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October 28, 1989 - Image 73

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-10-28

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The book-filled wall unit matches the
shape of the windows. On the lower
level is a family room, with sofa and
Oriental rug, and master bedroom
with adjacent artist's studio. Upstairs,
the living room, with black leather
Breuer chairs and Oriental rug,
overlooks the artist's studio and a
magnificent view of land and pond

wall unit squares match the shapes of seye maple or mahogany. Green mar-
ble accents the floor, especially around
the windows.
the stark white fireplace and leading
The home took the construction firm
from the living room into the dining
of Wineman and Koner almost two
area. In the living room, black leather
years to build in 1987. Because of the
Breuer chairs, black leather cushions,
three levels and open spaces, the and a coffee table with etched horizon-
home is adult-oriented and not accom-
tal lines stand on an Oriental rug.
modating of small children. There are
The dining room has a modern light
no shades or window treatments, ex-
fixture with low voltage lighting; the
cept for the bathrooms, in order to en-
horizontal wiring is visible. The wood
joy the magnificent vista.
table is topped with etched glass with
Kenneth Neumann believes the horizontal lines. The Italian chairs are
home epitomizes his compulsive in pairs, where the arms curve toward
behavior to have things orderly. Bever- one another.
ly Neumann adds her vision of the
The artist's studio is filled with
home. "We wanted the house to be realistic family portraits, billboard art,
sophisticated but not pretentious. It has totem poles and collages. The studio
a touch of Africa and a touch of is located next to the master bedroom
Biedermeier." The husband adds that because the artist likes to work late.
he wanted a home where he could She says she is often inspired by the
entertain small or large groups of peo-
magnificent view.
ple. He solved the problem by having
The home was a collaboration of the
one space overlook another space.
artist and architect. The use of space
The living room faces the pond and is unique and refreshing, while the art
the 30-foot high courtyard fountain; the and furniture were carefully chosen.
interior overlooks an artist's studio. The The dramatic view is inspiring to all
floors throughout the home are bird- who live there and visit. I I

FALL '89


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