11 January 2008

The Spruce House, beautifully spruced up

James Biber of Pentagram's New York office was asked to renovate this house in Ann Arbor, MI. The Spruce House, which was originally built by a local architect named Ted Smith in 1959 for his own family, was in pretty rough shape, and required gutting. Just look at it now! I love the writer's cabin and separate garage with, ahem, a hang-out space for the teenage son. Those were not part of the original property, but they look like they were always meant to be, thanks to Biber's respect for the original architect's aesthetic. What I wouldn't give for above-the-garage teenager quarters! a beautiful job, as one would expect from Pentagram. – GF
via Mid-Century Modern Interiors

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