Entries by Katie Doelle

Grand Estates of Grosse Pointe

In my New Book – Explore the history of some of Grosse Pointes most unique homes from 1890 through to present day. The first inhabitants of Grosse Pointe can be traced back to the mid-18th century, when French farmers occupied ribbon farms on the shores of Lake St. Clair. Since then, Grosse Pointe has come […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 273 Ridge Road

Last week, in part 2 of relocated, we presented two historic properties that were relocated within Grosse Pointe – they have been fully maintained, restored, and stand today as a reminder of the communities architectural origins in the early 19th century. This week we head to one of Grosse Pointe’s more noted French Normandy residences […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Relocated – Part 2

Last week, in part 1, we presented two grand properties, once neighboring residences that were located next to the river in Indian Village – they were relocated brick by brick to Grosse Pointe. This week we continue the story of homes that have been relocated with two smaller historic properties that have been moved to […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Relocated – Part 1

Last week we went to Lincoln Road to review three superb properties designed by George W. Graves. Located on the same block between Maumee and Jefferson, they were completed between 1910 and 1918, in Georgian, Colonial, and English Tudor styles.  Over the next couple of weeks we would like to present the story of four […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – George Graves on Lincoln Road

Last week we presented 824 Lake Shore, the old and the new. The original Mid-century modern home that was located on the property, and what is now a 5,490 square foot contemporary residence. This week we head to Lincoln Road, and to three large properties designed by George W. Graves. The properties are located on […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – 824 Lake Shore – The Old and The New

Last week we explored “Rose Terrace II” – arguably the most acclaimed residence to be designed, built, and razed, in all of the Grosse Pointe communities. And one of the finest houses of its kind to be built in the United States This week we turn our attention to 824 Lake Shore, the old and […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Lost Estates – Rose Terrace I and II – Part 2

Last week we explored “Rose Terrace I” completed in 1910, by Albert Kahn for Horace Elgin Dodge. This week we present the story of its successor, “Rose Terrace II” – arguably the most acclaimed residence to be designed, built, and razed, in all of the Grosse Pointe communities. And one of the finest houses of […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Lost Estates – Rose Terrace I and II – Part 1

Last week we presented the story of 17800 E. Jefferson, completed by Albert Kahn for Charles M. Swift in 1905 – now a lost estate. This week we turn our attention to the house next-door – 17840 E. Jefferson, “Rose Terrace I”, completed in 1910, for Horace Elgin Dodge – another of Albert Kahn’s masterpieces. […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – The Lost Estate – 17800 E. Jefferson

Last week we presented 189 Cloverly, the Spanish Colonial Revival home designed by Albert Kahn for Julius H. Haass in 1927. This week we stay with the work of Albert Kahn as we explore his creation at 17800 E. Jefferson – now a lost estate. During the early 20th Century Albert Kahn was already a […]

Historical Architecture of Grosse Pointe – Welcome to 189 Cloverly

Last week we presented 81 Lake Shore – a grand Italian inspired residence completed in 1904, by Albert Kahn for Albert L. Stephens. This week we stay with the Albert Kahn Mediterranean inspired residences with a visit to 189 Cloverly, built in 1927 for Julius H. Haass. Photo: courtesy of Google.com. The architectural approach for […]