A new listing in Grosse Pointe has prestigious Detroit pedigree. Built by William Buck Stratton for long-time Detroit mayor and Michigan governor Hazen S. Pingree’s family after his death, this Grosse Pointe cottage looks a lot different than it did 100 years ago. The house started as a Dutch Colonial cottage; in 1935, the family hired architect Hugh T. Keyes for extensions on the house. Now it spans nearly 6,500 square feet with room after room of living space (including a carriage house). More history on the house, including floor plans, can be found here. The price? $850,000.
The house has seven bedrooms divided over the main area and the servants’ quarters. Many of the living spaces have big windows overlooking the property. The kitchen was updated at some point and has plenty of storage, but looks out of place compared to the design of the rest of the house. You’ll also find a music room, a library, five fireplaces, and an elevator. The property seems like it would be a great vacation home for a very large family. It’s also adorned with a plaque from the Grosse Pointe Historical Society.
- 7 Woodland Place, Grosse Pointe [Estately]