We also found out who the architect was: Dean Bryant Vollendorf.
DBV was born in Sheboygan Wisconsin in 1929 and heavily influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, whom he referred to as one of the premier icons of architecture in the 20th century.
Uncovering this info may not seem like that big a deal to most folks...I mean, a quick phone call to the township office would do the trick, right?
Well...that's what we thought back in 2017 when we bought the home...but the township clerk informed us our house plans were destroyed by a major roof leak years ago.
Me, incredulously: "You have no records of our house plans on file at all? No blueprints? No papers of any kind?"
She, indifferently: "Correct."
Me, indignantly: "But have you seen this home? It's so unique, we'd really like to know its history!"
She, indolently: "Uh huh."
Me, defeated: "So now what?"
She, detached: "Have a nice day." <click>
So...stumbling onto this information that finally fills in the details about the pedigree of this unusual mid century modern home after three years of wandering down dead ends has been, well, exciting!
I know what you're thinking...all our hours of online research, phone calls and emails finally paid off, right?