Albert Kahn-designed home in Ann Arbor offers trademark balance and luxury

ANN ARBOR, MI – A home designed by Albert Kahn, the legendary architect who brought

ANN ARBOR, MI – A home designed by Albert Kahn, the legendary architect who brought buildings like Hill Auditorium, Angell Hall and Burton Memorial Tower to the University of Michigan campus, recently was listed in Ann Arbor.

The home at 2101 Hill Street, which was listed for $2.37 million and is now under contract, features many of the trademark design characteristics Kahn is noted for in his residential, commercial and industrial buildings, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices listing agent Jeffrey Post said.

The 7,100-square-foot classic Georgian Revival home features seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms that showcase the proportion, balance, style and elegance that are found in many of the buildings that made Kahn one of Detroit’s most noted building designers, Post said.

The home, located in the Ann Arbor Hills neighborhood, is MLive’s House of the Week. Homes from across the state are featured every Wednesday.

“When something like this comes along, everybody’s radar goes off,” Post said. “The rarity of this is special.”

Designed by Kahn in 1913 for University of Michigan professor George Patterson and his wife on land that was previously a fruit orchard, the home was later owned by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. It has since been owned by three other families and has two acres of mature trees and gardens.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

The foyer in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Large windows facing the south in the living room and dining room bring in an abundance of natural light during the winter months. When the sun changes position in the summer months, its design keeps the property comfortable and cool, Post said.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A music room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

The dining room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The main floor of the home features a spacious living/music room, providing a large space for entertaining guests. Multiple wood-burning fireplaces are located throughout the home.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

The kitchen in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The master kitchen was updated by the home’s most recent owners, Post said, and features a Viking Range and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

“What each owner attempted to do, and I think they did fairly successfully, was retain the character of the original house, but modernize it enough so that’s its comfortable for the current occupant,” Post said.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A mud room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The staircase from the home’s three-car garage on the lower level of the home leads up to a mud room that was part of an addition to the home.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A heated four-season room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

An enclosed porch in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Sun porches on both ends of the main floor balance out the floor – a key characteristic of a Kahn-designed home.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A bedroom in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The home’s second floor features a large primary bedroom with a walk-in linen closet and dressing room.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A living room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

An additional study off of the primary bedroom features a fireplace surrounded by Pewabic tile.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A third-floor game room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The top floor of the home offers an entertainment/game room and living space.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A wine cellar in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The home’s lower level includes a personal wellness room and private wine cellar and tasting room.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A fruit cellar outside a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

The home also includes an old fruit cellar.

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

Peonies in the landscaped backyard of a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

Historic home designed by Albert Kahn for sale in Ann Arbor

A heated four-season room in a home designed by Albert Kahn at 2101 Hill St. in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.Jacob Hamilton | The Ann Arbor News

See all 45 photos of this home here. Review the complete listing here.

More MLive House of the Week features:

Mid-century modern meets high-end contemporary style in this $4.3M Ann Arbor home

Ultimate vacation home on Michigan’s Harsens Island has dream backyard entertaining space, $1.79M

Ranch oasis with private bliss and park-like landscaping listed for $425K

1880′s Victorian home comes with blueberry farm, close to Michigan beaches, $595K