Author Archives: tylermerkel

Grand Rapids Magazine

For those of you who live in or around Grand Rapids, keep an eye out for the November 2012 issue of Grand Rapids Magazine. There you will find a Mid-Century Michigan article in print, as well as a write-up  in the … Continue reading

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Come make friends with Mid-Century Michigan on Facebook and Twitter for the latest info on what’s to come to this blog. Check in for up-to-date info on the latest stories, updates, photo shoots, and general mid-century modern goodness. Mid-Century Michigan … Continue reading

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Richard Neutra – List House (1962)

If every Richard Neutra home were blessed with owners as mindful as Thor and Katie, history books would have richer stories to tell. When the couple purchased the List house in 2000 from the family who built it, they did … Continue reading

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James Bronkema, 1954 for sale

Remember this 1954 James Bronkema in East Grand Rapids? It is now on the market. Have a look at the listing here. There are plenty of more beautiful photos to view.

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Alden B. Dow research trip

In late 2011, our friends at Triangle Modernist Houses in Raleigh, North Carolina selected Mid-Century Michigan as one of the recipients of the Macon Smith research grant. For this honor I feel extreme gratitude and deeply indebted. As a thank-you … Continue reading

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James Bronkema, 1954

Settled on a quiet side street in East Grand Rapids lies a time-machine from 1954. It is nighttime, perfect for gazing into the inner architecture of this unit. With its interior lit up like a showroom, there is little to … Continue reading

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Gunnar Birkerts – 1964-1966

Located on a deeply wooded lot lies a prismatic gem designed for living. Hiding below hilltop-level, is a modern masterpiece designed by Gunnar Birkerts, a Latvian born, German-trained, architect. Flooded with natural daylight seeping in through zigzagged panes of glass, this home was designed to … Continue reading

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