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Spruce Residence by Biber

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 18, 2016 01:08 AM
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by Tyler last modified May 17, 2016

The Spruce residence by Biber is a pretty incredible house. “In the 1950s and 1960s, a group of young Ann Arbor modernists built dozens of... The post Spruce Residence by Biber appeared first on .




 

 

The Spruce residence by Biber is a pretty incredible house. “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 owners collection of mid century and danish art and furnishings is oh so nice. I can’t help but think living in this home would be like living away from the hustle and bustle because of the old growth surrounding the house. The interiors are a little dark but maybe they aren’t that dark in real life.

“In order to create a contemporary space, the floor plan of the house was completely rearranged, but within its structural limits. The Spruce House now has two offices and a terrace on the roof (an addition to the original two story house); a living and dining room, kitchen, pantry and bedroom on the first floor; and, in what was previously the garage, den and mechanical area, a master suite with a bedroom, large master bath and gym on the ground floor. The original four tiny bedrooms, all located on the main floor, were transformed into a large kitchen pantry, a light filled open stairway and a home theater. On the ground floor, the backyard was excavated to provide light for the master suite and to create a private terrace.”

When you read about all that was done to this home, you can’t help but to be impressed with the quality of work.

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