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October 24, 1992 - Image 19

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-10-24

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Post moder Spa c es

Architect Sigmund Blum and interior designer David Goldburg harmonize the open
spaces in a postmodern home on a secluded wooded setting in Oakland County.


ood things come to those who wait", is
an appropriate cliche for an Oakland
County builder. For several years stalking
what he considered to be the ideal loca-
tion, he was thrilled when its previous owner
decided not to build on it. He quickly claimed the
secluded three-and-a-half acre Bloomfield Hills
lot as his own. It now provides the perfect setting
for his luxurious 10,000 square-foot postmodern
home. Complete with swimming pool and tennis
court, it is the ultimate playground for this active
family of four.
Since the family's previous home in Franklin
was designed by Sigmund Blum, they felt comfort-
able giving the former Detroit architect control of
their new plans. "We lived in the four-story house
that Sigmund originally built for himself, but it
was not conducive to raising a family," the wife
The two-story living and
"We left the design of
dining room area over- this house totally up to
looks the pool. The
him," she continues. "We
mahogany game table
never discussed size or
has leather and wood
style. Our only specifica-
chairs while two cum-
tions were: five bed-
berland sofas surround
rooms, a full basement, a
the black granite fire-
pool and tennis court. He
place and sit upon an
Edward Fields rug. The also had to allow ade-
quate wall space for our
lamps are by French
art collection. He only did
designer Gae Aulenti,
while the contemporary one design and we loved
painting is by Robert
At the architect's sug-


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