Last week we concluded our series on the Detroit Free Press Home-of the-Week recipients, 390 Merriweather was awarded the converted title in November 1938. The property is a splendid Cape Cod designed and built by Walter H. Mast. The "model home" was held open to the public, in November 1938, for one day only - the total number of visitors for the day was approximately four thousand!

This week to round off the year we head to one of the crown jewels of Grosse Pointe Park, 714 Grand Marais, designed by Robert O. Derrick in 1925. The Mediterranean style home on the shores of Lake St. Clair is one of sheer beauty.

714 Grand Marais is situated on a 0.77-acre lot with 175’ lake frontage. The house is currently 12,032 sq ft however, it appears prior…

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Last week we presented two Detroit Free Press Home-of-the Week recipients from 1936. The residences, 305 and 307 Merriweather, couldn’t have been more different in terms of architectural approach. However, what united them was that they were designed for the modern American family. 

This week we stay on Merriweather to conclude our series on the Detroit Free Press Home-of the-Week recipients. Located on this popular street, 390 Merriweather (formerly 272 Merriweather) is a splendid Cape Cod property designed and built by Walter H. Mast in 1938. Mr. Mast was also responsible for the design and build of 305 Merriweather (as featured last week).

Walter H. Mast was a prominent architect/builder in Metro Detroit. He designed and/or built over fifty…

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Last week we explored 285 Mt. Vernon (formerly 37 Mt. Vernon), featured in the Detroit Free Press as it’s Home-of-the-Week in November 1936. 285 Mt. Vernon is an excellent example of a 1930’s “modern” family home.

This week we stay with the Detroit Free Press Home-of-the Week as we take a more in-depth look at two of the Grosse Pointe homes that were awarded the coveted title, also in 1936. 

The 1936 Home-of-the-Week recipients varied considerably in architectural style, they included Modern, International, Ranch, Colonial, Tudor, Old-English, and Cape Cod. As previously mentioned, when selecting the properties for the title it appears the architect was not the main criteria, and it was rare for the name of the architect or the builder to be…

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Higbie Maxon Agney Realtors is looking for agents to join our knowledgeable team.

As Grosse Pointe’s premier independently owned real estate company, Higbie Maxon Agney offers an experienced, informative, and personalized approach to buying or selling a home. For over 90 years we have looked out for our agents and their needs - providing training, leads, marketing, support staff, and the latest technology to ensure they succeed. Our culture is team based, with a fantastic atmosphere in a superb location on The Hill in the heart of Grosse Pointe Farms.

If you are an experienced REALTOR® or looking for a new challenge in your sales career as a real estate agent, we would love to hear from you. Higbie Maxon Agney can provide you with the platform and…

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