Grosse Pointe Open Houses for Sunday, June, 7, 2015 2-4 p.m.

HMA has two open houses this weekend- Sunday, June, 7, 2015, 2-4 p.m.

Michelle Agosta will be holding open 1035 Yorkshire, Grosse Pointe Park

Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3 car garage colonial in Grosse Pointe Park on a great street.  Home has large rooms for entertaining with an open floor plan feeling.  Kitchen is newer with granite counters and breakfast bar.  Large master bedroom suite and walk in closet.  House is situated on a large lot that provides privacy and plenty of space for outdoor play. Plenty of grass plus a very large deck.  This home is move in ready and just waiting for its next owners! This 3,200 sq. ft. home is listed for $479,000.



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Drew Wrosch will be holding open 1485 Fairholme, Grosse Pointe Woods

Beautiful well maintained and updated Cape Cod style home on a quite family friendly street.  NEW kitchen with bamboo flooring and maple cabinets. NEW roof. Replacement windows. 3 fireplaces. Spacious master suite w/walk-in closet, fireplace, full bath. Central A/C AND attic fan. NEWER furnace. Fabulous enclosed walk-through breezeway w/fireplace. Large basement w/wet bar. Grosse Pointe schools and steps away from Sweeney Park! This 1,813 sq. ft. home is listed for $225,000.



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Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 315 Washington, aka the Ralph Harmon Booth House.

Marcus Burrowes was a versatile artist, designing residential, public and municipal buildings in and near Detroit. Born in 1874 he had a long and very distinguished career working with the crème de la crème of architectural talent in Detroit in the early 20th Century, including: Albert Kahn, William B Stratton, Frank C. Baldwin and George Booth.

MBurrowesIn 1914 Burrowes set up his own practice with a colleague named Dalton Wells. This was followed in 1920 by a second close association when Burrowes joined forces with Frank Eurich (a graduate from Cornell University). During this era (the 1920’s and 30’s) his work on English Style revival buildings was widely known throughout Southeast Michigan, a style he also brought to the Grosse Pointe communities as part of the eight buildings (that we know of) he designed here, with all but one still standing today.

One of Burrowes greatest achievements was the Ralph Harmon Booth house, located at 315 Washington, Grosse Pointe City. The 22-room, 11,500 sq ft home was built in 1924 for Ralph Harmon Booth, president of Booth newspapers and major arts patron in Detroit (brother of George Gough Booth), his wife Mary and their two children.

Ralph Booth was the U.S Minister to Denmark and was appointed first president of Detroit’s newly formed Arts Commission. Aside from being responsible for influencing the City of Detroit to construct the Detroit Institute of Arts (in 1922-1927) he also donated huge amounts of art and funding to the organization.

No expense was spared in building, what has been described, as one of one of the most superb homes in the state of Michigan. The design is a mix of Tudor, Early English Renaissance style and is spectacular inside and out – a reflection of Booths immersion in the world of arts and Burrowes talent as a designer.

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