Haven Hill – White Lake, Michigan - Atlas Obscura

Haven Hill

White Lake, Michigan

Once the extravagant escape of the Ford family, this enigmatic ruin now stands as a haunting reminder of its former glory. 


This estate, once a symbol of luxury and extravagance, now stands as a testament to the ravages of time and neglect. However, a visit to this secluded haven can still elicit a sense of thrill and excitement, as one embarks on a short but intriguing hike on a paved driveway to reach the dilapidated structure.

Despite the decay that has taken hold of the estate, there are still remnants of its past glory that manage to capture the imagination. A still-standing chimney serves as a stark reminder of a fire that engulfed the property in 1999.

Visitors who venture farther into the estate are rewarded with a glimpse into the opulence of the past.

A walk down the trail on the backside reveals a pool and tennis courts that haven’t been touched since the 1980s, frozen in time and untouched by human hands for decades. The air is thick with the sense of history and grandeur that once filled the estate, creating an otherworldly atmosphere that is difficult to describe.



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