This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard

This Michigan Couple Found Out They Own the Last Standing Home by Alexander Girard

By Deborah Lubera Kawsky / Photos by Brian W. Ferry
The last of a little-known, thought-to-be-extinct breed—a midcentury modern house by Alexander Girard—is discovered near Detroit.

Rob and Mary Lubera sensed something special from the listing for the single-story, post-and-beam structure in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, but they weren’t sure what. It was 2009, and Rob, an estate planning attorney, and Mary, a CPA, had spent more than two years looking for a new home in the affluent Detroit suburb. On a whim, they asked their realtor to add the property to their list, consisting otherwise of historic-style houses.

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