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Lyle Antieau House (William Vescolani House)

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William Vescolani House
1982, Allegretti Architects; 2004 addition. 4 Ridgeway Dr.

From small balconies, large sweeping decks, portholes, and ribbons of windows, this dunes beach house offers views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River Yacht Basin. A grain silo–like stairwell connects all five stories at the core of the building. In its stratification and in its provision for uninterrupted views, the house is like a version of Schindler's Lovell Beach House of fifty years earlier. The influence of Le Corbusier is evident here, especially in the rear of the house. In 2004 a one-story addition was placed on the house's southwest side.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Lyle Antieau House (William Vescolani House)", [St. Joseph, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 230-230.

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