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Bringing Down the House

In just three years, the Architectural Salvage Warehouse of Detroit has saved 1,000 tons of material that would’ve otherwise been lost to the wrecking ball.

Tastebook

Favorite recipes usually come in a card file, tagged in a cookbook, ripped out of a magazine, or, if you’re really desperate, scribbled on the back of an old grocery list.

Personal Shopper - Stephen Knollenberg

If you were an interior designer, you’d likely know where to go for the finest fabrics, furniture, and art. But you’re not. So shopping for home décor is probably more of a hit-or-miss proposition.

Tour of Beauty

This year, the village celebrates its architectural pedigree with its 35th Annual Home & Garden Tour.

Bond & Bowery

These days, you can buy a wide-collared polyester shirt from a former disco devotee in San Bernardino with nothing more than a quick click of the mouse.

10x10_2

If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, what is writing about architecture like?

Georgian

The Georgian home, usually a one- or two-story box, two rooms deep, is recognizable by the strict symmetry of its windows and doors. The paneled front door was centered and topped with a decorative crown, while its windows were aligned horizontally and vertically in rows, never in adjacent pairs.

Five Questions with ... Scotty James

Scotty James knows a thing or two about making what’s old new again. General manager of Materials Unlimited — a 15,000-square-foot architectural salvage showroom in Ypsilanti — James has a degree in historic preservation and two major home renovations under his belt.

Interiors Designed

Even as a child, Jeanine White-Haith had an eye for interiors. When her grade school unveiled a new playhouse for the kids, she came away disappointed that it didn’t have curtains.

Five questions with ... B.C. Cabangbang

An interior designer with Hudson’s for many years, B.C. Cabangbang now showcases his personal style at his Royal Oak store, ChoZen by B.C. Opened in 2006, the shop carries an eclectic array of gift items, home accents, and furnishings all personally chosen by B.C. Recently, he took a minute to answer our five questions.

Split-Level

Split-level houses — a multi-story modification of the one-floor ranch — became popular in the 1950s. Retaining the ranch’s horizontal lines, low-pitched roof, and overhanging eaves, the split-level added a two-story unit intercepted by a one-story wing.

Paul McCobb

Trained as an artist in Boston before moving to New York in the late 1940s, Paul McCobb made his name designing retail displays and furniture.

Down on the Farm

In July of 1825, John Dix, a retired sea captain from the east, raised the first frame barn built in Ann Arbor Township.
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