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Former U-M athletic director Dave Brandon lists $7M home ‘Ever After’ for sale

May 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR TWP, MI — Former University of Michigan athletic director has listed his Ann Arbor Township home for sale at a price of $6.95 million.

The 9,648-square-foot house was built in 1998 and sits on 4.58 acres of land. It is located at 660 Barton Shore Drive.

The house was listed last week and, according to realtor.com, is the highest priced home on the market in Ann Arbor. The house is listed by Elizabeth Brien of Reinhart Realtors.

Brien said the house – known as “Ever After” – is truly a one-of-a-kind home for the area and one that was meticulously designed.

“It’s a timelessly designed house,” Brien said. “I see a lot of houses and I see a lot of big houses. This is unparalleled.”

Don and Todd Young were the architects for the house, according to Brien, who said they spent three years building the house. The architects took a trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright home “Fallingwater” to gather inspiration for the design and flow.

Brien said that dedication and attention to detail is what sets this house apart.

“I’ve seen a lot of houses (in her career) and this one is unmatched with anything that I’ve seen out there because of the design and the flow and the living comfortability of it,” Brien said.

The six bedroom home features seven full bathrooms and five half-baths. The house also has a five-stop elevator and a two-floor garage.

Every room in the house has windows with views of either the Barton Pond or the surrounding natural elements. The tree lines mark a natural barrier and provide privacy for the house too.

Brien said the house is truly made for entertaining and hosting large gatherings. With an indoor movie theater, enclosed hot tub, sauna, multiple outdoor terraces and billiards room, the house has all the bells and whistles to host a party or visiting family.

“It’s unparalleled. It’s breathtaking. They spent a very considerable amount of time designing this house for this site,” Brien said.

To view the listing for the home, click here.

Brandon resigned from U-M in October 2014 amidst a handful of controversies surrounding the athletics department. Following his resignation, it was also revealed that Brandon would receive a $3 million buyout from the university paid out over the course of four years.

Following the resignation, Brandon was named CEO of Toys ‘R’ Us in June 2015. Public records show Brandon now has a New York City address.

Matt Durr is a business reporter for The Ann Arbor News. Email him at mattdurr@mlive.com or follow him on Twitter.

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