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September 3, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Temperance, Michigan

By MidModMichelle

Hey folks, hope you’re having a lovely Labor Day weekend! I know everyone’s busy busy this weekend, so I’ll make this short and sweet! Today’s mid-century modern home has great bones, but has been updated some. It would be the perfect home to take back to its mid-century modern roots. Have a look and let us know how you’d restore this lovely home to mid-mod perfection!

This home is located at 2600 W Erie Rd, Temperance, Michigan on a lovely 6 acre lot. It is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,227 square foot home built in 1953 that is being offered at $329,900. The listing is courtesy of Margi Swick at Coldwell Banker. For more information and additional photos you can check out the listing here. From the listing:

Wow…a true mid-century modern ranch on 6+ acres. New boiler, and new wall whole house ac, electric panel upgraded to 200 amps… wood, stone and floor to ceiling doors with windows to look out over your patio, back yard, pond, the serenity is incredible plus there is fencing, outbuildings and big pole barn to park vehicles… large family room could be huge mother-in-law suite or additional living quarters… UNIQUE is an understatement… double driveway in and out… you have got to see this beauty in person…It feels like a hunting lodge in Montana, or something from an architectural magazine… woodburners are inserted in stacked stone fireplaces which have been previously inspected for use… Office could be formal dining too. PRIVACY galore!!


(Great outdoor entertaining area, add modern landscaping and patio furniture and you’re in business!)


(Awesome living room! I’d change out those rustic interior doors and liven it up with art, rugs and mcm furniture!)


(Love the cabinets and Frigidaire Flair!!! I’d do retro countertops and fridge!)

(Needs a retro door there for sure!)



This one sure is begging to be restored to its former glory! I hope a like-minded buyer does just that!

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3 Responses to Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Temperance, Michigan

  1. BobinAlabama Reply

    September 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    The Frigidaire Flair oven and cooktop combo is right out of Samantha’s kitchen on “Bewitched”! Very cool for its day.

  2. Lyn Dono Reply

    September 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    How can you go wrong with a house that has a pond in the backyard and is located in a town named Temperance? Nice house. I agree some of the doors need to be changed and that monolith of a refrigerator has got to go. I like the windows in the master (?) bedroom. Who needs an alarm clock. Thanks for posting.

  3. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    September 6, 2017 at 9:31 am

    There is definitely a lot here to work with! Just some decor and light finish changes would take this from lodge-y to MCM. The right furnishings could really make this one shine.

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