Most mornings during the week, I drive the boys to school and then stop by Luann’s house for a cup of her scrumptious coffee and after that, we walk through town. We are walking for the health of it and really always start at a pretty good speed but after a while, we usually are more interested in the houses we pass as we make our way around town, and stop and look more than we walk. We always have so much to talk about, and totally forget why we are out there on some of those really cold mornings. One morning she asked me if I had ever gone up Nippising Street and I told her ‘no, not that I can remember’. ‘You must see this house’, she said.
Wow – as we came to the end of this short street there it stood. A little out of place next to all the cottage style homes in town. This one really stands out.
This house seems to have jumped off the pages of some old, long forgotten motion picture magazine or Architectural Digest for sure. I bet Mae West lived in a house like that in the Hollywood Hills. Gorgeous!
Luann told me that the house once belonged to a Dentist from Chicago, when he passed away he left it to a nephew who is not interested in the property and never visits it (I will go and check that out for accuracy though) – so we walked up and looked into every window. The house is beautiful. It looks as if it once was a movie set. Someone is taking really good care of it. Nothing is out of place and it looks in there like someone just left to go shopping.
The next day we went back; this time armed with a camera.
Because of concerns about privacy, I deleted the interior shots. What’s left is a picture of the exterior walking up from Michigan Avenue and this shot from the terrace facing, what else, Lake Michigan.
This gem is perched high on top of the bluff overlooking the beach, Frankfort Harbor and Lighthouse.
View of Frankfort Lighthouse