$3.5M Tobocman house for sale in Bloomfield Township

Tray Ling

Take a classic contemporary house designed by the late Irving Tobocman. Save the architect’s lauded lines and volumes, but strip back to the studs for exotic woods and Italian marble. Then hire Seattle’s futuristic Val Design Studio to rebuild the kitchen and the main closet. Commission Shelby Township furniture artist […]

Take a classic contemporary house designed by the late Irving Tobocman.

Save the architect’s lauded lines and volumes, but strip back to the studs for exotic woods and Italian marble.

Then hire Seattle’s futuristic Val Design Studio to rebuild the kitchen and the main closet. Commission Shelby Township furniture artist Anton Maka to invent one-of-a-kind pieces throughout. Finally, accent the house with art and sculpture.

What’s next? Decide you love a different house more and put this finished project up for sale, including everything inside. This property adds new resonance to the phrase “as is.”

Sleek horizontal lines are a Tobocman trademark, here in a long cedar swath. The owners did a massive renovation inside -- all the surfaces and art. From this angle the main change is the new garage door. Instead of solid, it's today's popular style, rectangles of opaque glass.

That’s the story behind this stunning contemporary house on Island Lake, in the area behind Kirk in the Hills church In Bloomfield Township. The house, its new landscape, its lake toys, its one-of-a-kind custom art furniture, art and sculpture are all in one package at $3.5 million.

And the owners did more than renovate inside and out; they added 21st Century innovations to the 1977 Tobocman original.

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