Art Van Founder’s Lakeside Mansion has been listed for sale at $15.9 million – the highest price on any house currently for sale in Michigan. This Grosse Pointe Shores French chateau home, built in 1991 has never been photographed for the public. Nestled on 3.75 acre gated estate with immaculately manicured grounds, the property includes a long brick driveway, lavish landscaping, the outdoor swimming pool, decorative pools, fountains, a tennis court, a basketball court, a putting green and sand traps.
The house and outbuildings are built of brick and limestone and are roofed with slate. Masterfully designed for effortless living and entertaining including six en-suite bedrooms with private balconies and eight fireplaces.
“It’s truly a luxury playground,” said Jaime Rae Turnbull, the real estate agent handling the home, which went on the market last week.
And it will bring a sizable property tax bill too: The Van Elslanders paid more than $129,000 in property taxes last year.