Midland masterpiece created by renowned Michigan architect for sale


This artistically crafted house was designed by renowned Midland-based Michigan architect Alden B. Dow, known for his contributions to modern style. The A-frame residence is in the heart of Midland, surrounded by trees but still nearby all of the necessities in the city.

It was first built in 1951 for Dow’s cousin, Josephine Ashmun, who was the niece of Herbert H. Dow, founder of Dow Chemical Company. She lived in the home until her death. As a church organist, Ashmun’s main request was a space for her grand piano.

A grand piano still sits in the home’s living room, but the original structure has now been expanded to accommodate a master suite, an inspiring artist studio with open windows, and a room for pool table games.

The brightly wood-paneled home is for a single family, offering two acres with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a four-car garage.

During his over three-decade-long career, which began in the 1930s, Dow designed more than 70 residences and dozens of churches, schools, civic and art centers, and commercial buildings.

Dow’s website says he received more inquiries about this residence than any of his other designs.

For more information on this $1,295,000 listing, visit its listing page or contact the realtor Tony Lechner of RE/MAX of Midland at 989-832-0090.

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