Last week we presented 115 Lake Shore, the superb mid-century home designed by Carl Habermas, in 1953, for auto dealer Stark Hickey. 

This week we stay with the modern architectural approach as we explore 15882 Lakeview Court, designed by renowned Detroit architect Gino Rossetti, in 1977, as his own residence.

Gino Rossetti, son of renowned architect Louis Rossetti, who designed Cobo Hall, founded the architectural firm ROSSETTI in 1969. Early on the firm’s primary focus was working on health care facilities, corporate head quarters, and retail planning. In 1984 the firm was commissioned to design The Palace of Auburn Hills. After this major success in the field of sports entertainment, ROSSETTI began to work with clients worldwide, with a focus…

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Last week we introduced you to 15600 Windmill Pointe, the grand home, lost to fire in the 1990’s. J. Ivan Dise completed it in 1929 by for John Walter Drake, former president of the Hupp Motor Car Company. 

This week we move into the 1950’s with a superb mid-century home designed by Carl Habermas, in 1953, for auto dealer Stark Hickey. Welcome to 115 Lake Shore. 

During the 1950’s, amongst the large 1920’s residences that lined Lake Shore Drive came this splendid example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. The two-story 5,361 sq ft residence was created in the Hollywood Regency style, which, is characterized by the bold use of color and contrast often with metallic and glass accents to signify both opulence and comfort. Source: Wikipedia. 

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Last week we presented 176 Fisher, designed in 1939 by Clarence Mack – one of the nationally noted architects who came to the community to work on one project. 

This week we return to Windmill Pointe, and to one of the lost mansions. Unlike many of the grand mansions built in the 1920’s, that were razed to create new subdivisions, this stunning property was sadly lost to fire in the 1990’s.

During the 1920’s Windmill Pointe was the height of popularity, and became a much sought after area. Wealthy Detroiters and professionals had begun to select the location to build magnificent residences, hiring some of the area’s most prestigious architects to design their new homes. One such designer was J. Ivan Dise who completed 15600 Windmill Pointe in…

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Last week we explored one of the finest homes in the community, 17315 E. Jefferson. Charles A. Platt completed the classically designed Georgian style house in 1927for Mrs. Arthur McGraw.

This week we jump forward to 1939 to present 176 Fisher, designed by Clarence Mack. 

Grosse Pointe is awash with homes created by prominent architects who created multiple projects, not only in the community, but in some instances on the same street. Many of these designers created a large collection of homes; Robert O. Derrick was one of the most prolific with over 25 buildings to his name. This week however, we turn to the nationally noted architects who came to the community to work on one project (based on what that we can find). These rare treasures were…

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