Betsy DeVos’ Palatial 22,000 Sq. Ft. Michigan Summer House is Making Headlines For All The Wrong Reasons
Holland, Michigan, United States
A palatial 22,000 square foot lakefront summer home in Holland, Michigan has been the topic of interest the last few days with many Twitter users slamming the design. It belongs to Betsy DeVos, current Secretary of Education, and husband Dick, son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, and it appears the architecture is taking a beating for simply being owned by the DeVos family. BuzzFeed recently ran an article on DeVos and her home stating it is ‘basically the McMansion from hell’ and that it was ‘like a real-life house form the Life board game on steroids,’ while Twitter users weren’t so kind, with tweets such as ‘lmao it’s 110% roof. s*** looks like when a book gets wet and the pages curl up’ and ‘Architect: what kinda house u want?, Betsy: Just f*** my shit up.’ Sure some may not like it and others will, but no matter how you feel about DeVos it shouldn’t change your opinion on the home. There’s no doubt a lot of time and effort went into the design and construction by the home’s architect Via Design Inc. and builders Scott Christopher Homes, and it’s clear the home was built with quality materials. The estate encompasses an enormous property on Lake Macatawa which includes the 22,000 square foot main house. There is also a 6,200 square foot guest house, and large infinity pool with 700 square foot pool house. Scott Christopher Homes was involved in the construction and said, “This exquisite waterfront home combines cedar shake siding and roofing, stone accents, grand pillars and abundant windows to create the perfect place to unwind and relax. This home features two kitchens, multiple living spaces and both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas designed to accommodate intimate gatherings or large parties. While grand in stature the innovative design and décor create a relaxed, comfortable environment.” MLive reported that the home includes just 3 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, 8 dishwashers, 13 porches, and an elevator. In our opinion, the only reason this property should be making headlines is for being unique & original. Betsy DeVos aside, what do you think of the design of the house?