A Family Used Its Quirky Collection of Found Objects to Transform a Historic Farmhouse

A Family Used Its Quirky Collection of Found Objects to Transform a Historic Farmhouse

By Mandi Keighran
The renovation features upcycled materials and custom furniture created by local craftspeople.

When architect Michael Poris was approached to renovate a historic farmhouse in Birmingham, Michigan, he took inspiration from the client’s large collection of found industrial objects. "When we first went into the house, it was filled with industrial objects," recalls Poris, co-founder of McIntosh Poris Associates. "It definitely wasn’t child friendly! It was all sharp, rusty, industrial stuff… but it was really interesting and we wanted to incorporate these objects along with the classic Modernist pieces he had. It’s very eclectic."

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