Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on September 16, 1972 · Page 29
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6 (J i) f! h ii n'4 i i ; I M H n , A si t i ,i f ; i l U, ! M f ; L, Lm 'kA t J. Detroit ifrcc 3)rcss Detroit's Paper Detroit's TOON Paper eal Estate uildini SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1972 1-C PASTURE SLOWLY DISAPPEARS """ nrmrrmiY m-n hiiiiTiiitiiMmr'Miiiiwiliiiii'ir-fir'-iriti-rii-iwi-i" Helpful Notes About Housing J iff VA and State to Aid Vets . ' A new co-operative venture between federal and State agencies will offer Michigan veterans an opportunity to secure new home mortgages at a fi.75 percent interest, rather than the present Veterans Administration rate of seven percent. Under the agreement, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will provide the financing for newly built homes, and the mortgages will be insured by the Veterans Administration. MSHDA has allocated funds for approximately 1 ,000 mortgages in the first year of the program an investment of about $22 million. Some ROO.OOfl of Michigan's J. 2 million veterans are reported to be eligible for the lower interest mortgages. Landscape uith Fruits and Vegetables Plant dwarf fruit trees for a city hedge? Shade an inner city patio with a grape arbor? Use strawberry plants as a border or entrance walk planting? "Why not?" is the philosophy of a new magazine called "Yard and Fruit." Written for city and suburban home owners, the magazine promotes the idea of making any small plot of soil productive. Further, if you don't have a "plotj" you can accomplish the same results with pots, say the writers. Articles in a typical 50-page issue cover such subjects as: in-depth culture of everything from apples to zuccini, growing an edible fence (of corn and staked tomatoes, herbs, pruning and recipes for your home-grown products. Sample copies of the regu larly 75-cent publication can be ordered for 25 cents from: ' Yard & FruiS Box 6151.. Nash ville, Tenn. 37202. , ' , Mnrtiiage Bankers to Meet The first fall meeting of the 400-member Mortgage Bankers Association of Michigan (MBA) will be a Thursday luncheon session at the Pick-Fort Shelby Hotel in Detroit. Forgoing the usual practice of featuring a main speaker from outside the membership, MRA President Robert P. Lam-brecht will report on the status of "Detroit Housing Solution." Business Built on (riiarantee jdea. A recent mailing piece announcing Hie formation of a new company contained this candidate for the understatement of the year: "We thought the home improvement business could stand a little improvement itself." Accordingly, reads the flyer, six men with backgrounds In modernization, construction and contracting have organized Guaranteed Modernization Co. and will offer customers a two-year guarantee of .both materials and labor. Principals of the pew company located on W. Eight Mile In Detroit are Gordon Fisher, Gilbert B. Silverman, David D. Holtzman, Irwin T. Holtzman, Benesh Thatch and Eugene Nabat. Moves, Promotions and Honors Timothy Pulte, former director of property management with Bert L. Smokier Co,, named project coordinator for Multiplex Corp., Rloomfield Hills-based, building and development firm . . . Kaufman and t v Broad Michigan Division announces two new appointments ' moving former California-based personnel to the local division. Jack Hilligoss moves . here as executive director of development; Iouis W. Burg-ener is the new controller for i the Michigan division . . . i Thomas I.. Starkweather, who jnost recently served as senior appraiser in Detroit for New , York Life Insurance Co. has been appointed regional appraiser and will be based in Chicago . . New appnint-: ments at Dearborn realtors Curran & Jnhnson i nclude James Barry as vice-presi dent, Michael S. Laakko as general manager of residential gales, and John C. Brown as management consultant . . . associate broker Earl Partica, manager of the Chamberlain Companies' Troy real estate sales office, named to head the firm's npw Rochester office as well Jay T. Leander, formerly with Kaufman & Broad, and Clifford H. Wilsnnmost recently with Republic Management, have both joined Proctor Homer Warren Inc. ' Home Finals Across Straits Mackirvac Island, home of the venerable Grand Hotel, Is now the home of a more modern form of shelter a modular home, built in South Boardman, Mich. The modular "Yankee Home," built in the Kalkaska County plant for Edward L. Pfeifflman, was trucked to St. Ignace, where it was loaded pn a barge for the trip to the island. ' Builder Elmond Nolff pointed out that the. modular met all' building. restrictions of the island, and is' engineered for severe winters. ' Informational Booklets Available "Facts About Humidification" and "Home Buyers Guide to Brick" are the titles of two helpful new-booklets. ,Both are straightforward and relatively free of commercial content. ' The first explains humidity, relative humidity and what to look for in a humidifier as far as capacity, control, methods and maintenance are concerned. It's ffee' for writing: .Research Products Corp,, Madison, Wis., 53701, Ask for "Facts About Humidification." ' ' The second booklet Is put out by the Brick Institute of America'. While it touts brick as a superior building product, It also offers ideas about How to use it inside as well as out. .. For a ropy, send 25 cents in coin to:' Brick Institute of America 1750 Old Meadow Rd., McLean, Va., 22101. Timothy Pulte At Wabeek BY DOROTHY WEDDELL FrM ! Re Eslitt Wrllur Wabeek isn't just a place. It's an experience. An Indian word supposedly meaning "the beautiful place," Wabeek today means the original mansion and the surrounding 800 acres of Oakland county fa nd once owned by the late Sen. James Couzens and seemingly destined to become the prestige bedroom community of this metropolitan area. The entire scenario of this development starting with the acquisition of the land in 19fi8 by Chrysler Realty Corp. for a reported price of $5 million, down to the showing this week of the first housing units has been one huge extrava-, ganza. In the little more than a ' year since a sales office was set up in the mansion, literally tnnusands both prospective residents and the merely curious have been out for a look at the property w h I e h lies north and south of Long Lake Rd. and about V2 miles west of Telegraph. And how's this for a mind-boggier? An impressive number of those visitors plunked down $1,000 each for "reservations" on condominiums that weren't much more thn a gleam In some architect's eye at that point. Now, in spite of the fact that the- newly-finished condominiums cost some $5,000 to $8,000 more than originally, announced, the trusting faith of those pioneer buyers can ba said to be vindicated,, THE MODELS that are now open are representative of the vtomnwam-mmtiam--m i imn mi n mwi i . iniimiiaiil.fJWtoAI& i v Bird takes Ming over Fox Lake, golf course in background first 40 units that will be ready in Wabeek. All but three 'of these 40 have been spoken for (with money), and the builders have begun 'taking reservations on the next. phase of 92 units. The models shown to the press early this week are the work of two D e t r o i t-area firms: Woodhury Building Co. of Bloomfield Hills and Sullivan-Smith Inc. of Southfield. So far, the only builders in Wabeek are these two firms, plus a legal entity called the Wabeek Development Co., which is a joint venture of Chrysler Realty Corp. and the Kiiiiiiiinwmi'iMMi'iiMiiwu'M'iiwiir'iyiiwii-MT iiiritiiro'imiri"(iiiriii"tiY "'-iirr-i -irrraafflyiT1ftrfl Model at Shores of Bloomfield Area Builders Now Showing Fall Models National; HOME i nnrl APARTMENT MONTH The National Home Month models open to the, public are listed below in alphabetical order, first by county and then by municipality. Further information may be obtained about any' specific model by calling the phone number listed. Macomb County ' CLINTON TOWNSHIP Yarmouth Commons. Model at .18535 Capetown Ct., east of Garfield on the north side of Clinton River Rd. Multicon-Thompson-Brown Co.,' 372-4255. STERLING HEIGHTS Suncrest Subdivision No: 2. Model at .1676,') Ridgecroft, south of Sixteen Mile and east of Van Dyke. Ridgecroft Homes Inc., 264-7060. , , WARREN Boston 'Commons Condominium. Model on Sea-ton Circuit East, south of Ten Mile and west of Ryan. Boston Commons Corp., 759-4,100. . ,. Oakland County . "AVONrOWNSHIP-Avon Hills Co-operative. Mrxtel at 1424 Leupp Ct., west of Rochester and south of Avon Rd. Michigan Credit Union League Housing Foundation, 1-1)52-0800 ' , AVON TOWNSHIP-University Hills. Model at 600 Bucknell, north,ea.ft of Avon Rd. at Old Perch intersection. Thompson-Brown Co., 476-8700. . . ', y . RLOOMFIELD HILLS Rolling Acres Apartments. Models at Continued on Page 2C, Col. 1 Del E. Webb Corp. of Phoenix. This latter group is readying a c I u s t e r of 24 condominium units scheduled to be ready for occupants by mid-November. A spokesman for the Chrysler-Webb group said there were no plans at present, to open any of these models for display purposes. Wake-Pratt Construction Co. of Troy is the general contractor on this small group of condos. Of the four models which are open for. viwing, ona is a ranch plan, another is a History unit, and the other two are two-story plans. ' BASE PRICES range from $71,500 to $80,500, with square footages running from just over 2,000 up to more than 2,600. The buildings In this first construction phase are on the south side of Long Lake Rd. and sit on a hilltop that overlooks Fox Lake and the fairways of the 18-hole. Wabeek Country Club golf course. That's pretty sophisticated scenery to .ha've nut-side one's living room win-'dows. The condominium units themselves are no less sophisticated. With exteriors of brick and stained rough-sawn siding, roofs of asphalt shin-"gles shaped, colored and patterned to look much like cedar shakes, the building clusters seem o hug the rolling contour of the land. Standing outside, one gets the impression of buildings snugged to the ground. Once across the threshhold of any of these units, space seems f'A'.'.wu"w.i,ulvy I " m. Z f A ft', f Courtyard entrance to one condo to expand as rooms appear to stretch for infinite distances and ceilings soar. It's a pleasurable sensation of contrast. In units with price tags of $70,000-plus. you would expect to find certain luxury features and these models don't disappoint. ALL WINDOWS are wood casement with insulated glass. Ceramic title goes all the way up to the ceiling in tub apd shower areas. Bedroom closets are lighted. Living rooms have fireplaces. Kitchens come equipped with ranges, double ovens (one self-cleaning), dis posers and dishwashers, Every kitchen h a s a pantry in one model it's a five-by-six-foot, walk-in pantry. There's air-conditioning. Full basements. Fifty gallon gas water heaters. Two-car attached garages, drywalled and equipped with electric door openers. Metal-clad, nonwarping front doors. . The Individual floor plans have nice touches, too. In the two-bedroom ranch unit, it's a central atrium or garden courtyard that serves as a scenic view whether you're In the living room, din-Continued on Tape 4C, Col. 1 II ti j . V AM' v ) y&k&Ht 5- ' . "Hill t Mm roTOMr. I I I viuoe I II L wt.miTiKtnB. j? I T i - 1 MILf WO tMtPLtHPl I c Ir I , ! I V Hbsln Builders I J ' -A' announcing the special opening of Potomac Village has opened another section. Richly wooded lots are available for first choice before construction begins. Pulte Master Builders invite you td choose the exact tree-stUdded site. you want for your home. These preferred lots will surely go fast ... so come early. Our homes seem to grow naturally out of the terrain they nestle in. Here's luxury and drama you'd expect to find at thousands of dollars more. $40,490 o $50,490 rnpr iipiinrnPUin IN OUR YEAR 'ROUND SWIM CLUB rnbe MEMBcRonlr and community house with. . EVERY HOME IN "POTOMAC VILLAGE" ' Michigan iKlnota t fltetflli ' ' , Maryland Vlfejlnti C,4l0dfl MODEL PHONE; 851-6550 the contemporarytraditional homes' In West Bloomfield ; i GzJ Open Dtily and Sunday 1-!, Sat. 1-6, Closnd Thursday ' - "i i

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