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ZWoods @ 2013-10-20 06:05:49
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Carefree" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
Likely the home of the "tall academic-looking" woman mentioned in http://www.edencasteel.com/2013/10/my-so-called-mid-century-life/.
ZWoods @ 2013-10-20 06:00:54
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Care-free" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
Likely the childhood home of the author of http://www.edencasteel.com/2013/10/my-so-called-mid-century-life/.
ZWoods @ 2013-10-20 05:58:04
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Care-free" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
Potentially the first ALCOA "Care-free" home built per http://www.edencasteel.com/2013/10/my-so-called-mid-century-life/.
ZWoods @ 2013-04-04 13:51:07
ZWoods pictureFred Olsen, Jr. House by Tony Smith
Looks like a significant addition - but one that did not have a big impact on the original structure!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 07:14:12
ZWoods pictureJaywalking
In Boston! I don't believe it!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 06:29:42
ZWoods pictureMr. Bartley's Hamburger Cottage
Very worth a stop for a meal!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 06:02:46
ZWoods pictureBlue Ribbon BBQ
Excellent BBQ!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 05:53:23
ZWoods pictureThe Chataeu
Fun kitschy family style Italian!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 05:52:49
ZWoods pictureWilson's Diner
Great for breakfast!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 05:10:11
ZWoods pictureFlansburgh House by Earl Flansburgh
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 05:08:27
ZWoods pictureFlansburgh House by Earl Flansburgh
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 04:41:27
ZWoods picture'360 Newbury Street' by Frank Gehry
Thoroughly pedestrian design by Gehry - but you gotta pay the bills before you get famous!
ZWoods @ 2012-09-03 04:39:17
ZWoods picture'Ash Street House' by Philip Johnson
Designed as Johnson's "dorm room" while at Harvard. A courtyard house with a rectangular walled courtyard in front of the window wall on the front of the structure.

Can be viewed pretty effectively from the top of the stops into the Radcliffe dorm building across the street - otherwise it presents a nearly completely blank facade from the street.
ZWoods @ 2012-05-28 15:30:57
ZWoods pictureCormier House
Designed by Ernest Cormier as his own Residence.
ZWoods @ 2012-05-28 15:09:51
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Carefree" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
Had a chance to drive by while visiting a relative that lived only 10 minutes away.

Located in a neighborhood called "Cambridge Village" that appears to include a shared pool and tennis courts. They even have a Yahoo Group for the community.

The house looks very original with an usual "swollen elbow" driveway.
ZWoods @ 2012-05-16 03:49:41
ZWoods picture'Tracy House' by Frank Lloyd Wright
ZWoods @ 2012-05-15 06:32:11
ZWoods picture'Noyes House' by Eliot Noyes
To correct my comment concerning the Life Magazine photos: some are of the Noyes House 2 while others are of different houses.
ZWoods @ 2012-05-15 06:11:16
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Care-free" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
http://www.tourdelafayette.com/neighborhoods/additionalproperties/10cedarcourt.html#v.

Ironically, this historic preservation listing showcases photos that highlight negative alterations to the house's exterior aesthetics.
ZWoods @ 2012-05-11 09:52:08
ZWoods picture1926 Ford Model T Coupe
This is a Ford Model A based hot rod - not a Model T.
ZWoods @ 2012-04-12 16:01:53
ZWoods picture'Parks House' by Norman Bel Geddes
That entry is remarkably free of the constraints of taste . . .
ZWoods @ 2012-03-16 14:18:33
ZWoods pictureHarrison House by Wallace Harrison
ZWoods @ 2012-03-16 14:08:21
ZWoods pictureThe Fish Church (First Presbyterian Church) by Wallace Harrison
Wikipedia entry for the church: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_Church.
ZWoods @ 2012-03-16 14:07:29
ZWoods pictureThe Fish Church (First Presbyterian Church) by Wallace Harrison
ZWoods @ 2012-03-09 09:18:09
ZWoods pictureSeff Residence by Kenneth Lind
Built in 1951.
ZWoods @ 2012-03-09 09:16:57
ZWoods picture'Hotel Arts' by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Completed in 1994.
ZWoods @ 2012-03-06 05:21:25
ZWoods picture3500 Woodbridge by Charles Goodman
ZWoods @ 2012-03-04 05:26:35
ZWoods pictureDodge Residence by Oscar Stonorov
ZWoods @ 2012-03-02 02:43:32
ZWoods pictureDay House by Kenneth Day
Oops, make that -

One of three neighboring houses known as the Miquon Houses.

See also:

- http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/2090-harts-lane-by-kenneth-day/, &

- http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/2088-harts-lane-by-kenneth-day/
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 18:05:40
ZWoods picture2088 Harts Lane by Kenneth Day
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 18:05:15
ZWoods picture2090 Harts Lane by Kenneth Day
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 18:03:52
ZWoods pictureDay House by Kenneth Day
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 17:40:11
ZWoods pictureRoy Spreter Studio by William Lescaze
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 17:09:17
ZWoods pictureAmes Prefab House #2 by Howard Fisher
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 16:09:58
ZWoods picture"Rusty the Steel House" / Winslow Ames House by Robert W. McLaughlin, Jr.
ZWoods @ 2012-03-01 12:18:37
ZWoods picture"Rusty the Steel House" / Winslow Ames House by Robert W. McLaughlin, Jr.
Article on restoration of "Rusty": http://www.conncoll.edu/news/7435.cfm
ZWoods @ 2012-02-24 07:23:04
ZWoods pictureRauh House by John Becker
ZWoods @ 2012-02-23 03:08:42
ZWoods picturePress
Who is the famous architect?
ZWoods @ 2012-02-18 03:15:00
ZWoods pictureFlansburgh House by Earl Flansburgh
Thorough obituary for Earl Flansburgh in which his generous nature is highlighted - http://archrecord.construction.com/news/daily/archives/090312flansburgh.asp.
ZWoods @ 2012-02-18 02:12:45
ZWoods pictureSix Moon Hill by TAC / et al.
ZWoods @ 2012-02-18 01:58:47
ZWoods pictureMoorees House by Walter Pierce
ZWoods @ 2012-02-17 13:36:44
ZWoods pictureBrown's Wood Planned Modernist Residential Community
ZWoods @ 2012-02-17 13:27:49
ZWoods pictureMiddle Ridge / Turning Mill Neighborhood by Carl Koch / Techbuilt et al.
ZWoods @ 2012-02-17 03:38:40
ZWoods pictureMann House by Sally Harkness and TAC
ZWoods @ 2012-02-17 03:36:48
ZWoods picturePeacock Farm by Walter Pierce et al.
ZWoods @ 2012-01-22 13:52:43
ZWoods picture'Koch Residence' by Edward Durell Stone
Pre Carl Koch Mansard roof version is featured in "A Field Guide to American Houses" by Virginia & Lee McAlester (http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-American-Houses/dp/0394739698/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327267639&sr=8-1).
ZWoods @ 2012-01-22 13:47:32
ZWoods picture'Buck Residence' by R.M. Schindler
Featured in "A Field Guide to American Houses" by Virginia & Lee McAlester (http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-American-Houses/dp/0394739698/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327267639&sr=8-1).
ZWoods @ 2012-01-22 13:37:39
ZWoods picture'Fitzgerald-Leland House' by Rudolph Schindler
Featured in "A Field Guide to American Houses" by Virginia & Lee McAlester (http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-American-Houses/dp/0394739698/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327267639&sr=8-1).
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 10:04:55
ZWoods pictureSt. Mary's Church by Charles Eames
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 07:04:39
ZWoods pictureBilly Wilder's house
Wilder's wife talked Wilder out of having a Charles and Ray Eames designed home built for them: http://www.architecturaldigest.com/homes/spaces/2008/11/wilder_article.
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:45:30
ZWoods picture'Strathmore Apartments' by Richard Neutra
According to http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Ray-Eames-1907-1978-Mid-Century/dp/3822836516/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325260824&sr=8-2, Charles and Ray Eames rented an apartment in this building starting in 1941. They may have lived here until they moved to the home and study they designed in Pacific Palisades, CA known as Case Study House #8: ...
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:37:22
ZWoods pictureKleinhans Music Hall
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:29:28
ZWoods pictureIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Renzo Piano designed addition has just opened in January of 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Stewart_Gardner_Museum#Extension_and_preservation_project.
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:25:00
ZWoods pictureMeyer House by Charles Eames
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:24:41
ZWoods pictureDean House by Charles Eames
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:24:29
ZWoods pictureDinsmoor House by Charles Eames
ZWoods @ 2012-01-20 06:24:15
ZWoods pictureSt. Mary's Church by Charles Eames
ZWoods @ 2012-01-19 16:25:06
ZWoods picture'Bright & Assoc' by Frank Israel
ZWoods @ 2012-01-14 15:47:09
ZWoods pictureALCOA "Care-free" Aluminum House by Charles Goodman
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 11:00:29
ZWoods picture'Parsons House' by Hugh Smallens
May have been built in 1965 (according to the book referenced below).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:56:39
ZWoods picture'Murphy House' by Allan Gelbin
May have been built in 1961 (according to the book linked below).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:54:15
ZWoods picture'Teaze House' by John Black Lee
Built in 1961 (see http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northeast-region/new-canaan-ct/sites/teaze-house.html).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:38:00
ZWoods picture'Celanese House' by Edward Durell Stone
Built in 1959 (see http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northeast-region/new-canaan-ct/sites/celanese-house.html).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:36:00
ZWoods picture'Mills House' by Willis Mills
Built between 1950 and 1957 (see http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northeast-region/new-canaan-ct/sites/mills-house.html but it has a complex chronology).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:32:32
ZWoods picture'Smallens House' by Hugh Smallen
Correctly referred to as the "Smallen House" (no "s" after "Smallen") and it was built in 1957 (see http://www.preservationnation.org/travel-and-sites/sites/northeast-region/new-canaan-ct/sites/smallen-house.html).

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:28:10
ZWoods picture'Boissonnas House' by Philip Johnson
Correctly referred to as the "Boissonas House" (only one "n").

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:26:52
ZWoods picture'Warner House' by John Johansen
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:26:05
ZWoods picture'Lee House II' by John Black Lee
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:25:01
ZWoods picture'Tirranna' by Frank Lloyd Wright
Also referred to as the Rayward House. Built in 1956.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:22:19
ZWoods picture'Noyes House' by Eliot Noyes
Built in 1954.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:21:05
ZWoods picture'Wiley House' by Philip Johnson
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:19:55
ZWoods picture'Alice Ball House' by Philip Johnson
Built in 1953.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:19:03
ZWoods picture'Goldberg House' by Alan Goldberg
The original Campbell House was built in 1952. The Goldberg House is actually just a relatively modest expansion of that original house and is not a complete replacement. It is worth noting that interior and exterior walls and design were almost completely replaced while the Goldberg family were living in the house.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:14:29
ZWoods picture'Irwin House' by Victor Christ-Janer
Built in 1952.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:12:37
ZWoods picture'Lee House I' by John Black Lee
Built in 1952.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:10:12
ZWoods picture'Breuer II' by Marcel Breuer
Original built in 1951.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:09:04
ZWoods picture'Bremer House' by Eliot Noyes
Built in 1951.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 10:08:08
ZWoods picture'Hodgson House' by Philip Johnson
Built in 1951.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 09:38:51
ZWoods picturePhilip Johnson's Glass House
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 09:36:00
ZWoods picture'Breuer House' by Marcel Breuer
Built in 1948.

Also featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.

This house is listed correctly as Breuer House II in "Tomorrow's Houses" but it is listed incorrectly as...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 09:30:54
ZWoods picture'Gores House' by Landis Gores
Built in 1948.

Featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by William D. Earls, AIA: http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Five-New-Canaan-Midcentury/dp/0393731839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325264175&sr=1-1.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 09:01:44
ZWoods picture'Noyes House' by Eliot Noyes
The Life Magazine photos linked to above may be of a Noyes designed house but they are not of either Noyes House 1 or Noyes House 2 / Courtyard House.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:57:06
ZWoods picture'Noyes House' by Eliot Noyes
This is likely the Noyes Courtyard House - hard to get a good view of the house but I believe it is the Courtyard House and I believe that makes it the second Noyes House in New Canaan.

If it is the Courtyard House then it is featured in "Tomorrow's Houses". No matter which Noyes House this location represents (Noyes House 1 was demolished), it is featured in "The Harvard Five in New Canaan" by "William D. Earls, AIA": ...
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:41:59
ZWoods picture'De Pree House' by Charles and Ray Eames
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:40:34
ZWoods pictureCharles and Ray Eames Home and Studio
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:34:01
ZWoods pictureSimonsen House by Eliot Noyes
I apologize for the typo - "Somonsen" should be "Simonsen". If you would prefer my adding a new entry and then this could be deleted just let me know.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:31:24
ZWoods pictureCharles and Ray Eames Home and Studio
Designed and built by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen from 1945 to 1949.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 08:01:05
ZWoods picture'Case Study House No. 9: Entenza House' by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 03:51:23
ZWoods pictureRegenstein Library
Designed by Judith Nadler.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 03:48:11
ZWoods pictureBuffalo City Court Building
Designed by Pfohl, Roberts and Biggie.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 03:42:30
ZWoods pictureRobarts Library
Designed by Mathers & Haldenby.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 03:38:19
ZWoods pictureUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences
Designed by Tasso Katselas.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-30 03:35:02
ZWoods pictureWesley W. Posvar Hall
Designed by Louis Valentour.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 16:13:10
ZWoods picture'Shell-Haus' by Emil Fahrenkamp
Completed in 1932.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 16:11:18
ZWoods pictureShaklee Terraces
The Famous Architects are Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 15:05:08
ZWoods picture650 California Street
The Famous Architect is Edward Charles Bassett.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 15:03:00
ZWoods pictureLouise M. Davies Symphony Hall
The Famous Architects are Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 15:02:02
ZWoods pictureSoutheast Financial Center
The Famous Architects are Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 14:57:04
ZWoods picture'Stillman II' by Marcel Breuer
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 14:33:28
ZWoods pictureHatch House by Jack Hall
Thanks!
ZWoods @ 2011-12-29 12:51:08
ZWoods pictureHatch House by Jack Hall
"Cape Code Modernist House Trust" should be corrected to "Cape Cod Modernist House Trust."