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James and Mary Thorne House

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1987, Norman F. Carver Jr. 4210 Old Field Trail
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

The Thorne House is influenced by the simplicity of Japanese architecture. It is typical of the architecture of Carver Jr., who is known for his residential designs. Educated at Yale, Carver studied Japanese architecture under two Fulbright scholarships. The Thorne house emphasizes structure and modular organization, and it uses factory-built, stressed-skin panels.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "James and Mary Thorne House", [Kalamazoo, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 220-221.

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