Welcome to Oakewood Cottage

Making our community a better place!

About Us


Who We Are

Ken and Melody Klemmer (far left and center), preservationists and owners of Oakewood Cottage since 2013, are actively engaged in its never-ending restoration and love sharing its story with the community.



Oakewood Cottage, on the Michigan Register of Historic Places and a Farmington Hills Historic District, is also known as the "Edward Beals House" and was designed by Emily Helen Butterfield (1884-1958), the first female architect licensed in Michigan.  It was the centerpiece of one of the first Detroit exurb developments, Oaklands Subdivision. Click the "Emily" tab for more about this remarkable woman.


Thank You

Whether you help through monetary donations, attending a tour, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals of preservation of this landmark and the promotion of Emily Helen Butterfield, pictured teaching the art of painting in 1947, without the help of supporters like you. 

Contact Us

Oakewood Cottage

31805 Bond Boulevard, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA

Interested in a visit?

Oakewood is a private residence and available for tours only at the sole discretion of the owners.  Please use the contact form for more information.  Please do NOT enter the property without permission, although you are welcome to photograph from the street and walking trail.  Oakewood is not ADA accessible.

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