New Program - Inside Iconic Houses!
Save Maison Zilveli - Sign the Petition!
How a Building Tells a Story - Recorded Event
July - Iconic Houses Month
Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
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
ICONS AT RISK
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
SPECIAL – Northern (High)Lights!
SPECIAL - Casas Icónicas en España!
SPECIAL - Vacances en France!
SPECIAL – Iconic Dreams - Sleep in an Iconic House!
SPECIAL – Dutch Delights!
SPECIAL – German Greats!
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
SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies
Our Badge of Honour
SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses
SPECIAL – Iconic Housing
Iconic Houses End Year Message
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Kohlberg House Restoration in Progress
Planned Demolition of Rietveld Homes in Reeuwijk
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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
New Program - Inside Iconic Houses!
Exclusive Live Streamed Tours for Iconic Houses Donors
To keep up morale and recreate the excitement of travel, Iconic Houses has launched a new program this year. Together, we’re visiting an Iconic Houses member house every other week in a unique series of live-streamed house tours led by the house owner, director or curator. These exclusive expert-led tours are curated for our top-tier donors. Not a donor yet? Consider becoming one and scroll down to find out how it works!
The tours are a way for those who run the special houses and hidden gems that make up our global network to stay engaged with our community, which consists of the owners of modern heritage homes, leading architects and architectural historians, intellectually curious top-tier donors and culturally interested individuals with a passion for design and architecture.
Recordings of these special live-streamed tours will be available on a dedicated webpage for members and donors only. For a smaller contribution, everyone else will be able to watch the recordings of the tours through our webshop.
The directors of the world’s most extraordinary houses invite you to be their special guest for a personal behind-the-scenes live-streamed tour. Come with us as they open locked doors, reveal what’s behind hidden panels, and shine a light on some famously dark corners! Guests will have the opportunity to join in what promises to be a lively Q&A session at the conclusion of the tours. You can ask us questions in advance or let us know if you’re interested in seeing something in particular. We’ll do our best to accommodate all requests within reason.
So far, we have visited the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fallingwater with its director Justin Gunther, and Studio Aalto (a possible future UNESCO World Heritage site) with Tommi Lindh, director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation. Confirmed visits to other UNESCO World Heritage houses include Victor Horta’s own house and studio in Brussels and Gaudí's La Pedrera in Barcelona. Plus many more houses from all over the world.
Click on image to watch the Fallingwater Teaser
Members and Donors Only
This initiative combines our professional interest and desire to travel and to discover extraordinary homes during this culturally lean time. Always accompanied by a Q&A and topped off with a happy hour and signature cocktails that are related to the architect, the clients or local traditions: can you think of a better way to e-meet your peers? The tours are usually held on Thursday. Invited are our 150 house museum members, Leadership Circle Members, Donor Patrons and Corporate Patron Members, Foundation Board Members, International Advisory Board members, and project partners.
Your Iconic Happy Hour
We’re a global community, but for our European friends who join the tour live around happy hour or in the evening, while our friends in Southern California are drinking their first coffee, we will always offer inspiration in the form of a recipe for a signature cocktail, local drink or favourite tipple of the architect or clients, so you are able to attend the tour in style. And if you can’t be there right then, you can create your own happy hour by watching the recording whenever it is convenient for you.
|Signature cocktails at Fallingwater and The Gamble House.|
Your Online Travel Itinerary – Save These Thursdays
|28 January||Liljestrand House|
|28 February||Leadership Circle Event* Lovell Health House|
|25 March||Studio Aalto|
|8 April||Maison Louis Carré|
|22 April||The Gamble House|
|6 May||La Pedrera, aka Casa Milá|
|20 May||Country Residence/Museum Jachthuis Sint Hubertus|
|3 June||Horta Museum|
|17 June||Haus am Horn|
|1 July||Van Wassenhove House|
|15 July||Soon to be announced|
|29 July||Farnsworth House|
|September||Five Conference Modules Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House|
|October-December Tours||will be announced in July|
|*A Leadership Circle Event is an in-person visit, organized once a year for our dedicated members support group, of a contemporary private house that is never open to the public. The architect is present and gives a personal tour of the house. During the pandemic, this in-person event is replaced by two online visits of extraordinary private homes.|
How can I join?
Are you interested in joining this new program? Consider becoming a Donor. In this link you’ll find all the information to sign up as a Donor Patron or Corporate Patron Member (€500 and above). This is the minimum level of support in order to be invited to these live streamed house tours. Based on a €500 donation, the cost per tour is only €25.
For more information on becoming a Leadership Circle Member and to hear about the extra privileges (donations of €1,000 and above), please reach out to Natascha Drabbe, Executive Director and Founder of the Iconic Houses Network at email@example.com.
US-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of Iconic Houses at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a 501c3 public charity, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by US law.
Donors in The Netherlands can also support our activities in a tax-efficient way. The Iconic Houses Foundation is registered as a Public Benefit Organization (ANBI) at the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.
Thank you, Kristin Stone!
Kristin Stone is our project partner for this Inside Iconic Houses program. Kristin is the owner of the Pasadena Tour Company, and a consultant specializing in tour creation and visitor experience. One of her most recent projects was developing site-specific touring experiences for visitors to The Shed in New York (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), including an original, customized concept, script, staff training and follow-up audit, training and revision program.
Posted 15 April 2021