Built in 1963 and featured on the cover (and in the pages) of House Beautiful in 1969, the residence of the late W. Hawkins Ferry has been quietly put on the market in Detroit. A Harvard-trained architect who studied under Bauhaus powerhowses Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer, Ferry hired William Kessler—whose former home in Lansing, Mich., Curbed looked at a couple of weeks ago—for his own house, a series of 15-square-foot modules. "I did not need much space for everyday living, but the house must be more than a mere habitation. It should be a place where art can be enjoyed in a more personal setting," said Ferry, an avid art collector who was on the board of The Detroit Institute of Art. While not officially listed on the MLS, apparently the place is asking $1.995M; Curbed Detroit has more on the history.
· Hawkins Ferry's House Beautiful Home Is For Sale! [Curbed Detroit]
· A Home For Art [House Beautiful (PDF) via Supergay Detroit]