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Featured Listing:1210 W Park, Midland, Michigan "The Campbell Residence", a Mid Century Modern Dream

Updated: Jun 22, 2023

Opportunity to own a piece of Midland's rich history!

1210 W. Park in Midland, Michigan, also known as "The Calvin A. Campbell Residence" is a home out of a Mid- Century Modern dream.

Calvin A. Campbell was a fraternity brother of Alden B. Dow’s at the University of Michigan in the 1920’s. In the summer of 1939, he contacted Mr. Dow about designing a home for him. Plans were drawn in late summer and construction was completed in July of 1940. The Campbell residence is a two and one-half story modified T-plan house sheltered by a prominent hipped roof. It is set well back from the street on a sloping dead-end corner lot that sits adjacent to Dow Gardens.

At this time in Mr. Dow’s career, he was moving away from the unit block system and beginning to work more with other exterior materials. For this house, the exterior walls are of pink brick with varnished wood trim; the Homasote panels were originally painted a striking turquoise blue.

Entry is on the first level, which also includes a game room, kitchen, dining room, and maid’s quarters. A broad stairway takes one to the second level and a study with a wall of tall windows that face the street and overhang the windows of the dining room directly below. The living room, placed at the rear of this floor, features a large mirror over the built-in seat that runs perpendicular to the fireplace. From the living room one can walk into a screened porch overlooking the backyard. Three bedrooms are lined up opposite the study and living room.

Calvin Campbell was vice president and general counsel of the Dow Chemical Company in the 1940’s. On March 31, 1949, he and Mrs. Campbell accompanied Willard Dow, president of Dow Chemical (and brother of the architect) and his wife to M.I.T. to hear Winston Churchill speak. The company plane carrying them went down in icy conditions over Ontario. Calvin Campbell was the sole survivor.

The Calvin A. Campbell Residence was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

This distinctive, historical and incredibly special 4 bedroom, 4 bath home is remarkably spacious with over 5200 sq ft. of living space. This one of a kind Alden B. Dow home, sits on nearly an acre in Midland backing up to Dow Gardens.

Numerous walls of new, oversized windows bring the beauty of the outdoors inside with beautiful views of lush landscaping.

In addition to the windows, many other extremely valuable updates to this home include a new roof in 2019, newly refurbished wood floors, refinished original wood and trim, updated kitchen and baths, 2 fireplaces, new designer lighting installed and custom remote control blinds. A water filtration system was added to the kitchen, heat was added to the kitchen, as well as the custom waterfall backsplash. A redesigned sprinkler system was added, dozens of dead trees were removed from the landscaping. High end countertops were installed along with a prep sink, and the cabinetry was reconfigured to modernize and add functionality of the space . The exterior was re painted, and ivy was removed from the exterior. As you can see, throughout the years, this home has been well loved and maintained, and an incredible job has been done modernizing this home while honoring Dow's original Mid-Century Modern design.

Alden B. Dow's Signature Red on the kick plates on the stairs is a classic tie in to remaining true to the homes original vision, while the custom statement wall ties it all together as a true masterpiece!

New roof with 50 year shingles, also note the terrace on top of the garage overlooking the property.

The marvelous kitchen is a dream come true, with a custom waterfall backsplash, stunning quartz countertops, beautiful cabinetry and plenty of storage including a pantry and a fun secret storage area!

Custom designed "Waterfall" backsplash is an excellent statement piece

Miles of quartz countertops

Abundance of storage space with premium cabinetry

Island with cook top

Updated light fixtures, large pantry

Double ovens- a MUST because THIS is a house to entertain in!

Below, the Master Suite is an incredible piece of Midland history, offering a vast amount of space, large closets, and an amazing view overlooking your private yard.

This home was honored to be added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 - and yes, you can still make it your own!

One of the finest locations in Midland, near Main St and Downtown, nestled back in a very private end of the neighborhood. This location also offers close proximity to the Pere Marquette Rail Trail, the Tridge, and many parks including Thrune Park.

This extraordinary home is your opportunity to own a sought after, unique piece of Midland’s rich history. If you are looking for character, abundant space, having a distinguished home to entertain in, this home is for you. It is admired by many, but can be owned by you! Call today for your private tour and incredible stories about this homes history!

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Listed By: Teresa Quintana

Century 21 Signature Realty

409 Ashman St, Suite 3

Midland, MI 48640

Cell: 989-859-2326


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