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Location: Ada, Michigan
This modernist cube of a house in Ada, Michigan (10 minutes from Grand Rapids) features distinct architectural elements that may call to mind a certain Mies van der Rohe. That’s because his grandson, who studied under him, happens to have designed the home.
Built in 1991 by Dirk Lohan, the serene three-bedroom, four-story beam-and-glass structure features extensive glazing, with each room boasting 12- to 16-foot-tall glass walls. Several teak decks provide outdoor access from the master bedroom, dining and living areas, as well as from the roof, which overlooks 10 acres of lush woodland, three of which are manicured and immediately surround the home.
Inside the clean-lined, light-filled 3,200-square-foot space, floors are laid in hardwood and marble, and walls painted a deep grey. A wall of grass bricks illuminate the foyer and extend up the floors, following the staircase. This unique home is asking $1,200,000. Take a look.