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Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Interior Views Mid Century Modern


Imaginatively woven into the natural environment and surrounding pond, the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio elicits you to question, peek around corners and travel on unknown paths. It draws you into rooms of diverging angles, soaring roof lines, brilliant color, abundant natural light, and geometric patterns. The integration of building and site truly exemplify Mr. Dow’s definition of organic architecture as the idea that “…gardens never end and buildings never begin.” Designed and built in a small, conservative, Midwestern town amidst the Great Depression, the Home and Studio challenges your idea of the built environment. The Home and Studio reflects Alden B. Dow’s desire to redefine buildings, merging form and function for the ultimate experience. Experience, enjoy and discover an innovative definition of mid-20th Century modern architecture.

The grandeur of the main living room is hard to capture in a single photo.
Dow belived that kids should be encouraged to play as much as possible.
This is the drafting room in the Dow studio.
The drafting room is austere, though well lit and full of impressive joinery.
Alden B. Dow and his wife Vada at home in the 1930s.
The Dows loved to host and their massive living and dining room had ample space for parties.
Dow Chemical put Midland on the map, but architect and local scion Alden B. Dow made it the most modern town in...