Tucked away in Ann Arbor’s woodlands, this rustic midcentury modern home fits like a glove in its surrounding landscape. Raw wood and brown brick complement the natural surroundings; razor-sharp lines and angles tell tales of a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
Indeed, one in a stack of unfinished designs and plans left behind by the prolific American architect, this original midcentury modern home was realized only four decades after Frank Lloyd Wright’s passing when Taliesin Associated Architects put Wright’s plan into use and built a home for astronomy professor Frederick Haddock.
The 1,300 square foot wooden construction carries a grand appearance thanks to its 25 foot ceilings, opening the living room space up for great amounts of natural light to pour in through large vertical windows. Due to the slanted roof, each window along the side rises higher to match up to the roofline.
True to midcentury modern style, the living room enjoys an open plan, which includes a dining area and kitchen. The interior design of the home incorporates plenty of space for storage; bookshelves and cupboards line up the living space, seamlessly integrated built into the walls with the same wood material.
The color of the walls and ceiling, composed of brown brick and wood, correspond to the red concrete floors. The furniture has been carefully selected to further increase a cottage vibe.
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Two bedrooms and two bathrooms provide comfortable lodging, one of which encompasses a fireplace for extra relaxation. Another fireplace can be found within the open plan living space, embedded within a large brick divider.
Outside, an gracefully maintained garden hints at Japanese landscape design. Two separate decks for outdoor entertainment and leisure enrich the property.
With ten acres of garden landscape slanting toward Honey Creek, this charming Frank Lloyd House attunes to its surrounding forest scenery impeccably.