In 1951, Richard Neutra, the mid-century architect who virtually embodied the California Dream in his sleek, low-slung homes, built an unlikely house in Sioux City, Iowa.
This week, the US Department of the Interior designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including several vital art and culture sites.
This list gives you a sense of some of the best this year across the United States.
“Build the Past Today” crows the brochure for a new licensing project for architect Richard Neutra’s mid-century modernist house designs. Announced earlier this week, it’s an intriguing approach to commercially continuing Neutra’s vision in new construction.
Next month, the very first sunken conversation pit will open to the public as a museum. The Indianapolis Museum of Art plans to open a private residence designed by Eero Saarinen for industrialist J. Irwin Miller as a design and architecture showcase, featuring interiors (and the conversation pit) by Alexander Girard. To celebrate, we’ve collected the best of American’s modernist houses turned museums, magnificent private residences now made public. There’s Philip Johnson’s Glass House, of course, but also Richard Neutra’s Neutra VDL, Louis Sullivan’s early Charnley-Persky House and Richard Meier’s epic bachelor pad, the Rachofsky House. Get ready for real estate envy — but take heart, you can go visit any of these homes.