Monday, January 3, 2011

David Whitney House

A very cool gift from my sweet mom about Detroit architecture over the holidays. The book is filled with a ton of amazing buildings and great stories behind them. This is the David Whitney house. He basically was the lumber industry in Michigan back in his day and in 1894 he built this three-story, 21,000 square foot monster on the corner of Woodward Ave and Canfield. It is so sweet and so well done both inside and out. The detail is phenomenal.

The exterior is clad in a pink-hued granite called jasper which Whitney brought in from South Dakota.
It is now home to one of Detroit's finest restaurants, The Whitney.

images via The Detroit News and Flickr

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