Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Grosse Pointes Most Distinctive Home? – 15500 Windmill Pointe Drive

Grosse Pointe is a rarity in that it has an abundance of diverse and distinctive homes. One of the most unique homes in the community is 15500 Windmill Pointe Drive, Grosse Pointe Park. Not only does it have a memorable exterior, the interior is just as fascinating – it is possibly the only home on the lake that has a canal running from Lake St. Clair into a dry dock located under the living room.

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The architectural firm of Benjamin and Straight designed the home in 1927, it is believed this is the only house in Grosse Pointe they worked on. It is also not known how many homes the duo created during their career, when the partnership was formed or how long it lasted, but we can confirm they worked on a home in Huntingdon Woods, 1925 for Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Andre.

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A. J. Andre Home – 26373 Hendrie – Courtesy of hwmi.org

15500 Windmill Pointe Drive

The house on Windmill Pointe Drive was designed for American aircraft designer and Head of Engineering at Packard Motor Car Company, Colonel Jesse G. Vincent. Prior to living in the home it is believed (according to research on detroityes.com) that Vincent lived at 938 Balfour – a spec home designed by noted architect Leonard Willeke – which was completed in 1922.

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Colonel Jesse G. Vincent – courtesy of Wikipedia

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938 Balfour

 

Vincent’s new home on Windmill Pointe was created in the English Tudor style. The three-story 5,256 sq ft home is constructed of brick and masonry with a slate roof, and handsome copper gutters. The home contains many unique features. Extensive wood floors along with wood paneling is present in several rooms on the first floor, including the dining room (21’ x 15’) and the superb living room (20’ x 33’), which also features a sizable stone fireplace and a partially paneled balcony.

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Grosse Pointe is “Open” this weekend

Along with our Open house’s, Grosse Pointe Public Schools are also open this Sunday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m.

HMA has two open houses this weekend—Sunday, November 15, 1-4 p.m.:

 

Dennis Andrus will be holding open 6 Dodge Place, Grosse Pointe

This is an exquisite Blake & Co., with many custom features, home situated on a private drive!  Views of Lake St. Clair! Floor to ceiling windows and lovely bays!  Beautiful hardwood floors!  Spacious kitchen leads into bright and cheery family room! Lower level recreation room with full bath and lots of good storage! Newer bluestone patios!  Professionally maintained inside and out! Generator Back-Up!  Access to City and Farms Parks!  This 6,200 sq. ft. home is listed for $899,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/UwlTW

 

 

 

Kurt Drettmann will be holding open 1245 Three Mile, Grosse Pointe Park

Remarkable classic English Tudor with old world charm and many modern updates located on spectacular deep lot in the heart of GPP. Custom solid mahogany door, trim and original doors and hardware throughout. Large dining room and living room with stunning limestone fireplace and dramatic staircase. Screened in porch off formal library with built-in book cases and hardwood floor. Awesome family home with large bedrooms and updated bathrooms. Third floor living area with bedroom, bathroom, and living room. This 4,027 sq. ft. home is listed for $495,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/UwmYW

 

We look forward to seeing you!

For more detail on Grosse Pointe Public School Open House visit: http://ow.ly/UwnET

 

 

 

Continuing with Tradition

The more things change…the more things stay the same. As the world around us constantly evolves Higbie Maxon Agney understands the importance of continuing with tradition.

Jaime Rae TurnbullWe would like to announce Jaime Rae (Agney) Turnbull’s transition to a leadership role within the company. Under Kay Agney’s mentorship Jaime Rae is working closely with her mother on marketing, as well as recruiting new agents. Jaime Rae will also share management duties with Kay, her primary goal being to expand the business to reach more clients throughout southeast Michigan, as well as resort locations.

Jaime Rae is a very successful selling agent in her own right, selling luxury properties throughout Michigan as well as exotic locations worldwide.

Under the leadership of Kay Agney, Jaime Rae Turnbull and the team of associates, Higbie Maxon Agney remains in good hands, driving the company forward, while continuing to maintain the traditional values that remained so dear to Hugo S. Higbie – integrity, heritage and lifestyle.

 

 

Welcome to 355 Lincoln, Grosse Pointe City.

Probably one of Grosse Pointes most beautiful homes, 355 Lincoln has a storied history and is looking for a hero to return it to its former glory.

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The 8,733 sq ft English manor was built in 1913 and it is one of Grosse Pointe City’s largest and oldest homes. This is a rare gem with sunning woodwork, decorative carved limestone, plaster and multiple grand fireplaces. The house has many graceful rooms and features include a superb library with an 18’ barrel shaped ceiling with a choir loft leading to a balcony, and a ballroom sized living room.

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The garden was one of the first in Michigan to be designed by nationally renowned landscape architect Ellen Shipman. Originally from New York Shipman was also responsible for the wonderful gardens at Rose Terrace, 99 Lothrop, and Lake Terrace.

Despite needing significant restoration and renovation, the next owner of 355 Lincoln will have the opportunity to save what is arguably one of the most beautiful and unique homes in the Grosse Pointe’s.

Please click here to view the complete range of photo’s of this extraordinary home.

 

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Grosse Pointe Open Houses for this weekend – November 1, 2015

HMA has two open houses this weekend—Sunday, November 1, 2015  2-4 p.m.:

Melissa Dagher Singh will be holding open 29807 Gloria, St. Clair Shores

3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH ON A 1/4 ACRE LOT. FEATURES INCLUDE UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEWER STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. FAMILY ROOMS WITH NATURAL FIREPLACE OPENS TO A LARGE BACK YARD WITH PATIO. OUTSTANDING NEIGHBORHOOD! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE! This 1,361 sq. ft. home is listed for $169,900.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/TIKR0

 

 

Jan Ryndress McLellan will be holding open 2080 Norwood, Grosse Pointe Woods

Lovely, well maintained 3 bedroom/1.5 bath colonial in Grosse Pointe Woods. Open floor plan with kitchen wall removed to dining room. Good size bedrooms. Partially finished basement. Private backyard with deck off kitchen/dining room for easy entertaining. This 1,334 sq. ft. home is listed for $169,900.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/TILxx

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Grosse Pointe Open Houses for this weekend – October 25, 2015

HMA has two open houses this weekend—Sunday, October 25, 2015 2-4 p.m.:

Melissa Dagher Singh will be holding open 29807 Gloria, St. Clair Shores

3 BEDROOM BRICK RANCH ON A 1/4 ACRE LOT. FEATURES INCLUDE UPDATED KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, NEWER STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. FAMILY ROOMS WITH NATURAL FIREPLACE OPENS TO A LARGE BACK YARD WITH PATIO. OUTSTANDING NEIGHBORHOOD! THIS ONE IS A MUST SEE! This 1,361 sq. ft. home is listed for $169,900.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/TIKR0

 

 

Jan Ryndress McLellan will be holding open 2080 Norwood, Grosse Pointe Woods

Lovely, well maintained 3 bedroom/1.5 bath colonial in Grosse Pointe Woods. Open floor plan with kitchen wall removed to dining room. Good size bedrooms. Partially finished basement. Private backyard with deck off kitchen/dining room for easy entertaining. This 1,334 sq. ft. home is listed for $169,900.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/TILxx

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

 

Higbie Maxon Agney – Meet The Team

The more things change… the more things stay the same.

Higbie Maxon Agney has been helping you discover the lifestyle of Grosse Pointe for 86 years.

Meet the Team:

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Higbie Maxon Agney Celebrates With The Grosse Pointe News

As part of the Grosse Pointe News 75 Anniversary celebration, they ran an excellent feature profiling organizations in the Pointes that have been around at least 75 years.

Having just celebrated our 86th anniversary we were part of the feature section. We are very excited about continuing with our strong tradition, adding new agents, growing our customer base, while helping families find the perfect home for their lifestyle.

The full article is below.

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Grosse Pointe Open Houses for this weekend – October 11, 2015

HMA has an open house this weekend—Sunday, October 11, 2015 2-4 p.m.:

 

Kurt Drettmann will be holding open 1245 Three Mile, Grosse Pointe Park

Remarkable classic English Tudor with old world charm and many modern updates located on spectacular deep lot in the heart of GPP. Custom solid mahogany door, trim and original doors and hardware throughout. Large dining room and living room with stunning limestone fireplace and dramatic staircase. Screened in porch off formal library with built-in book cases and hardwood floor. Awesome family home with large bedrooms and updated bathrooms. Third floor living area with bedroom, bathroom, and living room. This 4,027 sq. ft. home is listed for $495,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/TdpGm

 

We look forward to seeing you!

For a full list of this weekend’s Open House’s visit: http://ow.ly/OfcZr

 

Grosse Pointe Open Houses for this weekend – October 4, 2015 2-4 p.m.

HMA has Four open houses this weekend—Sunday, October 4, 2015 2-4 p.m. :

 

Melissa Dagher Singh will be holding open 22948 Gary Lane, St. Clair Shores

Perfect Lakeshore Village condo. Clean and ready to move in.  H/W floors throughout and all refinished.  Freshly painted and new furnace in 2015.  Assn fee includes snow removal, lawn maintenance, exterior maintenance, trash removal, pool, tennis and clubhouse w/ gym.  Must be owner occupied for at least 2 years before being rented out.  Pets allowed. This 896 sq. ft. condo is listed for $69,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/SWdtX

 

 

Michelle Agosta will be holding open 16474 Norfolk #323, Macomb Township

*Meticulously maintained 2nd Floor Condo*  Large Kitchen w/wood cabinets & tumbled stone backsplash, open eat-in counter, cathedral ceilings, Dining and Great Room w/Fireplace, 2 large Bedrooms w/walk-in closets, 2 Full Bathrooms feature new granite counters, Master Bedroom has private bath, walk in closet & door to balcony! This 1,632 condo is listed for $149,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/SWf52

 

 

Darlene D’Amico will be holding open 56626 Sunset, Shelby Township

FANTASTIC NEW CONDO LISTING IN SHELBY TOWNSHIP! Nestled in the Cascades of Stoney Creek. Desirable END UNIT with windows galore! Move in ready. Neutrally decorated, 2 bedroom 2.5 bath condo has an open kitchen with additional cabinets, French doors to balcony. Huge Master. Pet free owner. However, pets are welcome. WALK them to Stoney Creek. Two car attached garage with ample storage. Award winning Utica Community Schools. Minutes from M-53, Target and Rochester. Shows like a model, Must see. Won’t last. This 1,418 sq. ft. condo is listed for $165,000.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/SWeeT

 

 

Jan Ryndress McLellan will be holding open 318 McMillan, Grosse Pointe Farms

Beautiful 2,300 sq. ft. center entrance Colonial located in Grosse Pointe Farms.  3 bedrooms (could be 4th if master bedroom closet is converted back to bedroom) and 2 1/2 baths.  Newer sunny master bedroom addition with large spa like bath.  Nice family room overlooking private backyard with brick patio.  2 fireplaces including one in finished basement.  Terrific Home! This 2,300 sq. ft. home is listed for $342,900.

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For more detail visit: http://ow.ly/SWhia

 

We look forward to seeing you!

For a full list of this weekend’s Open House’s visit: http://ow.ly/OfcZr