BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – Stunning, dazzling and impressive are three words to describe Matthew and Kelly Stafford’s home, which could be yours for a cool $6.5 million. We’re taking you on a tour of this more than 12,000-square-foot estate which has dreamy features you won’t find at any other home in the country.
First, why on earth would the Staffords want to sell a place like this? It features the largest Infinity pool in Michigan with more than 400 feet of frontage along Upper Long Lake. According to both the family’s realtor and Kelly Stafford, selling this home has everything to do with all of that water and nothing to do with football.
“When I sold them the home in 2013, it was prior to them having any children,” said Jeff Barker, associate broker at Max Broock Realtors. “Now they have three kids with a fourth on the way. They are looking at other homes in Michigan that are not lakefront homes without pools.”
“We’re about to have our fourth child and I personally do not want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of a little over 3,” Kelly Stafford said on Instagram. “That house has been incredible. We’ll never have a house like it. So it is a super sad thing, but it just makes us feel better knowing that there’s no real dangers of having tiny ones running around all the bodies of water.”
The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home has that gigantic Infinity pool. Yes, other homes have Infinity pools, but this is the largest at any home in the state, according to the manufacturer. It comes complete with a cascading waterfall over the side.
Another feature you won’t find anywhere else than this house, which was built in 1980, is the indoor half basketball court. But it’s not just any court. The floor is the original court the Detroit Pistons played on when they were at the Pontiac Silverdome. This court was already inside the home when the Staffords purchased it.
This kitchen has not one, but two islands with counter-top seating. Oh, and then there’s the glass floor in the dining area which looks into the more than 600-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar below. And when you’re in the wine cellar, you can see above into the dining area.
“This home is in pristine condition,” said Jeff Barker. “It’s an entertainer’s dream. It has anything anyone could possibly want in today’s world. It’s probably one of the nicest homes in the country, not just in Michigan. It’s really a spectacular residence.”
The Staffords did a big remodel of the home in 2016, also adding more than 2,000 square feet. The interior now features polished granite floors throughout, along with new cabinetry. There are five fireplaces, a glass elevator which services all three floors and a giant man cave, which you can see in the photo gallery above with the pool table.
The first-floor master suite now features a marble bathroom. There’s also an entertainment area in the bedroom with a TV on the wall and a coffee bar. Two of the other four bedrooms have balconies the Staffords added in the remodel.
Down in the walkout lower level there’s a sauna and steam room along with a room with two side-by-side tubs. To get to the home you must drive through an iron gate. There’s a three-car garage with mirrored doors to reflect the scenery. There’s a brick paver driveway, limestone exterior, granite front porch and a two-story foyer.
Here is the listing to the home from Max Broock Realtors of Birmingham. You can contact the realtor if you are an interested buyer.
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