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Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Open House: Johanna Lowe’s Buchanan home

Johanna Lowe’s 150 year old Buchanan, Michigan home is one of the many country cool spaces featured in the latest issue of Chicago Home + Garden. Like many before her, Johanna, was charmed by Buchanan’s excellent, relatively inexpensive housing stock and charming downtown, which includes amazing home design and antique shops like Front, Thomas Jolly Home & […]

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Update: Alan Robandt’s Buchanan, MI showroom (good stuff)

Update: Alan Robandt’s Buchanan, MI showroom (good stuff)

This one’s for all you antique lovers out there. Alan Robandt was one of the first antique dealers to invest in downtown Buchanan, and he actually relocated there to spearhead its revival.  I would advise you to drop by the next time you’re in the area, but I actually think it’s worth a special trip.  […]

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Photo Tour: Buchanan, Michigan

Photo Tour: Buchanan, Michigan

I’ll bet I know what you’re thinking.  Buchanan, Michigan?  What’s in Buchanan, Michigan?*  That sounds like a made up name. But it’s not.  It’s a real town, and it’s awesome.  I made the drive last weekend, making my way down back roads cut through vineyards and farms, taking copious notes for this report.  Keep reading […]

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Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Brandon Nelson Art Show at the Acorn (Three Oaks, Michigan)

Ipso Facto owner and past Open House star Brandon Nelson is a man of many talents.  In addition to curating one of the coolest collection of antiques and vintage goods in the Midwest , playing in the band Squirm Orchestra and raising two kids with wife Lisa, Brandon’s also an artist who creates breathtaking pieces.

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Open House: Alan Robandt’s Italian Renaissance Revival Reinvention (Special Buchanan Edition)

Open House: Alan Robandt’s Italian Renaissance Revival Reinvention (Special Buchanan Edition)

Welcome to the long awaited third installment in the Strange Closets Buchanan, Michigan triology (it’s epic . . . and no ewoks, I promise).  After hearing the murmurs and reading an article in Chicago Home + Garden, I finally visited at the invitation of rural pioneer and longtime Chicago antique dealer Alan Robandt.  In a […]

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