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Inside a $750,000 Mid-Century Michigan Home

Balogh House was designed in 1958 and the mid-century gem has gone virtually unchanged ever since.

Located in the US state of Michigan the Balogh House (dubbed 'The Cube' due to its large boxy shape) stands proud and unblemished as a mid-century architectural gem. Designed by architect Tivadar Balogh for his family in 1958 the 1,905 square feet residence captured the imagination of the architectural world, resulting in the build receiving the 'Progressive Architecture award' within a year of its construction. Today Balogh House also finds itself on the National Register of Historic Places.

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

The multi-levelled open floor plan keeps things simple and geometric while the interior is decked out with some of our iconic mid-century furniture - the Knoll Womb Chair by Eero Saarinen being a highlight for us.

Rob Yallop, an associate of Ann Arbor architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent, described the unique appeal of the Balogh House.

It demonstrates modern design principles, like simple geometric forms, expansive use of glass to bring sort of nature and sunlight into the house and an open, free-flowing floor plan,” Yallop says of the residence. “Another thing is lack of orientation—it doesn’t have any of the more traditional mouldings and all that. It’s very simple and geometric, it doesn’t have all the other flourishes of early architecture.

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

If you've got a spare $250,000 lying around and you'd like to relocate to the states, you'll be happy to hear that the Balogh House is now - for the first time since it was built - up for sale here.

The sale is connected to the Michigan Modern Project, a campaign helmed by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office to bring Michigan’s pivotal role in Modernism in modern architecture to the foreground.

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Image credit : Vis-Home & John Goetz Real Estate One

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