19 January 2009

New Canaan's Next Modern House Day

Logo for the Modern House Day Tour and Symposium in New Canaan, CT
The New Canaan Historical Society is planning another Modern House Day this year, on May 2. The theme is how modern houses have changed to meet the needs of today while keeping the characteristics and philosophy of mid-century modern design (according to the Historical Society letter we got asking us to help again).

On the tentative agenda for the day are houses designed by Hugh Smallen, Eliot Noyes and Marcel Breuer. Our guess is that the Breuer house is the one on West Road that is being expanded by Toshiko Mori. You can read about it on her website, here. I took this picture in August 2005, just before the renovation started.

breuer west lane front facade 1

The symposium and lunch will be at New Canaan Country School, down the road from the Glass House. Here's what I wrote about the last MHD, in November 2007. -- ta

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