Thursday, December 22, 2011

Modern Architecture ~ Compact Design

Last weekend we couldn't resist checking out an estate sale at a home designed by noted Detroit architect William Kessler. The house we visited in Lansing, Mi is a replica of Kesslers own home in Grosse Pointe Park.

It is the smallest modern home I've ever seen. It's a 3 bedroom, single bath, compact, streamlined, simple gem.

It consists of 3 rectangular, peaked structures...side by side. The "front" and the "back" of the house are identical.

The "front" faces the Grand river...

...while the "back" faces the road. A brick wall provides privacy, despite the glass walls.

A lovely little garden area lies between the windows and the wall.

The kitchen is in the center of the house open to both the front and rear living/family rooms.

Unusual cupboard doors open by lifting up.


Neat inset pulls on the kitchen drawers...

...are repeated on the bathroom drawers.


The back hall gains access to bedrooms, bathroom, living and family rooms. The square with the circle in the middle on the right wall is the laundry chute.

There is no garage. A carport stretches from a small storage area to the main entrance at one end of the house.


Sweet house...and yes we did bring home a few modern treasures from the sale!


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