Here’s a delightfully preserved 1960s home to close out the week, this time by way of Michigan, that magical realm of modestly priced midcentury moderns. Located in Midland, it was designed by Jackson Hallett, who was said to have taken great care in understanding the site of a property before working out a plan for the house.
Perched on one of the highest elevations in the city, the four-bedroom measures 3,127 square feet and offers a dynamic floor plan that incorporates multiple spaces and surprising nooks for entertaining, relaxation, and privacy.
Exposed brick and mahogany-paneled walls add warmth to the two-story residence, while walls of glass and large windows, expertly placed, allow natural light to pour in. The home was designed with passive energy management in mind, so deep eaves on the east and south sides of the building simultaneously warm the home in winter and cool it during warmer months.
One of the dwelling’s distinctive period features is the incredible den that includes a rad vintage fireplace set within a brick cubby that divides the space into a wet bar and a lounge. This is in addition to the main living room, which boasts its own brick fireplace and extensive glazing that looks out onto the wooded landscape. A dining area connects to the restored galley kitchen by way of a pass through. There’s even a an adjacent study area.
The first-floor master suite occupies a windowed corner with floor-to-ceiling glazing, while the other bedrooms have direct access to the balcony. A screened-in porch only adds to the ample indoor-outdoor quality of the house.
The property, located at 1907 Sylvan Lane, is offered at $330,000. Have a look and prepare to groan with desire.