, and oversized attic space with generous ceiling height large enough for an in-home theater/entertaining room. Three car garage with private entry carriage house emphasizing one bed, one bath, living area, and kitchen. Original plaster work restored to its era and 97-year-old original slate roof reconditioned to its youth. The Briggs Mansion is on the market for $995,000 with Stetson R. Jarbo of @properties | Christie’s International Real Estate Birmingham. Follow Stetson R. Jarbo on Facebook & Instagram! Photography by Skyview Experts.