Originally Published 10/29/16
I was granted the rare opportunity to photograph and share the stunning Cranbrook House & Gardens with all of you! The main house is a stately 30000 Sq feet with more than 40 acres of garden. The Cranbrook estate is also home to a private boarding school, the Cranbrook Institute of Science, and an art museum! Purchased in 1904 by George and Ellen Booth, both of whom shared a love for the arts, they commissioned Albert Kahn to be the architect of this English Tudor home.
In an effort to create the incredibly beautiful grounds you see pictured below, they planted more than 10,000 trees to give shade in a time when air conditioning was unheard of.
The house is home to many Caldwell chandeliers, and the grounds house several fountains, a reflecting pool, a turtle fountain, an herb garden and various garden beds.
This statue of Zeus was set up to spontaneously “cry” water, which left the red-orange streaks visible here!
Check out Part II here!
Please be sure to leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought, and where in Michigan I should explore next !