6th Iconic Houses Conference June 2020
Hôtel Mezzara and the Guimard Museum project
We welcome 13 new members!
Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon
BREAKING NEWS: 8 Wright Sites Inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List!
LECTURE 29 August - Raymond Neutra: My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright [SOLD OUT]
SPECIAL – Hello Netherlands!
SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies
Our Badge of Honour
SPECIAL – Hello Germany!
SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses
SPECIAL – Iconic Holidays!
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
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
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
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
At Home in the 20th Century
New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches
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