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Kainlauri Open House

EINO + GENEVIEVE KAINLAURI /CATHY WARD + WALLY GAUTHIER HOME 2255 BLUEBERRY LANE / OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY MARCH 15 Buy Tickets Here The homes that architects build for themselves and their families are always of special interest, as is this home designed by Eino Kainlauri in 1962. It follows the principles of midcentury style with wonderful siting on a 1.5 acre forested lot. There are large windows framing wooded views, an open...

A Tribute to Molly Osler

Molly Osler, member of the a2Modern Board, died on November 22, 2019 at age 67.  We will miss her both as an important member of our group and as a good friend.  Molly grew up knowing firsthand about midcentury architecture as the daughter of David Osler, a major architect in the field. After she trained as an interior designer, she often worked with her father on his projects.  She was...

Balogh Open House

The family home of Tivadar and Dorothy Balogh, built in 1958-59, is listed for sale. Their two daughters, Melissa and Margaret, are holding a special open house for Modernists on Saturday, October 12, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and the Realtor, John Goetz of Real Estate One is holding an open house on Sunday the 13th of October from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Modernists are especially invited to the Saturday open house...

Thornoaks Walking Tour Repeated

If you missed our original Thornoaks walking tour in June 2018, here’s another chance. Association for Preservation Technology--Eastern Great Lakes and a2modern will be giving walking tours of this neighborhood on Saturday, October 19th. Docent led tours will begin at 1 PM and 2:30 PM at 4099 E. Huron River Service Drive. The tour has been organized by the Association for Preservation Technology - Eastern Great Lakes chapter. They have decided to...

Artists in Architecture Home Tours

On September 15th, 2019 from 1 PM to 3 PM Mid-Century Modern Midland will host an event that lets you explore the living environments designed by, or currently lived in, by three of Midland’s most influential artists and their families: Charles Breed Dave Morrison Bruce Winslow Check out their website for more information....

Open House at Hammett Designed Home

a2modern is hosting an open house on Sunday, July 21st at the home of Margaret Leary and Russ Serbay. Their home is at 1056 Newport Road just north of Miller Avenue. When Ralph Hammett designed the Newport house in 1942, there were very few Mid-Century Modern houses in town to model on and World War II was in progress so it was hard to get materials, as most were needed for...

Crane House Tours

On June 29th, a2modern will be hosting tours of the Crane House. Built for Florence and Richard Crane in 1954, it was the first commission for Ann Arbor architect Robert Metcalf, who went on to design over 60 midcentury modern homes in the area. Considered a novelty at the time, the Crane House immediately attracted the attention of neighbors, journalists, and Dr. Crane’s colleagues at the physics department, who soon supplied...

Yamasaki in the Cultural Center Tour on June 29, 2019

Minoru Yamasaki, Detroit’s best-known midcentury architect, left his mark all over the city. This tour, offered once per summer to the public, explores Yamasaki’s legacy in Midtown and the Cultural Center, including stops at Wayne State University’s magnificent McGregor Conference Center and reflecting pool. Kathleen Marcaccio is the tour guide. Sat, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT  ...