Michigan’s 50 Acre Dogwood Manor Sells for $2.1M at Auction
8387 Ford Road, Superior Township, Michigan, United States, 48198
A magnificent custom home on a 50 acre estate in Superior Township, Michigan has sold at auction for $2,125,000 after sitting on the market for three years for as much as $5,900,000. The property dropped to $1,675,000 prior to the auction going live with Interluxe stating that it would sell at or above $1,675,000. Designed and completed over a 10 year period with over 100 people directly involved in its construction, Dogwood Manor is much more than a home, it’s a piece of art. Built between 1998-2008 for Peter and Eva Meek, the 9,000 square foot 4 bedroom, 7 bathroom Superior Township, Michigan residence sits on 50 acres about 17 minutes from Ann Arbor and was created with one specification standard – no compromise. The property came on the market in August of 2016 for $5,900,000. A Chicago Tribune article from March 2004 reveals the project costs upwards of $18,000,000. Every piece of hardware, including; doorknobs, kick plates, and balustrades are cast in bronze with the house symbol, dogwood blossoms. With simply too many features to cover at once, enjoyment and entertainment are the watchwords for Dogwood Manor. Living quarters include a two storey library, six seat theatre, 1,000 bottle wine cellar, 6 heated and cooled garages, 5 stop elevator with access to the tunnel from main house to carriage house, glass walled conservatory built in Italy then cut and shipped to the homesite and your own private observatory with rotating dome. The owner’s of the home told the Detroit Free Press, “I needed room for my toys,” therefore the property includes a metal-working shop, electronics shop, and a separate building with a large woodworking shop. To simply everyday life, the home features a Crestron Smart Home system and radiant heated floors throughout. Indoor and outdoor space has been carefully thought out to include a two storey screened porch with heated floors and coffered ceilings. The project included the work of Perkins Construction, H. Scott Diels Architects, Trimble Associates, Lankton Metal Design and interior designer Peg Trimble.