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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
You’ve probably never given much thought to the houses that frame the intersection of Kensington Road and West Grand River Avenue in East Lansing, just zipped through at nice 25 mph clip.
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Wednesday, August 31,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: Sure 1434 Pontiac may look humble next to its two-story statuesque neighbors, but this bungalow can rival even the grandest American house with its efficient use of space.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Eye Candy! Of the week

Lansing skyline

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Like an individual snowflake, every skyline is unique. Big or small. Short or tall. With a single glimpse you can see where a city has been, where it is now and from the arrangement of construction cranes gracing the view, where it will be ' a visual record of the past, present and future.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Eyesore of the week

5681 Shaw Road, Haslett

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 5681 Shaw Road, Haslett Owners: Gary and Carol Oryszczak Assessed value: $ 91,100 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Everyone needs a change every once in a while. So do buildings.
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Friday, August 12,2011

Eye Candy of the Week!

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Local builder Dave Muylle sensitively restored the striking duplex at 127-129 Leslie St. on Lansing’s east side with respect to the past and an eye to the future.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Eyesore of the week

1215 Vermont Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 1215 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank Assessed Value: $0 Owner says: Property will be demolished by January Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s incredibly tempting to sacrifice a porch to increase indoor square footage of a house.
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Wednesday, July 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

3917 Burchfield Drive, Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 3917 Burchfield Drive, Lansing Owner: Stefan and Tamara Farrell Assessed value: $18,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Like the lost Mayan city of Chichen Itza swallowed up by...
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Wednesday, July 6,2011

Eye Candy! of the week

5632 Okemos Road, East Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
The carriage house is a classic building type that all but disappeared in the 20th century, but is staged for a comeback. Few are as fortunate as the handful of dwellings in the Lansing area that possess a carriage house, like this beauty at 5632 Okemos Road.
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Thursday, June 23,2011

Eyesore of the Week

325 Lathrop St.

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 325 Lathrop St. Owner: Virgil Rowe Assessed value: $36,400 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Aluminum siding ' the precursor of vinyl siding ' was the spark that ignited what has become a serious preservation issue.
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Wednesday, June 15,2011

Eye Candy! of the week

Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St.

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Soup to Nutz Assessed value: $5,000 Outdoor spaces, especially in urban settings, function best and are most loved when articulated as a room with defined sides. Soup to Nutz Bistro’s secluded courtyard is a perfect example.
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