A New York Transplant Remakes One of Mies van der Rohe’s Coveted Townhouses in Detroit

Calling it a “director’s cut,” designer Bryan Boyer reloads his Lafayette Park home with some bonus features.

"I think of the project as a love letter rather than a biography," says designer Bryan Boyer of his restored Ludwig Mies van der Rohe townhouse in Detroit. Indeed, the New York transplant’s take on the Bauhaus master’s legacy, which includes updates like a state-of-the-art kitchen, is more an homage than a reproduction. 

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Sam Eichblatt
Sam Eichblatt is a freelance journalist specializing in design, architecture, and culture.


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