Thursday, May 21, 2015

Douglas Dream House

This house, nestled among the trees above the beach at Lake Michigan, is my dream home. As an added bonus it's only 3.5 hours from my front door. Located in Harbor Springs, Michigan, it is near the top of the proverbial mitten.
via Richard Meier

The house was built by Richard Meier and completed in 1973. A few years ago it was voted one of the AIA's 150 favorites of American architecture. Meier went on to build many other iconic buildings that are also on that list including the Getty Museum in L.A.
via Richard Meier

The interior is 3,200 square feet and it has 970 feet of private beach. Almost no trees were removed in the construction of the house. 

via Richard Meier
There have been three owners since the Douglas family of Grand Rapids, who commissioned the home in the late 1960s. The current owners, Michael McCarthy and Marcia Myers, retired execs from Proctor & Gamble, bought the home and restored it in 2007.

Dean Kaufman for Dwell
They don't look nearly old enough to be retired... 
via Arch Daily
 Besides the links beneath the photos, there's a great article about the house here.
via Arch Daily
If you are looking for more information about Harbor Springs, check out this novel written by someone who grew up summering in the area.
Terry Gamble

You can also watch one of those soothing Pure Michigan ads about the area here.
Have you ever been to Harbor Springs? What does your dream house look like?

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous home and the view is spectacular. Beautiful part of the country.


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