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Tigerman McCurry-designed retreat in Michigan seeks $1.2M

The New Buffalo country home pairs classic midwestern design with contemporary elements


At this point, it’s a little uncertain how much work Stanley Tigerman and Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry Architects plan to do going forward after telling veteran real estate report Dennis Rodkin that they’re closing their Chicago office and planning to retire, however, there’s still a wealth of homes in the greater Chicagoland area designed by the husband and wife team. For instance, this spacious vacation home in New Buffalo, Michigan has just hit the market.

Located about an hour and a half drive from Chicago’s Loop, the house not only has plenty of room for extended family, but its situated on a wooded two-acre lot. And it’s hard to mistake the firm’s playful postmodern flair, borrowing elements from classic midwestern staples like barns and grain silos while creating something very contemporary feeling. Clad in corrugated metal and concrete panels, the house also has an industrial element to it.

One big key to the design of this compound is its integration with nature and outdoor features. There are outdoor decks and patios, but better yet, there’s a lovely enclosed sunroom. A staircase which matches the design of the rest of the house leads from a large circular fire pit space down to a stream.

This spacious midwestern retreat is currently seeking $1.2 million.