Discover Cranbrook House, an absolute Arts & Crafts-style masterpiece, designed by renowned Detroit architect, Albert Kahn for the visionary couple that founded Cranbrook, George Gough and Ellen Scripps Booth. The Booths commissioned the finest artisans, craftsmen and studios of the period to furnish their 1908 English Tudor estate. Take a guided tour and step back in time to a golden era of craftsmanship, viewing handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art.
Cranbrook House Library header photograph by Jerry Beznos.
A Peak Inside Some of the Rooms You'll Tour
The Library is the largest room in Cranbrook House and is truly the centerpiece of George Booth's devotion to the Arts and Crafts movement. Featuring hand-carved walls, hand-woven tapestries, hand-made furniture, and many hand-bound books in its collection of over 6,000 titles!
Mr. Booth's Original Office
George Booth often met and conducted business with farm supervisors, gardeners, and others in his original office before the west wing addition in 1918; at which time it was converted to a "morning room" for Ellen Booth. In 1993, the Auxiliary restored the room to the way it looked when the family moved into Cranbrook House.
The Oak Room
The Oak Room is named for its oak paneling, hand-carved in a linen fold under the direction of woodcarver, John Kirchmayer. Cartouches surround the perimeter of the uppermost portion of the walls commemorating important Booth and Cranbrook-related events. An elaborate Tudor Rose ceiling completes the room.
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