For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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DavidC
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For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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Roderick Grant
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Re: For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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This house looks more like Gyo Obata (Hellmuth Obata Kassabaum) than FLW. Obata has not received the accolades he deserves. His residential architecture is sublimely simple and elegant.

SDR
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Re: For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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Irving Tobotkin ? What did he say ?

It's a pity there isn't more online about Techbuilt. Here's something:

https://thetechbuilthouse.com

The house featured here employs a split-level layout; this is neither mentioned nor shown, in the realtor photos nor in the curious and uninformative video.

Techbuilt had a competitor in New England in the 'sixties, Deck House. Unlike Techbuilt, a panelized building system, Deck House made use of matched (tongue-and-groove) mill decking, which is typically three inch thick material. The house was post-and-beam construction, with handsome mahogany sash and trim.

https://www.houzz.com/magazine/deck-hou ... s~80364749

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Re: For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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It may qualify as a split level, but it the term does not bring up usual images of such a house. The only "split" is the entry, which goes up and down to levels without a split.

SDR
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Re: For sale: Carl Koch house - Farmington Hills, MI

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Oops---there I go again. I was fooled by this elevation; thanks.


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