The private residence sits atop a small hill overlooking an expansive wooded lot. A brook can be found at the edge of the property. The landscape was designed by highly-regarded landscape architect Thomas Church.
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Designed in the shape of the letter 'Z,' the floor plan separates the bedrooms from the living areas. There are three bedrooms, with a spacious main suite. A walk-out basement features another level of living space, potentially used as an office or studio.
About the Architect:
Paulsen attended the University of Illinois and then earned his architecture degree in 1947 from the University of Pennsylvania. He received a diploma in architecture + city planning from the Royal Academy of Arts.
Initially employed at Eero Saarinen & Associates during the early 1950s, he later moved on to work at Knoll Associates in NYC. In 1958, he started his own practice, while also becoming a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan. In 1965 he accepted the position of president and head of the graduate program in architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
It is interesting to note that while Paulsen was trained in the classical Beaux-Arts manner, his work was distinctively Modern.
In addition to his residential designs, Paulsen also designed structures such as Shapero Hall of Pharmacy on Wayne State University campus, the Roeper School Domes in Bloomington Hills and the General Motors Tech Center in Warren, Michigan.