Two very talented men, one beautiful house – welcome to 330 Lincoln, one of Grosse Pointe’s most notable residences, designed by George William Graves and home of Cameron B. Waterman, inventor of the outboard motor.
330 Lincoln was built in 1911, and stands on Lincoln, at the corner of Maumee in the village of Grosse Pointe. The 6,800 sq ft stucco Georgian mansion was designed by George William Graves, and is a stunning example of perfect symmetrical Georgian styling. One of the most striking features of the house is the large windows, a typical characteristic of this style of home, as is the large center hall foyer, in this case a grand 250 sq ft in size, offering a stunning entrance to the residence. The floor plan flows seamlessly into the expansive living room (33’ x 16’) and a large dining room (19’ x 16’) both of which had their own sunrooms.
A few years after the main portion of the home was built, Mr. Waterman added a tudor-inspired library and games room to the back of the home (36’’ x 22). The new two-story addition, designed similar to an English Chapel, features an attractive balcony at one end and a large stone fireplace at the other. Both rooms’ feature leaded-glass windows, gothic arches along with oak-paneled and trimmed ceilings and walls. It is said that this room was inspired by the Waterman’s trips abroad and became the perfect venue for large-scale family events.