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Metamora, Michigan

Located on forty acres of former farmland northwest of Detroit, this three-bedroom retreat overlooks a pond and thick woods. The pinwheel plan enables all rooms to have two exterior exposures and cross-ventilation.

A tower at the central crossing admits natural light into the entry hall and dining area. Exterior cladding consists of cedar siding, cedar shingle roof, copper gutters, mahogany doors and windows, and an exposed aggregate concrete base structure.

Interior public spaces allow for an open sequence of rooms which can be divided for privacy with sliding wood and glass doors. Interior finishes include plaster, birch trim and hickory floors and millwork.


Structural Engineer: Structural Associates

Photographer: Beth Singer