Yes, the wall has an arch to let cars enter, but the arch is angled to block a view from the street.
The house was not even on public view the last time it sold 35 years ago. That was a quiet private transaction that never made the real estate multi-list.
Now it’s for sale at $15 million, the highest asking price in Michigan, according to www.moveinmichigan.com. The listing Realtor is the same person who sold it 35 years ago to these owners, her fussiest shoppers.
“I had shown them 100 houses,” said Kathy Wilson, broker-owner at Prudential HWWB Realtors. “Finally, I said, ‘Is there any house in Oakland County that you even like?’ ”
The buyer answered, yes, there was one — this house, which was not for sale.
“I ended up knocking on the door,” Wilson recalled. It took months, but they had a deal.
Read more and see pictures at Free Press Michigan House Envy: At $15M, state’s most expensive listing is mysterious mansion | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.