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Patty LaNoue Stearns


Living in Art

Not too long ago, an outdated 1950s ranch home sat on a picturesque lot in Bloomfield Hills. Today the 1,500-square-foot, two-bedroom home is no more.

Fine-Craft Crusaders

If you’re that person who thinks they don’t make things like they used to, then you must check out the goods from Detroit’s Smith Shop. From hollowware to architectural metalwork, it’s the opus of...

Sparkle, Shimmer, And Shine

Asha and Madhu Duggi are in love with their lakefront home. Not just because they can take in the scenery of East Long Lake from almost every window, or enjoy the water on a pontoon boat or jet ski and cool off anytime they want, but because they designed it...

Light-ness of Being

Detroit-based abstract painter Mary Rousseaux is a woman of many contrasts; the feisty persona one encounters when they first meet the artist belies a deep tenderness that oozes from her work. Then there’s her...

Adventures in Eclectica

A Detroit-based designer provides a glimpse of her treasure-filled home

Time for a Change

Vera and Tom Ruczynski longed for the days when they could hop on their beloved bicycles and peddle into town. The couple, who had raised their family in a beautiful 5,000-square-foot house with a pool and two-and-a-half groomed acres, was ready for a lifestyle change

Grand Transformation

When a Birmingham woman retired last year from a job that kept her traveling all over the globe, she decided it was time to shed her home and downsize to a condo in the city’s downtown area.

Nuts, Bolts, and Luxury Living

In these heady days of downtown Detroit’s rebirth, Christopher Burcham, a 30-year-old entrepreneur, bought a building on the outskirts of Corktown and turned it into four high-end condo units, including one he occupies. Two-and-a-half years...

Just Her Type

For Megan O’Connell, every day presents an opportunity to explore how the past can feed the future. The internationally acclaimed artist, designer, and educator shares space in her Detroit Eastern Market studio with mellow...

Romancing the Revival

It was love at first sight when Dottie Adair peered through the leaded-glass windows of the stately house on West Boston Boulevard and saw the wide entryway and long hall that led to an inviting breakfast room at the end.