The idyllic landscape of this unique private residence once billowed smoke and bustled with factory workers as the site of a shale quarry that manufactured millions of paver bricks.
Albion paver bricks were once highly sought after for paving streets throughout the Midwest. While the factory here closed after WW2, the original sales office building c. 1910 survived, and was enlarged into this unique custom home. The new areas of the home are designed to be an extension of the original building, and are meant to compliment its form and features. To contrast the traditional nature of the original building, many of the new rooms feature strikingly modern features and finishes. Custom kitchen hoods, European-style cabinets, quartz countertops and hidden equipment cabinets give the interiors a modern feel. Extensive custom woodwork is featured throughout, including reclaimed maple wood panelling and wainscoting from the owner’s childhood home.