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One wide arched entrance here has a showy carved wood frame topped by five small leaded glass transom windows. The kitchen has been remodeled from two small utility kitchens to a large, bright room in European country style with carving around some cabinets, lighted shelves inside leaded glass doors and a fireplace at one end. The butler's pantry in a Grosse Pointe Farms home built by Walter Briggs in 1929. (Photo: Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press) The owners kept the original wall refrigerator with its multiple wood doors, a 1920s Chrysler & Koppin that works. They use it for beverages when they’re giving a party. The back side of this wall fridge opens into the butler’s pantry. This bright little room has kept its original cabinets with their wide, shallow drawers for linen and silver and leaded glass doors above to display the china. The owners also updated five of the 10 bathrooms. Like many grand houses of this time, this has one powder room for women and another for men. The men’s version has a small door that leads to the library, formerly the after-dinner smoking room for men, the owner said. Outside, the brick work is unusual and intricate. Across the front it’s divided into many sections by Tudor-style beams with no plaster behind them.
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