Last week we introduced you to the Tennis House, a rather iconic building located at 360 Moselle Place, Grosse Pointe Farms. This week we stay with icons as we investigate the wonderful Ford Estate, in part one of a two part series. 

When we think of the Ford Estate thoughts immediately turn to the stunning Cotswold house, designed by Albert Kahn for Edsel and Eleanor Ford in 1929. However, putting the house to one side, the original 125-acre estate, located at Gaukler Pointe, is also home to magnificent gardens, and several additional eye-catching buildings.

Over the years Grosse Pointe has played host to some of the leading, and renowned landscape architects in the United States, including: Ellen Biddle Shipman, Ruth Bramley Dean, William…

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HMA has an open house this weekend - Sunday, October 28, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Melissa Singh will be holding open 651 Fisher, Grosse Pointe

Wonderful center entrance brick Colonial in a great location. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new kitchen in 2015 with stainless appliances, quartz countertops and plenty of storage, living room with fireplace and dining room. Beautiful addition includes a bright and sunny family room with new limestone fireplace surround and second floor Master suite. Dual zoned HVAC, 2nd floor laundry, wood floors throughout.  New exposed aggregate driveway, patio, front walk and front porch with custom limestone front door facade.  Finished basement with lots of storage and possible second laundry area.  New garage door, nicely…

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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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