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Last week we presented 15324 Windmill Pointe, a splendid French styled home by Wallace Frost, designed in 1927, situated on the original site of the Windmill of Windmill Pointe.

This week we turn our attention to a rather iconic building located at 360 Moselle Place, Grosse Pointe Farms – welcome to the Tennis House.

Nestled on a quiet street the Tennis House is a rather rare and fascinating building. Many people know about it, for some this will the first time they have heard of it, while others have had the privilege of playing tennis in it. It is a little piece of Grosse Pointe history that has an interesting story to tell. Tennis House photos courtesy of: Grosse Pointe Historical Society.

Grosse Pointe has so many rare and intriguing

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Last week we concluded our two part series on the magnificent homes in Grosse Pointe that were once owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hewitt Brown, a prominent family in the community. Over the two posts we featured 300 Lincoln, 380 Neff, and 4 Lake Court – a superb French-styled mansion.

This week we stay with the French architectural approach and introduce you to a magnificent home on Lake St. Clair – welcome to 15324 Windmill Pointe.

Completed in 1927, this splendid 9,931 sq ft home is situated on over an acre of land on the original site of the Windmill of Windmill Pointe. Noted architect Wallace Frost designed it for Ross W. Judson, the founder of Continental Motor Company. Photo courtesy of Grosse Pointe Historical Society.

15324 Windmill

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Explore GP Grosse Pointe Community Open House

HMA has two open houses this weekend - Sunday, October 14, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Jaime Rae Turnbull will be holding open 409 Calvin, Grosse Pointe Farms

Charming brick tudor-style bungalow in desirable Grosse Pointe Farms location! Spacious living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage! Large Master with sitting room and half bath. Fabulously maintained home with stunning wood floors, coved ceilings, three season sun room, patio and nicely landscaped yard for entertaining! Finished basement with full bath and laundry room. Convenient location with walking distance to schools, dining and shopping! This 1,322 sq. ft. home is listed for $265,000.

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Last week we introduced you to 300 Lincoln, one of the magnificent homes in Grosse Pointe that was once owned by Mr. Edwin Hewitt Brown, and his wife Olive, a prominent family in the community. 

This week we continue with the story of the Brown family and the two other residences they resided at – 4 Lake Court (built 1926) and 380 Neff Road (built 1928). 

Having commissioned George W. Graves, in 1915, to create an impactful home at 300 Lincoln it appears Edwin H. Brown set upon a new residential project in Grosse Pointe, close to the shores of Lake St. Clair – 4 Lake Court. Having already worked with a high caliber architect Brown turned to another stellar designer, one of Grosse Pointe’s finest, Robert O. Derrick. 

Much of O. Derrick’s work

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Last week we introduced you to 187 Irvine Lane, the spectacular residence created by Robert O. Derrick for prominent Detroit attorney Sidney T. Miller Jr.

This week, in the first of our two part series, we would like to present one of the magnificent homes in Grosse Pointe that was once owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hewitt Brown, a prominent family in the community.  Welcome to 300 Lincoln.

The Brown’s took up residence in Grosse Pointe in 1915. Edwin H. Brown was born in Chicago in 1879. In 1907 he married Olive Marie McIntosh (born in Cleveland, 1883). Brown was a senior manager in the Detroit office of the Aluminum Company of America. He then took the position of vice president and treasurer of The General Aluminum and Brass Castings Company of

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HMA has an open house this weekend - Sunday, September 30, 2018 2-4 p.m. 

Ashley Jolley will be holding open 1120 Buckingham, Grosse Pointe Park

Beautiful 5 bedroom, 31/2 bath Tudor. Timeless leaded glass windows, ornate plaster details and pristine wood-trim throughout. A light filled uniquely designed Kitchen with high end appliances, fireplace and open floor plan. This home offers plenty of closet space, fenced yard with automatic gate at drive and sprinklers, home is equipped with commercial grade WIFI system throughout. This 3,400 sq. ft. home is listed for $635,000. 

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Last week we introduced you to 17620 E. Jefferson, the former home of nationally recognized architect Frank C. Baldwin, built in 1907. In 1911 Dr. Fred T. Murphy purchased the house, and subsequently hired influential Grosse Pointe architect Robert O. Derrick to make extensive alterations, adding a large two-storied library to the property.

This week we stay with Robert O. Derrick’s work and visit the home he designed for Sidney T. Miller Jr., in 1949, 187 Irvine Lane.

Sidney T. Miller Jr. was a prominent attorney in Detroit. A Harvard Law School graduate he was the third member of the Miller family to work for the prestigious firm of Miller Canfield. Having joined as an associate in 1921 he made partner in 1923. The firms name was then

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Over the past couple of weeks we have been exploring the homes that were part of the grand Fredrick Moulton Alger estate. The original home designed by William Stratton and Frank C. Baldwin (17700 E. Jefferson, designed in 1908), and the guesthouse (1 Island Lane), designed in 1925 by Stratton and Snyder.

This week we move to the house located next door to the Alger estate, and introduce the home of one of the architects’ mentioned above – Frank C. Baldwin. Located at 17620 E. Jefferson, the home, also known as “the Hedges”, was built in 1907, having been designed by Baldwin himself, and his partner William Stratton. Image courtesy of: Tonnancour, Volume 1. 

Unlike the Frederick Alger home (the innovative, ahead of its time neighbor), the

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Last week we presented the former home of Frederick Moulton Alger, “By-Way”, located at 17770 East Jefferson. The property was one of the grand estates of Grosse Pointe that has been lost over time, having been demolished and the land subdivided for new homes.

While the original house is now gone there is a home, which was part of the original estate, that still exists today, albeit with extensive alterations and an addition - welcome to 1 Island Lane.

Island Lane is a quiet dead end street in Grosse Pointe. It is located off of Jefferson Avenue, between Alger Place and Dodge Place. 1 Island Lane is at the end of the street. It was built, in 1925, as a guesthouse to what was once part of the large Alger residence that had been designed by

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HMA has two open houses this weekend - Sunday, September 9, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Heather Ulku will be holding open 707 Lakepointe, Grosse Pointe Park

Traditional center entrance Colonial tucked in the charming below Jefferson community. Featuring 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths, both family and living room have natural fireplaces, lovely patio over look beautiful backyard. Updated kitchen and new bath. This 2,560 sq. ft. home is listed for $495,000.

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Melissa Singh will be holding open 409 Calvin, Grosse Pointe Farms

Charming brick Tudor-style bungalow in desirable Grosse Pointe Farms location! Spacious living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage! Large Master with

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