Historic ‘Cube’ home hits the market in Plymouth for first time

Historic ‘Cube’ home hits the market in Plymouth for first time

DETROIT – One of the most unique homes you’ll ever see is on the market in Plymouth -- the first time it has ever been available.

The personal residence of noted architect and professor Tivadar Balogh, he designed this home and began construction on this home in 1958 on a secluded 2.7 acre parcel in Plymouth township. The home was built from drawings that won the Progressive Architecture prize in 1957. Described as a light box floating in the woods, the home is comprised of a simple cube clad in redwood.

The main floor has the master bedroom, kitchen and soaring two story living room with a wall of windows on the south side. The upstairs has an additional bedroom, full bathroom and a loft with an additional nook with skylights. The lower level has a family room surrounded by windows which was formerly used as the owner’s studio.

The Balogh House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. Check out the full listing here.

Watch Alex Atwell’s Uniquely Detroit feature story on the history behind the historic home in the video player above.

Check out more photos of the “Cube” house below:

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Photos inside the "Cube" home in Plymouth.

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Ken Haddad is the digital special projects manager for WDIV / ClickOnDetroit.com. He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013.