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October 26, 1991 - Image 21

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-10-26

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the ground floor because not all the
land was sound. We decided to build
up and have three stories, and what
started out looking like a problem
turned into a bonus."
Bordered by wetlands on two sides,
the 3,000 square foot home is
surrounded by a natural environment.
In lieu of a manicured lawn the
owners put in wild grass and wild-
flowers, and the asphalt drive goes
directly up to the front of the house
Because they are inexpensive and
easy to maintain, narrow slats of white
vinyl were used for the home's
exterior. "My wife discovered the
vinyl and we love it," the owner said.

"It gives the house a crisp, clean
look." A band of polished aluminum
was inserted to add contrast to the
vinyl. The bay in front of the house
adds angularity to the exterior, as
does the stepped back garage.
Inside the foyer a silk Oriental rug
adds warmth to the white ceramic tile
floor. On the right wall is a Max Shaye
serigraph in vibrant colors. Next to
the steps on the landing are mirrors
and a large oil painting, also by Mr.
Shaye. To the left are two small
bedrooms and a bath: to the right is
a compact study that serves as an
office. All three rooms have a lake
view. A furnace and utility room with

The setting
offers privacy
and tranquility
for the owners.

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