Sometimes you see a house that looks like the architect has thrown pretty much every trick in his book at it. This 1960s Larry Brink-designed midcentury modern property in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA is such a house.
Perhaps for good reason. Larry Brink, described as a ‘Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin Fellow’ in the listing, designed and built this amazing home for himself. It was probably his calling card. A pretty striking calling card too. The shape of this place is either unusual or bizarre, depending on the angle from which you approach it. But inside, that distinctive shape really comes into play. It’s a space like no other.
To be fair, it’s a design conceived to maximise natural light, with an open layout, vaulted cedar panelled ceiling, skylights and some amazing gallery space within. It’s also packed with original features, which look to have been maintained or renovated over the years. This is almost showroom standard, helped along by the plethora of midcentury fittings and furnishings no doubt, not to mention the exposed brick walls, distinctive windows, period fireplace and hardwood floors.
The space seems to be pretty flexible, but there are three bedrooms here (including a master suite) and two bathrooms, which have both been updated, along with a kitchen and breakfast room, loft study area and a private studio. There’s also a garage and a good amount of land around the place, which is said to be landscaped.
All of that for $489,000, which works out at around £302,000.