Colony Farms Association in Plymouth Township is one of this area’s unique treasures with a storied history and a gentle balance of single family residences and condominiums – all enjoying the pastoral common areas, pond, and walkable streets. Some of the condos, like this one our client recently purchased, enjoy serene views of Walden Pond and the surrounding Willow trees.
Originally established in 1927 by a prominent Detroit doctor, the property developed as a vertically integrated weaving colony for shepherds, weavers, fabric designers, interior decorators, distributors, and their families. In the 1970s, the property was developed into the subdivision we have today. But elements of a farming past remain including the original barn, and Walden Pond mentioned above. Since the farm was not mechanized, the pond was dug using animal and human power to feed the crops and inhabitants of the farm. Looking out from the balcony of this condo, you would never realize that a thriving weaving and farming operation once took place here.