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    Midwestern Modern: My grandmother's house

    lizziey Dec 1 '13 1

    In honor of the holidays, I thought I’d share a more personal architectural experience as I spend the weekend avoiding studio with home-cooking, board games, and family. Built after her recovery from polio over 60 years ago, my grandma’s house was designed in the tradition of Alden B. Dow, a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright. Given the ticky-tacky houses constructed for Dow Chemical workers that fill the rest of the quiet town of Midland Michigan, the modern house is quite a contrast. While its low profile turns itself away from the street, the interior is truly mid-century modern (with a local twist); soaring ceilings, built in furniture, and an open plan...

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