9 Beautiful Historic Homes in Oakland County

September 14th, 2017

Oakland County, Michigan is rich with historic buildings and architecture and almost all of them are listed at the National Register of Historic Places.

These unique buildings and one-of-a-kind architectures are considered Oakland County treasures. And if you happen to visit Oakland County or wanted to explore more the beauty of it, check out this list of historic homes.

Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

The Gregor S. and Elizabeth B. Affleck House (also known as the Affleck House) is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed Usonian home. The construction on the house was completed in 1941 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 1985.

By Andrew JamesonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Eli and Sidney Teeter Albertson House – Rochester, Michigan

Also known as Crissman Orchards, Grant Residence, this house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 12, 2002. It has a mid-19 century gothic revival style.

By Andrew JamesonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Royal Aldrich House – Farmington Hills, Michigan

Royal Aldrich built this two-story Greek Revival farmhouse around 1840. The house retains its original clapboard siding, interior woodwork, doors and hardware. It is supported by fourteen-inch to sixteen inch walnut beams and a cobblestone basement foundation. The house was listed on the NRHP on August 19, 1994.

By Dave ParkerOwn work, CC BY-SA 2.5, Link

Andrews-Leggett House – Commerce Township, Michigan

This house has mid 19th century exotic revival Victorian style. It was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 12, 1987.

By MagicpianoOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Botsford Inn – Farmington Hills, Michigan

Farmington Hills’ historic Botsford Inn was built in 1836. Henry Ford bought it in 1924 and moved it back from the road, where it still stands today, surrounded by the Beaumont Hospital complex at Grand River and Eight Mile. This building was listed at the NRHP on September 19, 1979.

Botsford Inn Farmington MI
By Andrew JamesonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Botsford-Graser House – Farmington Hills, Michigan

Also known as The Lone Ranger’s House, this house was once owned by Earle Graser, the original voice of the ‘Lone Ranger’ character on the radio. It was listed on the NRHP on March 15, 2002.

Botsford-Graser House Historic Site Farmington Hills Michigan
By Dwight BurdetteOwn work, CC BY 3.0, Link

Caswell House – Troy, Michigan

An especially well-preserved example of Greek Revival architecture. The home was built by Solomon and Hulda Caswell in 1832, and Caswell’s descendants occupied it until 1965, when William Caswell, Solomon’s grandson, died a bachelor. In 1968, the house was moved from its original location, and it is now part of the Troy Museum and Historic Village.

Caswell House Troy MI
By Andrew JamesonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

John & Mary Elizabeth Booth Endicott House – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

This house has a late 19th and 20th century, colonial revival style. It became a historic site on March 25, 2008.

John & Mary Elizabeth Booth Endicott House
By Andrew JamesonOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Caleb Everts House – Davisburg, Michigan

A one of a kind house with a mid 19th century, exotic revival and Greek revival vernacular style or design. This house was listed on NRHP on October 14, 1980.

Caleb Everts House
By MagicpianoOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

These houses are just few of the many Oakland County historic homes that are registered at the National Register of Historic Places. Hope you can visit them all!

21 responses to “9 Beautiful Historic Homes in Oakland County”

  1. Bonny says:

    Wow cool I didn’t know there were such small, luxurious, & historical homes so close by!

  2. Gladys parker says:

    These are some beautiful houses. I love the fact that the Aldrich Home still has it’s original clap board siding, Walnut beams and original wood work. Mt favorite is the gorgeous Bedford Inn!

  3. I love checking out places on the National Register of Historic Places. What a great list of historical homes!

  4. Tara Pittman says:

    I am fond of the Frank Loyd Wright home. I grew up in Oak Park, Illinois where those homes were plentiful.

  5. Natalie says:

    Oakland County has some really captivating architecture. I am in love with the Caswell house, so unique!

  6. Liz says:

    Some cool houses here, I haven’t heard of any of these actually. Will have to look for the Troy one.

  7. Houses with natural color painting always deliver warm feeling. Those must be nice places to visit.

  8. Czjai says:

    It’s nice to see how these houses are well-preserved and have stood the test of time.

  9. Madelain says:

    What interesting houses! I learned something new today 😉


  10. Nadalie says:

    So interesting that with the exception of the first more “modern” designed home, they all feature similar architecture. You can see the similarities in the windows. My favourite is John & Mary Elizabeth Booth Endicott’s home. It has a cottage feel.

  11. Kelly Reci says:

    Those houses looks so simple yet so splendid. What I really like the most is the Crissman Orchards. It looks so relaxing.

  12. I didn’t know there was such a collection of a luxurious and historical home in Oakland county. Botsford Inn is my favorite.

  13. Nicole says:

    I always love hearing about historical homes, they always have the most unique and beautiful architecture! These are definitely gorgeous homes, thanks for sharing!

  14. April says:

    Those are beautiful homes, I have never been to that area of Michigan. I love old historic homes, we have areas in my town that I love visiting with historic homes as well.

  15. Rosey says:

    Michigan and Ohio have the BEST old homes. You’ve featured some real pretty ones here!

  16. I don’t know why so many people think that historical homes were all small and boring. I think so many historical homes are like these.. Grand and beautiful!

  17. rich bivins says:

    Looks like there is a lot to see in Oakland County. The photographer part of me wants to make a visit soon.

  18. Karlyn Cruz says:

    Ooh! I love historic homes! They give me the chills! Now I definitely have a reason to visit Oakland!

  19. krystal says:

    I love the look of these older homes. Vintage is kind of my thing!

  20. Jennifer L says:

    I just love driving by historic homes, so much history! These are all incredible architecture, but I just love the look of Botsford Inn.

  21. Becca Talbot says:

    Some of these stately homes are absolutely beautiful – I’d love to visit them if I lived a bit closer x

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