Film Screenings: Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House

Inside Iconic Houses - Online Tour Program

Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Van Doesburg Rinsema House

Welcome Rietveld's Van Daalen House!

Corberó Space: New Life for Hidden Jewel

Architect Harry Gessner Dead at 97

Icon Saved: Dorchester Drive House

Welcome Umbrella House!

Iconic Houses in the Netherlands – Berlage’s Masterpiece

Welcome Atelier Volten!

SPECIAL – Iconic Dreams - Sleep in an Iconic House!

SPECIAL - Vacances en France!

SPECIAL - Casas Icónicas en España!

SPECIAL – German Greats!

SPECIAL – Dutch Delights!

SPECIAL – Northern (High)Lights!

Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Het Schip

Inside Iconic Houses - Tour of Maison Cazenave

Inside Iconic Houses Tours Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami

Casa Masó Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Inside Iconic Houses tours Roland Reisley's Usonian Frank Lloyd Wright House

Rietveld’s Experimental Housing in Reeuwijk Saved

Serralves Villa after restoration

Watch Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House Now On Demand

Portraits of the Architect - Interview with Gennaro Postiglione

Test Labs for New Ideas - Interview with Natascha Drabbe

Inside Iconic Houses - Isokon Building

Inside Iconic Houses - 16 December: Sunnylands with Janice Lyle

BCN-BXL Coderch-De Koninck - Beyond Time

New Chairman Architect Nanne de Ru on The Perfect Platform

Health and Home - Interview with Beatriz Colomina

A Life Less Ordinary – Interview with Valentijn Carbo

Invisible Women - Interview with Alice T. Friedman

Winy Maas on the Green Dip

Anita Blom on Experimental Housing of the 1970s

Women’s Worlds - Interview with Natalie Dubois

The Culture of Living - Interview with Robert von der Nahmer

Hetty Berens: A Fresh Take on Modernism

Niek Smit on Supporting Modern Heritage

Alice Roegholt on Amsterdam’s Working-Class Palaces

July is Iconic Houses Month

Save Maison Zilveli - Sign the Petition!

How a Building Tells a Story - Recorded Event

Toolkit for Owners of a Modern House

13 Aalto Sites Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage

Villa Beer At Risk - Sign the Petition!

Business Cards of Stone, Timber and Concrete in the Brussels Region 1830-1970

Exhibiting & Visiting Modernist Monuments

Fostering Well-Researched Responsible Design


Enjoy a virtual visit to the California House and a Q&A with architect Peter Gluck

Exhibition 'Modernism and Refuge'

A Hidden Gem of Postmodernism

New Centre for Historic Houses of India

An Online Chronicle of the Douglas House

Villa Henny, geometric style icon in The Netherlands

A Mendini temple in Amsterdam

IH-lectures USA & Canada Feb 2020 on Melnikov House

An Afternoon with the Glucks

Danish Moderns – Looking Back at Our Mini-Seminar

Venturo house complements Exhibition Centre WeeGee’s offering

Lecture report: Remembering Richard Neutra

Hôtel Mezzara and the Guimard Museum project

We welcome 13 new members!

BREAKING NEWS: 8 Wright Sites Inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List!

LECTURE 29 August - Raymond Neutra: My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright

Iconic Reads

SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies

Our Badge of Honour

SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses

SPECIAL – Iconic Housing

Iconic Houses End Year Message

City-ordered rebuild of landmark house stirs debate: Appropriate or overreach?

Kohlberg House Restoration in Progress

Planned Demolition of Rietveld Homes in Reeuwijk

Renovation Gili House in Crisis

An Iconic Saga

Restoring Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 and Clarifying the Controversies

Modernism on the East Coast

Iconic Houses in Latin America

House Tours May 2018 

Expert Meetings

Terence Riley -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Philip Johnson

New era for Villa E-1027 and Cap Moderne

Jorge Liernur -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Latin American Modernism(s)

Restoring the past: The Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Home Studio

Behind the Scenes: Hendrick de Keyser Association

Latin America Special – Focus on Mexico

De Stijl in Drachten

Preserving the Nancarrow House-Studio

Meet the Friends - Nanne de Ru

Latin America Special – Focus on Brazil

Jan de Jong’s House is Latest Hendrick de Keyser Acquisition

Stay in a Belgian Modernist Masterpiece

In Berlin’s Modernist Network

Rietveld-Schröder House Celebrates De Stijl Anniversary

Meet Our New Foundation Board Members

Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D

Getty Grant for Villa E-1027

Iconic Dacha

11 Le Corbusier Homes now on Unesco World Heritage List

At home with Le Corbusier

Wright Plus 2016 Walk

Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library

Follow us!

Documentary La Ricarda

Rent a house designed by Gerrit Rietveld

Barragán House on Screen

Gesamtkunstwerk – An Icon on the Move

Triennale der Moderne 27 September - 13 October 2013

Prestigious Art Nouveau mansions in Brussels open

September 14 + 15: Heritage Days in Paris

June's New Arrivals: Museum Apartments

Iconic Houses is now on Twitter and Facebook

Corbu’s Cabanon: Reconstruction and Lecture

Projekt Mies In Krefeld: Life-sized model of the Krefeld Clubhouse

New arrivals: Spain special

MAMO: Le Corbu’s ‘Park in the Sky’ open 12 June

Annual Wright Architectural Housewalk: 18 May

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes on Screen

Message from the Editor

Neutra’s House on Screen

Melnikov House on Screen

Iconic Houses in the media

Message from the Editor

Eileen Gray House on Screen

Copy Culture

At Home in the 20th Century

New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches

24 December 2019

Iconic Houses End Year Message

From Natascha Drabbe

Once again, we’re celebrating a successful end to the year – the 6th in Iconic Houses’ existence. Highlights including welcoming a new house-museum member every month, the European tour of our 4th annual Iconic Houses lecture series by Tim Benton, and of course our 5th International Conference in New Canaan which sparked such interesting new initiatives: Icons at Risk and the Toolkit for Owners of Modern Homes. We look forward to telling you more about these exciting developments next year!

Click on the above photos to get to the photo albums that document the events.

New members in the US
A quick reminder of our 12 wonderful new members: our 6 new members in the USA include a rare design by Gropius and Breuer, the Alan I W Frank House, in Pittsburgh; the Home and Studio of the well-known pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, Alden B. Dow; the MHA Site Office, a sympathetic citizens' initiative in Crestwood Hills, designed by A. Quincy Jones; the James Rose Center, the personal creation of landscape designer James Rose for himself and his mother and sister upstate New York; and Richard Neutra's Grace Miller House in Palm Springs (the guest house of which can be rented for holidays). Finally, one of the new houses is an artist’s studio: Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio. Meanwhile, with the Strutt House of James Strutt, we put our first museum home in Canada on the map.

New members in Europe
In Europe we were able to welcome our 9th and 10th house in the Czech Republic: Villa Stiassni, by Ernst Wiesner, in Brno and in Prague, Adolf Loos' Villa Winternitz in which you can even spend the night! The Ryabushinsky House, also known as Gorky House Museum by Fyodor Schechtel is our 2nd member in Moscow; Louis Herman De Koninck's own House strengthened our Brussels membership; and Haus Dellacher in Austria from Raimund Abraham, who built most of his oeuvre in the United States, came as a wonderful surprise.

Behind the scenes
Already, as a very young organization, we have been able to achieve so much. We play a ‘matchmaker’ role in bringing together houses and heritage organizations and secure their future (for example, the Jan de Jonghuis), and some of our members even find their way to specific and substantial grants because they are members of our network. Many exchanges have been made through exhibitions that are made together and travel between the museum houses (until 31 March 2019, for example, Museum Het Schip hosts the beautiful exhibition Gaudí and the Amsterdam School).

We all need Friends
Finally, we would like to wish you happy holidays and express our heartfelt thanks for your continued support. Your generous donations will allow us further our mission, keeping you informed and updated on this important subject of young residential heritage. Why not start planning your visits to our member houses? As a Friend of Iconic Houses, there are some very special events to look forward to next year. Thank you once again for making our work possible, and we hope we can count on your continuing support in 2019!

Posted 24 December 2018