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by Tyler last modified Dec 16, 2010

This complete “gut” renovation by Pentagram is quite nice and fairly true to the integrity of the original. The house has a very interesting past. Check out the link after the jump to read more about this mid century gem. In the 1950s and 1960s, a group of young Ann Arbor modernists built dozens of homes [...]




 

 

This complete “gut” renovation by Pentagram is quite nice and fairly true to the integrity of the original. The house has a very interesting past. Check out the link after the jump to read more about this mid century gem.

In the 1950s and 1960s, a group of young Ann Arbor modernists built dozens of homes in the suburbs surrounding the University of Michigan. The Spruce House, built by local architect Ted Smith in 1959-60 for his family, was part of this trend.

The renovation was commissioned by a local couple, a history professor and a writer, who bought the house to share with their teenage son. What was so compelling about the house, and what made the work and additions so gratifying, was that it had classic good bones. Quite literally, the structure of the house and its spaces, the large timber beams, columns and solid wood plank ceilings, were well organized and simple to adapt and revise.

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

mid century modern remodel renovation plastolux pentagram house

http://pentagram.com



 

 

 
 
 

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