Wow what a home. Designed by and home of Alden B. Dow this is a magnificent example of prairie architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. I could only imagine living in such a spacious and FUN home. Near the entry was a sunken reception room that was at and below water level, oh yes there is a great little pond... 更多
I drove in from Lansing with my aunts for a visit. There are guided tours only. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and allowed time for pics and questions. The house is a spectacular, a must-see
It's a remarkable tour of Mr. Dow's home and studio, a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright. If you love architecture or residential design, it's a must visit.
Even though the complex is more than 22,000 square feet overall, there is nothing "grand" or enormous about it. While the studio reflects Dow's sense of architectural purpose, his use of hard angles, straight lines, uneven floors, bold colors and his patented block wall system of construction -- the home is, for me, more open, most connected to the physical... 更多
We thoroughly enjoyed the docent-led tour of this 26,000 sf home and architecture studio that was built in the late 1930's but looks very contemporary. Alden Dow had worked under Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930's, and his influence is evident. This was the architect's own family residence, and so there are many personal touches and anecdotes that reveal a... 更多
Whether you are an architecture enthusiast or not, this home is fascinating. Probably the most unique home I've ever been in with the angles, colors, sunken room, nookies and crannies, integration with nature, Frank Lloyd Wright inspiration, etc. The tour is very informative and nothing is roped off - you can sit in the furniture and touch the knick-knacks. FYI,... 更多
The tour of this home, designed by architect Alden Dow, is one of the more interesting things to see in Midland. Alden Dow was once an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture reflects a similar style to Wright's. The house is unusual and interesting, with many unexpected touches, including stepping stones on a pond and a secret passageway!... 更多
We recently toured the Dow Home and Studio and were impressed with the architecture, art, and the knowledge of Jude, our tour director. This is a do not miss for anyone appreciating art and architecture.
I will never forget my tour of the Alden Dow Home and Studio! Photos can't express the feeling of being inside the home and architect's studio, it is a wonderful, living example of human genius. If you have been to Frank Loyd Wright's "Falling Water" then you will see how this place is even a greater example of forward thinking... 更多