4202 Sherwood Court, Midland, MI
Designed by Jackson Hallett AIA with input from Charles and Ester Breed, 1955
The Breed residence is Jackson Hallett’s first architecturally designed home. The Breed and Hallett families were always very tight friends. This close relationship with Hallett allowed for the house to contain many design ideas from each. Jackson Hallett was employed by Alden Dow’s studio at the time and was encouraged by Mr. Dow to take the commission. The house is listed at the city at 1177 square feet, which only includes the upper floor.
This was the third house built on the court. The lot was adjacent to expansive open fields with very few trees. The extra wide front door to the house provides an expansive view of the back yard. The house was sited to view the creek flowing through the large city park beyond the property. From the doorway, the view is enhanced by a large 10-foot by 5-foot window