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July 19, 2018

Thursday Edition…….Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Ann Arbor, Michigan

By Sara In AZ

 

Hi everyone! Ruth has been crazy-busy with the move…and on top of that she is sick! EEK! I didn’t have time to put together a post on Sunday so we are just going to move WYBMN to Thursday this week! Now, go grab yourself a cup of coffee and settle in, we’ve got a FAB Frank Lloyd Wright house for you this week thanks to reader Susan in Boston…whose retro kitchen renovation we just featured!!

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This home is located at 3935 Holden Drive in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and it is approximately 1300 square feet. It was built in 1979 and the asking price is $998,500. It is listed by Howard Hanna, and JoAnn Barrett is the listing agent – you can see the listing here. From the listing:

Frank Lloyd Wright designed this one-of-a-kind small masterpiece in 1938 for a northern Wisconsin schoolteacher, but it was never built. Forty years later, the design was purchased from Wright’s widow by a University of Michigan professor, Frederick Haddock. The firm Wright founded to manage his legacy, Taliesin Associated Architects, chose the site10 acres of lawn and woods sloping to Honey Creek, the placement and the design itself, in accordance with Wright’s vision. Haddock House is one of Wright’s Usonian homes, designed for efficient living and built to blend in with the natural surroundings. The home is a small gem1300 square feet, with slanting layers of wood, glass, and ceilings that reach 25 feet high. The two bedrooms and two baths are warm and comfortable. It has been meticulously maintained and enhanced with a beautiful garden that nods to Japanese landscape design. Drawings and blueprints from the Wright Foundation and the Taliesen Fellows are included in the sale of the home, as is the original letter from Taliesen Associated Architects, confirming the house is certainly an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright design well-executed and maintained. It is also a unique design for Wright, a one-of-a-kind small masterpiece.

 

Exterior

 

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Living Area

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Dining Area

 

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Kitchen

 

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Bedrooms

 

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Bathrooms

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So what do you think? I know the bathrooms and kitchen are not really kitsched out, but you probably would not want to over do something like that is a house like this. I am loving the setting of this house and also all the wood and brickwork…I think it’s gorgeous!

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This post is sponsored by Real Estate Broker Adrian Kinney, Denver’s Mid-Century Modern Expert! If you want to learn more about the mid-mod scene in Denver, you can visit Adrian’s site here. Thank you, Adrian!

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4 Responses to Thursday Edition…….Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Ann Arbor, Michigan

  1. Elle Emerson Reply

    July 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Sarah,
    Have you seen Incredibles 2 yet? If not, GO! It is chock-full of MCM! Sputnik lights, starbursts, TV’s, appliances (turquoise), and details right down to the garage doors! I am probably not the first person to tell you, but I just saw it yesterday and thought of you as I noticed every detail!

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      July 20, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Elle!! No I have not seen it yet, but thanks to you I am DEFINITELY putting it on the “must see” list now! I have heard some vague talk about the movie being mcm, but now that I know it is ultra mcm I MUST see this movie! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Alex Reply

    July 20, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    Spotted a screw not turned to horizontal. FLW would not approve. Otherwise, stunning! And a rare basement as well.

  3. BobinAlabama Reply

    July 21, 2018 at 10:05 am

    This home reeks of Frank Lloyd Wright, and that’s a good thing!

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