When two busy parents approached coG to “kidtrofit” their Mies Van Der Rohe townhome, the firm leapt at the chance to bring “play” to a revered residence with midcentury respect. The lower level of the unit was converted from drab and damp to a beloved, colorful retreat for two children, ages tween and teen. The family retreat is used heavily, as the family gathers for quiet times, game nights and entertaining in the bright, imaginative suite, where there are no screen distractions. Custom storage and furniture provide personal, functional details to suit the family’s taste.

Detroit, Michigan