Edward Loranger was one of the most prominent landowners and architects in early Monroe County, and much of the county was settled on his land along the River Raisin. His house, which was built in 1825, is a 1½ story, red brick farmhouse on the banks of Stoney Creek about five miles (8 km) north of Monroe and three miles (4.8 km) south of the village of Carleton. The house is a fairly simple and common French-style house with no exterior decor. However, it is significant as one of the oldest authentic structures in Michigan — having undergone very little modifications since it was first built. The complex includes several small buildings, while the gristmill and sawmill have been moved to The Henry Ford. The house itself fell into disrepair over the years but was restored in 1941 and is privately owned.