A Tale of Five Cities

The historical architecture of Grosse Pointe.

Through the best of times, through the worst of times, the one thing Grosse Pointe has is an abundance of stunning architecture.
 
Recognized for its historic reputation for scenery and landscape, Grosse Pointe has grown from a colonial outpost to a community of prime real estate with the reputation as a notable American suburb.

Situated on the shores of lake St. Clair, the five communities (that make up Grosse Pointe) share an array of architectural gems – a significant architecture collection designed by many noted architects:

Eero Saarine

Eero Saarine

Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Breuer

Louis Kamper

Louis Kamper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the coming weeks, Higbie Maxon Agney will be profiling some of the most renowned work by these talented designers along with sharing the history of some of the homes within Grosse Pointe that have an interesting story to tell (to name but a few) –

  • Buck-Wardwell House
  • Paul Harvey Deming House – “Cherryhurst”
  • Charles A. Dean House – 221 Lewiston Road “Ridgeland”
  • J. Bell Moran House – “Bellmoor”
  • Sutton Residence
  • F. Caldwell Walker House
Buck-Wardwell House

Buck-Wardwell House

Charles A. Dean House

Charles A. Dean House

F. Caldwell Walker House

F. Caldwell Walker House

Sutton Residence

Sutton Residence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be beginning the series next week with 15410 Windmill Pointe – childhood home of stage actress Julie Harris and venue of the Junior League of Detroit 13th Designers’ Show house in 2000 – until then Happy 4th July!

If you have a home or building you would like us to profile please contact Darby Moran – Darby@higbiemaxon.com – we will try and feature the property.

(For more historical information on Grosse Pointe, visit Grosse Pointe Historical Society).

 

Photos courtesy of: houses (wikipedia.org); Albert Khan (britannica.com); Marcel Breuer (design-museum.de); Eero Saarinen (wikipedia.org); Louis Kamper (historicdetroit.org)

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