Last week we concluded our series on the work of Albert Kahn as we briefly reviewed arguably one of the most noted residences he created Rose Terrace, followed by the history of the property with Rose Terrace II, and the Rose Terrace Subdivision.
This week we are going to visit the Mid-Century Modern “Holiday Houses” on Shelborne in Grosse Pointe Farms. The Ranch style homes were designed by William F. Baker, and built by Cox & Baker, during the 1950’s and 60’s, a significant period in modern home design. The “Holiday House” event was held annually in September or October.
At least seven “Holiday Houses” were built and introduced to the Grosse Pointes between 1951 and 1962. Their design coincided with the growing influence and popularity of…
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