Entries by HMA Admin

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Architect Alvin E. Harley

Since the beginning of the 20th century the number of architects who have worked in Grosse Pointe has been vast. Many of the talented designers who received commissions here have gained endless acclaim becoming household names, while, often, others slip through the net and don’t receive the accolades and attention they deserve. One such designer who […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Old and the New: Sunningdale – Part 2

When you drive up a road in Grosse Pointe, frequently you cant help but stop and look at the houses on display. One day, having been driving around the Pointes, we found ourselves on Sunningdale Drive. Aside from the pristine gardens on display the diversity of the architecture captured our attention. While it was obvious […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Old and the New: Sunningdale – Part 1

Regular readers to our blog will know over the past few months we have profiled numerous streets around the Pointes – covering their history, many of the wonderful homes, along with the noted architects who worked on these respective roads. We have featured several prestigious roads in the Farms, along with some prominent streets in […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – the Detroit News Plan Book Homes of Grosse Pointe

Last year we ran a series of blog posts on the kit homes of Grosse Pointe. Several of these homes were authenticated, while others were identified as ‘probable kit homes’ due to the lack of supporting evidence. Given that none of the traditional kit house companies are still in business, and because many of the […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Rivard – Part 2

Regular readers to our blog will know we recently began to explore the street of Rivard – a prominent street in Grosse Pointe whose name is associated with one of the earliest French farming families to settle in the community – The Rivard’s. Rivard is a particularly interesting road, given the clear transition in architectural […]

Open Houses for this weekend – Sunday, May 7, 2016 1-4 p.m.:

HMA has an open house this weekend —  Sunday, May 7, 2016 1-4 p.m.:  Jaime Rae Turbull will be holding open 2535 Hyland, Ferndale Wonderfully maintained classic brick Tudor located in the desirable NW Ferndale on private, no outlet street. Charming features including French doors, leaded glass, 2 fireplaces, wrought iron accents, refinished hardwood floors […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 1051 Berkshire

Welcome to one of the most individual homes in Grosse Pointe – 1051 Berkshire. Not only does the house have a very individualistic design it was also one of the few residences created by the Detroit based firm of Donaldson & Meier. Donaldson & Meier were well known for their church work in Detroit and […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Provencal, The Modern Marvels

This week we conclude our exploration of the homes on Provencal. Over the series we have learned just what a unique, private and special street this is, and still there is so much more to learn. The homes on Provencal evoke a classic feel – grand designs created in classic architectural styles by some of […]