budget travel online has a nice article about the recent opening to the public of philip johnson's glass house, and a great accompanying slideshow that mentions other modernist residential masterpieces that one can visit. here's the rundown, in case the slideshow disappears:
- the glass house by philip johnson - new canaan, connecticut; tours from $25.
- fallingwater by frank lloyd wright - mill run, western pennsylvania; tours from $16.
- villa savoye by le corbusier - poissy, france (40 min from paris); tickets €5
- maison la roche by le corbusier - paris, france; tickets around $4
- also operated in paris by the fondation le corbusier: immeuble molitor - appartement de le corbusier. refer to same site for information.
- schindler house by rudolph m. schindler - west hollywood, california (around the corner from me!); admission $7.
- gropius house by walter gropius - lincoln, massachusets (about 30-45 minutes from boston); tickets $10.
- paul rudolph house by paul rudolph - new york city; only open the first friday of every month for a $20 tour - reservations required.
- rietveld schröder house by gerrit rietveld - utrecht, netherlands; tickets €16 and reservation practically required.
- farnsworth house by mies van der rohe - plano, illinois (about an hour from chicago); tickets $20.
and might i add a few recommendations of my own?
- check out this old post about the sonneveld house in rotterdam, the netherlands; russel wright's dragon rock in upstate new york; and mies van der rohe's krefeld villas in krefeld, germany.
- for some reason (maybe it's the oppressive government, maybe it's the pollution, who can really say...) china is one of the least appealing places in the world to me. really, i am dying to go everywhere, except there. well, okay, i'd go, but it's maybe the very last location on my list. my husband is all up in china's grill, though, and is dying to visit. we'd both be happy, though, if it meant going to the great (bamboo) wall house, by kengo kuma, which is located outside beijing near the great wall. bamboo house is part of a development which may deserve more of a post later, but for now go here to whet your appetite or check out this beautiful book about all of his work. okay, so he's not a modernist, but whatever.