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Max DePree House

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1954, Charles and Ray Eames. Division St. at Rich Ave.

The Eames, who were employed by Herman Miller as furniture designers, created this International Style house for Max DePree, chairman of the board of Herman Miller and the son of D. J. DePree, founder and former president of the company. The rectangular, two-story, all-timber house is fronted with a modular grid with repeated vertical elements. A balcony and railing, covered by the flat overhanging roof, extend across the back of the second story and overlook a garden and woods. The house was built by local craftsmen. Several additions planned for in the original design were executed subsequently.

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Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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