Here’s another addition to our Earl Young Storybook homes series from Charlevoix Michigan; this time we visit Boulder Manor, located on Lakeshore Drive, right across the street from Lake Michigan. Earl Young, a Realtor who enjoyed photography and architecture, designed this, and many other nearby homes mainly during the 1920s through the 50s in the storybook style, using curved wavy roofs, over-sized boulders and local field stone, and the best part; cartoonish looking chimneys and walls topped with ‘frosting,’ see what that treatment looks like here.
Earl Young built this particular home for his family starting in 1928; however, due to the economic collapse in 1929, it wasn’t finished until the late 1930s. Boulder Manor is probably the most visible and important home Earl Young built in his career; although aside from the huge boulders that form the outer walls, I don’t see any more of the whimsical features that are present in some of his less notable homes, such as this one. Boulder Manor sold a few years ago, and here is a link to the listing. Check out the awful photos showing several different outside views, and the inside too. See more Earl Young homes here.
I photographed this home with my trusty Minolta 7000 in the early 2000s. The picture was taken with the Minolta kit 35-70mm F/4 lens, probably set at 35mm, using Kodak Gold 100 film.
I scanned the negative on a Nikon 9000; fortunately it looks way better than the picture Kodak printed for me when I got them developed, read this post and check out the differences in the Kodak printed picture and the negative I scanned for the story.
Anyhow, hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane, and thanks for visiting!