Beautiful 1918 Grosse Pointe house is virtually original, not counting colors.


This is a Grosse Pointe grande dame of a house, a handsome Tudor built in 1918 for the widow of a banker, owned since 1962 by the same family, two generations of interior designers.

It stands as a 102-year-old paradox — on the one hand ablaze with strong, saturated colors like cerulean blue, lilac, one bedroom that’s black, one Pepto-Bismol pink. They are the work of the second interior designer here, the late Jill Williams, who called her style “fierce.”

“Fierce” is the way the last owner of this house, the late interior designer Jill Williams, described her style. But except for her spirited colors, this 1918 fine Tudor house is very true to