Alexander Girard, House at Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA, 1947
Alexander Girard, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA, 1947 (View from google)
It is a typical modern American villa built more than half a century ago.
Born in New York City and raised in Florence, Alexander Girard spent much of his life living in the suburb of Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He moved there in 1937, opening a small design gallery and designing auto interiors as well as commercial and living spaces. Space design in this house is crucial. As an architect, Girard designed the interior of the house for his work and for his family, taking into account the basic needs of his family and designed some rooms suitable for adults and children.
The entire block consists of a ground floor and an upper floor. The ground floor has a large living room which separates the two bedrooms. Bathroom is in the north-east, and an area for dining room is in the south-east part. The living-room designed by Alexander Girard showed the natural stone fireplace. The furniture is birch against walls of pine. Sofa upholstered in dark brown fabric, with the armchair in orange. The space of the large living room is properly divided by a partition sinuous wooden furniture.
Decorative Art 1950-51, The Studio Yearbook.
Alexandra Niedermayr, Alexandre Maurel, Martin Charachon, Sonja Schneider (March 2017)