Edsel Ford House

1100 Lake Shore. Edsel And Eleanor Ford House. Main house and gatehouse reflect the style of English Cotswold area. Albert Kahn design completed in 1929 for Edsel Ford, only son of Henry and Clara Ford. His wife, Eleanor Clay Ford, a niece of J.L. Hudson. Interior paneling of 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Estate bequeathed in 1976, together with a trust for its maintenance, for public tours and special events by Mrs. Ford. Gaukler Point property purchased in 1914 by Henry Ford, who, after electing to build "Fairlane" in Dearborn, sold the land to son, Edsel, in 1926. Present grounds, lagoon and protective peninsula designed by renowned American landscape architect, Jens Jensen. Land to east sold in 1947 by Mrs. Ford to Grosse Pointe Woods for its Lake Front Park.