Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 010-011 Creator
Smith, Kay, 1925- Institution
Bloomfield Township Public Library Subject
Architecture, Domestic -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Townshp Subject
Yamasaki, Minoru, 1912- Subject
Bloomfield Township (Mich.) Item Number
part of 'Bloomfield Blossoms' by Kay Smith Type
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THE RISING, THE IMPORTANT, THE FAMOUS
Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham
run an entire gamut in terms of one-family residences.
Pleasant little houses in quiet neighborhoods are very
much in demand. Larger homes in thoughtfully developed
subdivisions ring the boundaries, and in the center of the
Township, in a long band stretching from Adams Road on
the east to Inkster on the west live two groups of people
whose homes and style of living are as important to them
as are their achievements.
One segment is the upward moving young exe~utive
whose progress up the 'stepping stones' referred to in a
1960's article in Fortune magazine, from one community
and one type of house to another, better one, parallels
his progress from responsibility to responsibility in his
The other is the group who've reached their goals and can
afford not only the best land, the best architects and superb
construction, but those elusive commodities the very great
and the very rich cherish --privacy and anonimity.
Both sets of people set high standards for themselves,
reflected in their homes.
Examples of the work of six world-famous architects and
many good local ones are found in this center section. One
of the six, Minoru Yamasaki, has recently built his
own home in the Township.