Detroit's 'Lion Gate Estate' is for sale and oh boy is it insane

click to enlarge Detroit's 'Lion Gate Estate' is for sale and oh boy is it insane

Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination — rather a world of lush and lavish interior decoration. And lions — lots of lions.

Welcome to Lion Gate Estate — the most curiously designed and decorated home in Detroit. Built in 1951, the 1,886 square-foot home owned by industrial designer Ronald Nassar has been known to stop traffic over the years. Located at 450 W. Grixdale, Lion Gate Estate is  fenced-in with a plethora of fountains and lion statuary. The sale of this unique home finally gives gawkers a glimpse of the wonderfully weird interior and its contents, all of which come with the purchase of the home.

For the asking price of $550,000, the three bedroom, four-ish bath home is equipped with several luxuries — for one, a heated, in-ground swimming pool complete with a cabana and outdoor shower. The custom two-car garage is decked out in hand-painted murals and includes a one-of-a-kind custom built 1974 Lincoln Mark IV Coupe and 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Sedan.

But those are just the big-ticket items. A true treasure trove, Lion Gate Estate is meticulously curated to each room's distinct "aesthetic" with fine-tuned details around each bend.

From the blindingly white living room (complete with a white baby grand player piano and fainting couches galore,) to the Alice In Wonderland garden-party style kitchen, to the '70s heavy wood-paneled den with crocheted ceiling to the billiard room with a custom built pool table to the home's excessive use of mirrored walls, no cluster of adjectives could do Lion Gate Estate justice. It just has to be seen.

Take a tour here.

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