Budget Breakdown: A Laser-Cut Steel Addition Sharpens Up a Michigan Home For $85K

Budget Breakdown: A Laser-Cut Steel Addition Sharpens Up a Michigan Home For $85K

By Lucy Wang
A light-filled extension delivers greater functionality and indoor/outdoor living to a historic 1914 residence in Ann Arbor.

After moving from Chicago to the cozy college town of Ann Arbor, Sharon and Robin were eager to infuse a touch of urban sensibility into their new home. The 1914 protected-status house had a detached two-story garage that the couple felt could be vastly improved with a contemporary addition that connected the two structures.

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