Comments (10)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Dana Veach
I'm very much enjoying this series on significant architectural homes, John...learning details that I didn't know. Thanks. Last week's article on Le Corbusier highlighted one of my favorites.
   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Robert Mace
John: Thanks for these write-ups. I'm really enjoying them! -Robert.
   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
perezfam
The outside of the house confused me (why is this special, I asked myself?) and did not prepare me for the inside. I love how he used the glass blocks to separate the spaces but make light boxes of the den and dining room. The whole thing makes me think romantically of an ocean liner. I wonder if Grobius would have been appalled by that comparison. If so, my apologies.

Thanks for educating this architectural history beginner. In my next life I want to come back as an architect :)
4 Likes    

Related Stories

Historic Homes Must-Know Modern Homes: Edith Farnsworth House
Mies van der Rohe's glass box in Illinois prevails as a modern masterpiece, despite that unfortunate turn of events with the client
Full Story
Historic Homes Must-Know Modern Homes: The Glass House
Little privacy, much inventiveness. Philip Johnson’s 1949 see-through structure offers a clear view of his eclecticism
Full Story
Architecture Must-Know Modern Home: Villa Savoye
See the Parisian home that includes all of Le Corbusier's famous Five Points and has influenced generations of architects
Full Story
Historic Homes Must-Know Modern Homes: The Rietveld Schröder House
See how Gerrit Rietveld dared to flout convention by manipulating forms and colors
Full Story
Most Popular Iconic Architecture: 10 Must-Know Modern Homes
These masterpieces of modern architecture are still influencing home design today — see if any elements appear in your own home
Full Story
Frank Lloyd Wright Must-Know Modern Homes: The Robie House
Frank Lloyd Wright's foremost expression of Prairie style is an architectural masterpiece, now restored and open to the public
Full Story
Historic Homes Must-Know Modern Homes: Eames House
Highly idiosyncratic and personal, this home for two renowned designers shatters modernist stereotypes with its color and livability
Full Story
Architecture Must-Know Modern Homes: Villa Mairea
Experimenting led to rich rewards in this Finnish architectural masterpiece by modernist Alvar Aalto
Full Story
Architecture Must-Know Modern Homes: The Lovell Beach House
R.M. Schindler redefined architectural space through form. See how this striking California home influenced modern architecture to come
Full Story