About our beautiful neighborhood

History

 

The estate “Wabeek,”¬†once belonged to James S. Couzens who was the Mayor of Detroit between 1919 and 1922, and a United States Senator from 1922 until 1936. He used Wabeek as his summer residence until 1924, when he commissioned the great Albert Kahn to design his new home. Kahn designed a grand estate for James S. Couzens, and spared nothing on construction or the finer details. It took several years to complete. Each fireplace has a different type of marble imported from all over the world, and intricate woodworking by the hands of master cabinetmakers from Germany and Switzerland. This magnificent estate still stands today¬†within the boundaries of our beautiful Wabeek North neighborhood.

Photo Credit: Balthazar Korab, 1976