Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

29 Gay Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1916. Past owners include Idema, Chester.


1979 Tour, 1994 Tour, 2000 Tour


This Georgian Country Manor was built in 1916 by Chester Idema, son of Old Kent Bank founder Henry Idema. When Chester and his familylived here, they had 2 live-in maids, a full time cook, a full time laundress, and a full time chauffeur. Today's hosts use their home as a Bed and Breakfast, affectionately named Peaches. Inside the estate features many family antiques and an expanding original artwork collection. Perennial gardens surround the home. (Arch: Wmson, Crow & Proctor; fam. At 103 College SE before)

Geographic coordinates are 42.962496°N, 85.658696°WLatitude: 42°57′44.986″N
Longitude: 85°39′31.306″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton