Saturday, February 12, 2011
'Rose Terrace' - Detroit Edition
'Rose Terrace', the Anna Thompson Dodge estate designed by Horace Trumbauer between 1930-1934 in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan. She was the widow of Horace E. Dodge, co-founder of Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit. Following his death in 1920, Anna went on to purchase 'Playa Riente' by Addison Mizer in Palm Beach in 1925 before deciding to build the above house (which required she demolish her and her late husband's c. 1910 Albert Kahn designed house) in Grosse Point Farms, just outside of Detroit. Much of the interior was done by Lord Joseph Duveen, who was also responsible for convincing her to build the new house. Anna continued to own the house until her death at age 98 in 1970. The house was demolished in 1976.