2144 South State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
This relaxed, architect-designed midcentury modern home has been updated to be as fabulous today as it was in 1957. On the crest of Water Hill, backed by dense woods and a private lane, it feels like a Northern Michigan retreat, until the lights of downtown begin to glimmer magically through the trees. Endless windows open to an expansive deck with hot tub, offering misty summer morning glimpses of deer and fox, or winter nights watching starlight and snowfall through the pergola. The delights of fine architecture continue inside, from the cozy hearth room to the great room’s vaulted ceilings and beams. This lovely MCM home, by noted Huron High architect Charles W. Lane, has had a meticulous interior restoration, with each window, door, trim piece, floor, and light replaced or restored. A dazzling new kitchen with quartz countertops maintains the MCM spirit, and the owner’s suite includes an elegant dressing room and sleek new bath with zero entry shower. The guest bath was restored to its vintage glory. A spectacular floating staircase leads to a bright lower level with family room, stylish bath, and office, for a total of 3633 sf. This distinctive home, in one of Ann Arbor’s loveliest neighborhoods, is like no other.