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December 12, 2017

Michigan has more than its fair share of excellent mid century modern architecture - and we love it! South West Michigan is home to not one but TWO Frank Lloyd Wright designed communities, one here in Kalamazoo (Parkwyn Village) and one in nearby Galesburg (The Acres). 

In June 2016, the Eppstein house at the Acres was purchased by Marika Broere and Tony Hillebrandt, a Dutch couple based near Toronto, Canada. A total restoration of the home has been going on for the past 18 months and it is now available to rent through...

December 8, 2017

Imagine an architectural theme park made up of incredible homes designed by George Nelson, Paul Rudolph, Alden Dow and Buckminster Fuller. In 1956, that dream nearly became a reality. Naturally, we were intrigued. Read on to learn more about this project, and stay tuned to see how we bring one of the homes to life.

In 1956 a foundation was set up in Grand Rapids, MI, to plan and build an 'outside museum of houses' showcasing cutting-edge trends in architecture, construction and home goods. Called the 'Homestyle Center', the...

June 19, 2017

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to have a private tour of the Corbusierhaus in Berlin. Designed by Le Corbusier according to his principles of Unité d'Habitation, this structure has a fascinating history. It's also one of the few Corbusier structures that you can tour, despite the fact that it remains a residential property. 

Following World War II, Berlin's citizens were in desperate need of accommodation. The Interbau International Building Exhibition was one way to deal with the housing shortage, and the likes of...

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