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The History


The Italianate style of architecture refers to the eclectic Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Romanesque approach that was developed in Germany and England in the early 1800s. It refers to a style of architecture that emphasizes symmetry in design and prominent bracketed windows. The Lyman Cochrane Home is among the best examples of the Italianate style of residential architecture, now found in the city of Detroit. You will find no other luxury hotel as warm and welcoming as The Cochrane House.


This home was erected in 1870 for Dr. John Terry, a Detroit eye doctor who decided to build his home in the Brush Park neighborhood formally known in the 1900's as the "Little Paris of the midwest". He lived in this mansion only for one year, before Lyman Cochrane purchased it. In 1871, Lyman Cochrane not only occupied this beautiful home, but also was elected to represent Detroit in the Michigan State Senate. He served for two years, but was later appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Detroit in 1873. He served in that position until February of 1879, the time of his death. He took pride in scholarship and was presumed to have one of the most extensive and valuable private libraries in the city of Detroit. Brush Park's revival began in the 1990s and has since accelerated. Recently, this unique property has been transformed into our highly acclaimed luxury boutique bed & breakfast and is now open for business. We have a list of restaurants, places to go and things to do for you to browse while planning your exciting Detroit adventures. We are happy to assist our guests with restaurant reservations, directions and would love to share with you destinations we personally feel are Detroit's best-kept secrets! 


Important Notice:  Check-In at 3pm. Check-Out at 11am. All rooms based on double occupancy, extra guest will require a separate booking fee All reservations are non-refundable. *Selected guest services require a cost. Please note: We are a private residence Bed & Breakfast with owner inkeepers onsite.  Adult-Only Venue 21 years old and older.

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