Steve and Anna Easudes wanted to create an intimate rural place that could accommodate animals, fruit trees and kitchen gardens. The place should feel as if it had been there for a long time. The early Greek Revival homesteads with small outbuildings and modestly proportioned houses were particularly appealing to the Easudes. Steve was particularly interested in the "Plymouth House," a Greek Revival house in Greenfield Village. This house had simple vernacular additions added over time. With drawings of the Plymouth House from the Henry Ford Archives and after visits to over 20 Greek Revival homesteads from Marshall, Michigan to Plymouth, Michigan, a site plan and architectural design were developed. The house and barn sit well back from the road. The white house is silhouetted by the red barn and a giant field oak. The story-and-a-half main house has a hipped roof side wing common in Midwest Greek Revival with vernacular kitchen and mudroom wings. The rooms are simple and extremely well lighted with deep windows on usually two walls. Furniture replaces closets throughout the house. In the large kitchen only the sink is attached to the wall. The kitchen garden is just out the back door next to the rear porch and the sheep can be seen through the north kitchen window. -Place Magazine, Fall 1994
Easudes Residence
A Greek Revival in an Intimate Rural Setting