Address: 5292 South Shore Drive, Whitehall MI
City: Whitehall, Michigan
Restoration status: Partially demolished
Like the cottage designed for Mary Gerts, the Walter Gerts summer home was finished in board and batten siding and exhibits a simple plan. In his early writings on architecture, Wright argued that residences required only a single “broad” and “generous” chimney, with a fireplace that justifies its great size. Accordingly, a wide, shallow chimney projected out from the gently pitched roof of the cottage, and a large brick-faced fireplace marked its center. The house had front and back porches, a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, and servant’s quarters.