Sept. 7 2011
You’ve probably never given much thought to the houses that frame the intersection of Kensington Road and West Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, just zipped through at nice 25 mph clip
Aug. 31 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Sure 1434 Pontiac may look humble next to its two-story statuesque neighbors, but this bungalow can rival even the grandest American house with its efficient...
Aug. 24 2011
Like an individual snowflake, every skyline is unique. Big or small. Short or tall. With a single glimpse you can see where a city has been, where it is now and from the arrangement of construction cranes...
Aug. 17 2011
Property: 5681 Shaw Road, Haslett Owners: Gary and Carol Oryszczak Assessed value: $ 91,100 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Everyone needs...
Aug. 12 2011
Local builder Dave Muylle sensitively restored the striking duplex at 127-129 Leslie St. on Lansing’s east side with respect to the past and an eye to the future
Aug. 3 2011
Property: 1215 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank Assessed Value: $0 Owner says: Property will be demolished by January Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s incredibly...
July 13 2011
Property: 3917 Burchfield Drive, Lansing Owner: Stefan and Tamara Farrell Assessed value: $18,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Like the...
July 6 2011
The carriage house is a classic building type that all but disappeared in the 20th century, but is staged for a comeback. Few are as fortunate as the handful of dwellings in the Lansing area that possess...
June 23 2011
Property: 325 Lathrop St. Owner: Virgil Rowe Assessed value: $36,400 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Aluminum siding the precursor of vinyl...
June 15 2011
Property: Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Soup to Nutz Assessed value: $5,000 Outdoor spaces, especially in urban settings, function best and are most loved when articulated...
June 2 2011
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer the best time of year to enjoy a truly American architectural form: the front porch. The front porch was popularized during the century following...
May 25 2011
Property: 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: James Hornberger Jr. Assessed value: $22,000 Owner says: Demolition is coming Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The word is, this lovely...
May 19 2011
Eye candy of the week Property: 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Owner: Central United Methodist Church Assessed value: $0 Misconceived notions can have damaging effects. In the name of energy efficiency,...
May 11 2011
Property: 534 S. Magnolia Ave., Lansing Assessed value: $19,500 Owner: Richard Arrington Taxpayer: Thomas Arrington Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn...
May 5 2011
Soaring a half-story above its neighbors at 204 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town, this red-brick gem is hard to miss. With highly decorative masonry and intricate detailing, this Romanesque revival style...
April 27 2011
Property: Red Cedar Golf Course “club house,” 203 S. Clippert St., Lansing Owner: City of Lansing Assessed value: Unknown Owner says: “Planning alternative uses for the park club house...
April 20 2011
Have you ever heard that strange and wondrous-sounding word, “Usonion?” I’d be surprised if you did. But it is much more likely you’ve heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. You might even...
April 13 2011
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two...
April 6 2011
In the 19th century, it was common practice to move a building sometimes more than once from one place to another. It was ordinary to see a building sliced in parts and moved piece by piece to a new...
March 31 2011
Property: 120 W. Church St., Williamston Owner: Stanley and Margaretta Freburg Assessed value: $61,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This...

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