Home and Studio Under One Roof

Posted on Dec 18 by Christina Glennon


A steel skin, exposed framing, and a central atrium distinguish this industrial-strength version of a classic dog-run house

It's a boxcar...no it's a barn...Wait, it's Bede Van Dyke's western Michigan version of a classic dog-run house. Outside, the house is clad in corrugated metal, which gives it that rural railroad look. Inside, two separate houses are joined by a large two-story atrium. The atrium serves to separate areas of different function on either side, but it also becomes a comfortable social center for the house. Included is a cool sidebar about building this house in the throes of a nasty Michigan winter.

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