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The Original Clubhouse

Feb 23, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Lochmoor Club - The Original Clubhouse Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 10:21am. Last week we presented 938 Three Mile Drive the former home of prominent Detroit architect William Buck Stratton and his wife Mary Chase Perry Stratton, co-founder of the Pewabic Pottery. 

Welcome to 16628 E. Jefferson

Feb 09, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 16628 E. Jefferson Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:57am. Last week we presented 70 Lake Shore a striking English Tudor inspired home built in 1908. 70 Lake Shore was sold for the final time in 1988. It was demolished in the early 1990’s and the land listed for sale. 

The Lost Home of 70 Lake Shore

Feb 03, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Lost Home of 70 Lake Shore Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at 9:16am. Last week we presented some of the grand homes, created by Alpheus Chittenden and Charles Kotting, that have been lost over time.  This week we stay with the theme of lost homes as we take a look at 70 Lake Shore. This striking English Tudor inspired home was built in 1908. To date, we have not been able to identify the architect and cannot confirm who commissioned it.

The Lost Homes of Chittenden and Kotting

Jan 26, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Lost Homes of Chittenden and Kotting Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 9:09am. Last week we explored 12 Rathbone Place (original address 17400 E. Jefferson). Alpheus Chittenden completed the English Manor home in 1909, for John Gaine Rumney and his wife Mary Elizabeth (Pittman). 

338 Provencal

Jan 19, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome 338 Provencal Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 8:50am. Last week we introduced you to some of the homes that were owned by the well-known Holley family. At one point in time George Malvin Holley Sr. owned five homes in Grosse Pointe, two of which were designed by well-respected English architect Raymond Carey. 

Welcome to the Holley Family

Jan 12, 2021 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to the Holley Family Happy 2021! In our last post we presented the Mid-Century Modern model ‘Holiday Homes’ that were designed by William F. Baker, and built by Cox & Baker, during the 1950’s and 60’s. At least seven ‘Holiday Homes’, held annually, were built and introduced to the Grosse Pointes between 1951 and 1962. 

Once Asking $12 Million—Heads to Auction for $3 Million Minimum

Dec 28, 2020 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Courtesy of Higbie Maxon Agney Realtors BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND, UK - Villa Brise de Mer has a cliff-side dining area, as well as a yoga and relaxation pavilion that overlooks the blue Caribbean waters. Villa Brise de Mer, an uber-private estate in the British Virgin Islands that’s only reachable via boat, seaplane or helicopter and that’s across the water from Sir Richard Branson’s fabled Necker Island, is going on the auction block January 5th for a minimum price of US$3 million.

Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 3

Dec 22, 2020 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 3 Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 at 8:30am. Last week, in part 2, we explored residences on the east side of Beverly Road - the even numbered homes: 24 through 44 - the first lots to be sold and developed. 

Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 2

Dec 22, 2020 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 2 Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 10:59am. Last week we started our exploration of Beverly Road with a look at the history of this prestigious street - part 1 of a three part series. Beverly Road is the only street in the Grosse Pointe communities that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 1

Dec 03, 2020 — Higbie Maxon Agney, Inc. Realtors

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to Beverly Road – Part 1 Posted by Darby Moran on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 8:13am. Last week we presented the magnificent 24 Beverly Road, designed by George W. Graves for Harriet N. Atterbury – it was completed in 1914.  This week we stay on Beverly Road, for part 1 of a three part series. Over the next couple of weeks we will be exploring the residences that are located on this special street – the only road in the Grosse Pointe communities that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
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