Paul Harvey Deming House (Cherryhurst) photo submitted 1996 Paul Harvey Deming House (Cherryhurst) photo submitted 1996 Paul Harvey Deming House (Cherryhurst) photo submitted 1996 Paul Harvey Deming House (Cherryhurst) photo submitted 1996
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Deming, Paul Harvey, House
111Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms - Wayne County
Other Names Cherryhurst
Paul Harvey Deming House
Property Type half-timber house
stone house
stucco house
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Style Tudor Revival
Significant Person Paul Harvey Deming
Narrative Description Cherryhurst, located at 111 Lake Shore Road, stands on a two acre landscaped site along Lake Shore Road, facing Lake St. Clair. This U-shaped, two-and-one-half story single family dwelling was built in the Tudor Revival style circa 1907. Relatively few changes have been made to the house during its history. Reflective of the popular sixteenth and seventeenth century English Renaissance building, Cherryhurst incorporates typical characteristics of the revival style such as: rambling asymmetrical massing; a steeply pitched, gabled roof; intersecting gables; decorative half timbering; and long rows of casement windows. The main entrance is sheltered by a porte-cochere in the center of one of the long sides of the U. The exterior walls of the main story are finished in random ashlar stone and stucco while the gables in most of the second story contain stucco and half-timber. The interior of the house reflects the Tudor style in the woodwork, arches, and fireplace surrounds. An iron gate between brick piers marks the entrance to the private drive off of Lake Shore Road. The piers bear stone sculptures of lions and a plaque with the address "111". The dwelling is sited in the rear half of a long and narrow lake front property measuring 150 feet wide and 614 feet deep. The north side of the property is defined by a masonry wall and wood stockade fence separating it from the adjacent single family, lake front properties. The west and south side of the property abuts a modern subdivision. To the east, across Lake Shore Road, is Lake St. Clair. The grounds include gardens and a variety of trees and shrubbery. Cherryhurst remains a well preserved and significant example of the eclectic architecture and landscape to which Grosse Pointe Farms' budding society was drawn.
Statement of Significance The Paul Harvey Deming House, one of the first year round residences in Grosse Pointe Farms, was built c. 1907 for the vice president of the American State Bank of Detroit. The property, first inhabited by French farmers in the 1700s, was also the site of Grosse Pointe Farms' first summer cottages, built for two wealthy Detroiters in the late 1800s. The Deming House, also known as Cherryhurst, is a well preserved and and significant example of the Tudor style of architecture and is one of the few remaining, unsubdivided properties.
Period of Significance 1907
Registry Type(s) 07/25/1996 National Register listed
10/17/1996 State Register listed
Site ID# P2557