Hills resident goes mad for ‘mod’

Long-time Farmington Hills resident Andy Schulist has turned his love for all things 1960s into a new business located in the Old Winery building on Grand River in Farmington.

Schulist said he opened Mad 4 Mod because he had filled his 1960s-era home, from the basement to the garage, with items he has collected over the past seven or eight years.

“It started as a hobby, and then my house got overtaken,” he said.

Items in the store range in price from $10 or $20 to $5,000 and include furniture from a number of designers who got their start as students at Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills. Furnishings are artfully arranged; one living room set sits on a thick shag rug in shades of brown.

Schulist said he has found items at estate and garage sales, thrift stores, auctions, all around the area. Often, people just want to get rid of things and have no idea of their value.

“You don’t know where you’re going to find the next pick,” he said.

Along with furniture, Schulist has smaller items like lamps, dishes, and even some ephemera. He has picked up shopping bags from Hudson’s and other Detroit stores, and even has a menu from The Family Buggy restaurant once located on Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills.

Schulist said along with selling, he’s willing to purchase items. The business is not for the impatient, he added. “Some of the stuff sells right away, but you also have to be willing to sit on it for a while.”

Mad 4 Mod is located at 31505 Grand River, Unit 2. The entrance is tucked into a corner on the south side of the building. Learn more at facebook.com/AndysMad4Mod/, mad4mod.space, or call 248-514-5858.