Tag Archives: buchanan
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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Buchanan Un-Sanctioned (May 29th)

Buchanan Un-Sanctioned (May 29th)

Hanging traffic lights often hang in tiny towns, so seeing one usually prompts me to roll up the windows and hit the gas. But I make an exception for Buchanan, Michigan. Sure, my heart still quickens, but not from fear but because I can’t wait to visit the town’s growing number of antique stores, restaurants […]

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Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Interview with a Fire Dancer: Shirley Myers Speaks

Front owners Joe Paolucci and Tom Hitchcock held one of their renown dinner parties last weekend, and I was honored to be invited.  The couple estimates they spend 19 out of 20 weekends at their Buchanan, Michigan modernist glass and steel weekend retreat, which suits their sons Harry and Joey, ages 11, just fine (they […]

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This Week: Front (Buchanan, MI)

This Week: Front (Buchanan, MI)

With its multiple incarnations and boom-bust tendencies, Buchanan, Michigan serves as a microcosm for the entire country, and its interesting history, rolling hills and gorgeous downtown buildings make it a very good setting for a novel (written by Empire Falls novelist Richard Russo perhaps).  Pick a time period, any time period:

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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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