The Cranbrook House and Gardens – Downton in the US?

CNN recently featured the Cranbrook House and Gardens in a article “U.S. Estates for the Downton Abbey Lover

From the article, “The new American wealthy didn’t have hundreds of years to build their fancy homes and reputations, yet the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and other wealthy families built houses to last for generations….around the same time as the Downton Abbey story lines”.

The Cranbrook House and Gardens is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a 319-acre National Historic Landmark campus. 40 acres of colorful gardens and the oldest remaining manor home in the region, the Cranbrook House and Gardens is an English Arts and Crafts-style house designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1908. It truly is an American Downton Abbey — right in our own backyard.

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