Lovers of Mid-Century Modern architecture may be interested in an upcoming online tour/discussion of the Marcel Breuer House that’s located on the Rockefeller estate, “Kykuit,” in the lower Hudson Valley. The Landmark Society has announced this free event which is offered via the National Trust for Historic Preservation program series.
Registration is required, click on link for details/registration:
“In 1948, Marcel Breuer was commissioned to design an exhibition building for the Museum of Modern Art to be displayed in the museum’s garden. The House was Breuer’s vision of how the average American family could live in a well-designed, modern, expandable, and affordable home. His design influenced modern residential architecture with its use of glass, wood and natural stone, as well as by its use of distinct activity zones to define the interior and exterior spaces and the motion and flow of space. At the close of the exhibit, the house, which had been slated for demolition, was purchased by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Mr. Rockefeller had it cut into four sections and driven upstate to Pocantico Hills, where it was reassembled as a guest house. From 1950 until 2007 the house was used by various family members.”
– The Rockefeller Brothers Fund