Abraham and Dorothy Becker House

People: Minoru Yamasaki

Date: 1951

City: Huntington Woods

Built for Abraham & Dorothea Becker in 1951, this house was designed by noted Detroit-area Architect Minoru Yamasaki while with the firm of Leinweber, Yamasaki & Hellmuth.  The exterior walls of the house are divided into planes of masonry, with wood and glass panels used as filler between the sections of brick. The house is an elegantly detailed, minimalist dwelling with no ornament or extraneous detail. Visual interest is created through proportion, massing, material, and the interplay between line and plane. The house has been fully restored to its original condition, including the Mondrian like primary colored wall panels. There is a separate two-car garage with a flat roof and construction that matches the house.