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Posted on Sun, Dec 23, 2012 : 4:57 p.m.

Award-winning Scio Township farm house blends contemporary and traditional

By Sven Gustafson

A contemporary four-bedroom, five-bath, five-building farm house in Scio Township is the subject of the Detroit Free Press' latest installment in its Michigan House Envy series.

The 7,314 square-foot, single-family home owned by Melanie and Curtis Hoff was designed by Damian Farrell, of Ann Arbor-based Damian Farrell Design Group, and built in 2000. It's listed for $1.85 million.

The house sits on four acres of hardwood forest and gardens that slope down 100 feet to wetlands and the Huron River.

Each of the buildings houses separate functions but is clustered around a 60-foot corridor that lets abundant sunlight in through large windows, which look out over mature hardwood trees. The home benefits from 187 windows that let in light and showcase the natural surroundings.

The Hoffs' children are now grown, and the couple says it's time to sell.

Read more at the Freep.



Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 12:24 a.m.

Nice free advertisement for this couple who obviously don't need it. Please....the rich get richer and the poor get poorer and no one around here seems to notice.

Ann English

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 11:29 p.m.

I had some ideas of where this property is, first thinking of a million-dollar house off Oak Hollow Drive, which is probably a newer house, but is all one building. Then I thought the houses on Delhi Overlook Drive. Sure it's in Scio Township, and not Barton Hills? On Parkridge? The Tribble house near the spot where there was once a Tubbs Road bridge is too old. But this house at 3711 Oakmore Court must be further away from Tubbs Road than the two that are visible from Tubbs. They look expensive, too. I've been on Oak Hollow Drive, across Tubbs Road from Oakmore Court, but have never been on Oakmore, probably because of all the trees along it and surrounding the first two houses. I'm glad the story about this house isn't a bad news story.

average joe

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 5:35 p.m.

Gotta give credit. From the story on this house (which is not a farm house) for the 'haves' when the owners are not on their yacht(per the story), to the stories on the homeless who would be classified as 'have-nots', this site covers them all...


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 4:21 p.m.

and why is this news? pretty please don't clutter your site with advertisements disguised as stories. thank-you and happy holidays.