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Fascinating home and architect

This is the art deco home designed by Eliel Saarinen, where he lived while President of Cranbrook... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thrilling to behold

We loved our tour of Cranbrook, the Museum, the grounds but especially the Saarinen House. It was... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the art deco home designed by Eliel Saarinen, where he lived while President of Cranbrook Architecture Department. The tour starts at the Cranbrook Art Museum, which is housed in one of the buildings designed by Saarinen. The docent gives a brief history of...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2017

The Saarinen House is the architectural jewel of the beautiful Cranbrook campus. Superb craftsmanship with lots of interesting design elements. Both Saarinen and his wife were expert designers, and the entire house, from the rugs to the furniture to the lighting was custom designed by...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We loved our tour of Cranbrook, the Museum, the grounds but especially the Saarinen House. It was thrill to be in this home and see the spectacular furniture, fixtures, books, textiles and imagine a life lived in this home and working with all those wonderful...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is generally overlooked, but it's a great place to visit. Saarinen was the architect of the St. Lewis Gateway Arch as well as the JFK Flight Center and several college dorms. It's worth a visit.

3  Thank Benjamin-Blumenstein
Reviewed September 2, 2015

If you like science spend a day visiting Cranbrook. The bat zone, planetarium and exhibits are all interesting and geared for all ages. Every rock has a story, the Filipino artifacts and The history of us were educational but fun. The NASA exhibit will delight...More

1  Thank sarahsinfo
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen's House is one of two historic homes you can tour at Cranbrook. The Saarinen House tour was included in the entry fee for the Cranbrook Art Museum. Since only 20 people are allowed to tour the house at a time,...More

4  Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Aside from designing Cranbrook Academy of Art, Eliel Saarinen built a home on campus. Tours of the house are one of several extras that can be booked through the Cranbrook Art Museum. Recently restored, the house is a jewel for lovers of good design. http://youtu.be/Afgg9_LANBw

Thank seasonreason
Reviewed January 9, 2015

Even locals don't realize the treasure that is Cranbrook. The gardens, house, Art Museum and Science Institute and the grounds are all first rate attractions.

Thank kamabay
Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I were excited to see the Saarinen House but even happier that we were allowed to tour the entire house. We have taken house tours elsewhere where part of the house is not accessible. The docent was pleasant and interesting. This is...More

1  Thank Sharon P
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