Sleep in a Modernist Gem – Huis Billiet in Bruges
Icons of the Czech Avantgarde
7th International Iconic Houses Conference
Hurray! 10 Years Iconic Houses
Icon for Sale - Casa Legorreta
Meet Conference Co-Chair Iveta Černá
17 June - 'Pioneers-film' Screening Amersfoort
Meet Conference Co-Chair Maria Szadkowska
Eighteen Iconic Houses Under One Roof
2023 Tour Schedule - Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House Screenings
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Van Eesteren House Museum
Welcome Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Zentrum in Vienna!
Welcome Vila Volman! Jewel of Czech Functionalism
Movie Night: Adolf Loos- Revolutionary Among Architects
'Inside Iconic Houses' Case Study House #26 Webcast in Webshop
Inside Iconic Houses at Taut’s Home in Berlin
Rediscovering Forgotten Loos Interiors in Pilsen
'Inside Iconic Houses' - Online Tour Program
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - The Diagoon House
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Rietveld Schröder House
Rietveld Houses Owners Association
Corberó Space: New Life for Hidden Jewel
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Pierre Cuypers' House and Workshops
Reeuwijk Celebrates Completion of Restoration Rietveld Homes!
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Van Doesburg Rinsema House
Welcome Rietveld's Van Daalen House!
Architect Harry Gessner Passed Away at 97
Watch Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House Now On Demand
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
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
Hans van Heeswijk on The Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
Wessel de Jonge on Dutch Icons at Risk
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
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
Villa Henny, geometric style icon in The Netherlands
A Mendini temple in Amsterdam
IH-lectures USA & Canada Feb 2020 on Melnikov House
Sponsors and Friends
An Afternoon with the Glucks
Chandler McCoy on Making Modern Houses Sustainable
Catherine Croft: Getting Away from the Demolition Mentality in the UK
Patrick Weber on Discovering an Unknown Icon
Fiona Fisher on Iconic Interiors
Jocelyn Bouraly on Villa Cavrois
Mireia Massagué on finding success through a new kind of partnership
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
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
Natascha Drabbe - Iconic Houses: The Next Chapter
Terence Riley -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Philip Johnson
New era for Villa E-1027 and Cap Moderne
Hilary Lewis on Philip Johnson and his Glass House
John Arbuckle on Great House Tours
William D. Earls on the Harvard Five in New Canaan
Stover Jenkins on Working for Philip Johnson
Frederick Noyes on his Father’s House
Scott Fellows and Craig Bassam on their Passion for Preservation
Jorge Liernur -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Latin American Modernism(s)
Fabio Grementieri on Modernism in Argentina
Catalina Corcuera Cabezut on Casa Luis Barragán
Renato Anelli on Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro
Tim McClimon on Corporate Preservation
Amanda Nelson on Building Donor Relationships
John Bacon on Planned Giving
Jean-Paul Warmoes on the Art of Fundraising in America
Chandler McCoy on Why Less is More
Katherine Malone-France on Moving with the Times
Anne Mette Rahbæk on Philanthropic Investments and Preservation
Peter McMahon on Saving Modern Houses on Cape Cod
Toshiko Kinoshita on Japanese Modern Heritage Houses
Roland Reisley on Life in a Frank Lloyd Wright House
5th Iconic Houses Conference May 2018
Kristin Stone, Pasadena Tour Company
Restoring the past: The Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Home Studio
Behind the Scenes: Hendrick de Keyser Association
Crosby Doe, Architecture for Sale
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
Maintaining Aalto's Studio – Linoleum Conservation
Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D
Getty Grant for Villa E-1027
Plečnik House in Ljubljana
Iconic Houses: A Bohemian Road Trip
Work in Progress: Capricho de Gaudí
11 Le Corbusier Homes now on Unesco World Heritage List
At home with Le Corbusier
Henry van de Velde’s Study in Haus Hohe Pappeln Restored
Lynda Waggoner reports
A Conference to Remember
4th International Iconic Houses Conference
Guest of Honor - Harry Gesner
Fallingwater: European Lecture Tour
Wright Plus 2016 Walk
Susan Macdonald, Getty Conservation Institute
John Mcllwee, Garcia House
Meet the Friends – Elisabeth Tostrup
Iconic Houses: The Story So Far
Willie van Burgsteden, designer Iconic Houses
Buff Kavelman, Philanthropic Advisor
Meet the Friends - Frederick Noyes
Sheridan Burke, GML Heritage
Meet the Friends - Raymond Neutra
Sidney Williams, Frey House
Franklin Vagnone and Deborah Ryan, Museum Anarchists
Meet the Friends - James Haefner
Toshiko Mori, architect
Malachi Connolly, Cape Cod Modern House Trust
Meet the Friends - Penny Sparke
Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames House
Cory Buckner, Mutual Housing Site Office
Jeffrey Herr, Hollyhock House
Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library
Sarah Lorenzen, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
Ted Bosley, Gamble House
Keeping It Modern - Getty Conservation Grants
Meet the Friends - Thomas Schönauer
Wim de Wit, Stanford University
Linda Dishman, Los Angeles Conservancy
Jesse Lattig, Pasadena Heritage
Join us in Los Angeles! Update
Work in Progress: Casa Vicens
Work in Progress: Van Wassenhove House
Work in Progress: Villa Cavrois
Work in Progress: The Pearlroth House
Third Iconic Houses Conference a huge success
Conference House Tours Barcelona
Marta Lacambra, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera
Natascha Drabbe, Iconic Houses Foundation
Special speaker Oscar Tusquets
Jordi Tresserras, UNESCO Network ‘Culture, tourism and development’
Christen Obel, Utzon Foundation
Elena Ruiz Sastre, Casa Broner
Fernando Alvarez Prozorovich, La Ricarda
Tim Benton, Professor of Art History (Emeritus)
Susana Landrove, Docomomo Spain
Rossend Casanova, Casa Bloc
Conference Program 25 November 2014
Jordi Falgàs, Casa Rafael Masó
Documentary La Ricarda
Marga Viza, Casa Míla/La Pedrera
Celeste Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Conference 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera
Henry Urbach, The Glass House
Victoria & Albert Museum London November 12
Tommi Lindh, new director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum
Iveta Černá, Villa Tugendhat
Lynda Waggoner, Fallingwater
Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center
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
Taut's Home wins Europa Nostra Award
Annual Wright Architectural Housewalk: 18 May
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes on Screen
Message from the Editor
Neutra’s House on Screen
Michel Richard, Fondation Le Corbusier
Symposium The Public and the Modern House
Melnikov House on Screen
Iconic Houses in the media
Message from the Editor
Round Table Review
Eileen Gray House on Screen
At Home in the 20th Century
New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches
Philippe Bélaval, Centre des monuments nationaux
We welcome 13 new members!
Our warmest welcome to 2019's new members, which we feature in this August update!
In this SPECIAL, we feature all the house museums which have signed up to join our Iconic Houses network since the beginning of the year.
Among them are a number of pairs:
- Two artists' homes: those of Edvard Munch in Norway and Chana Orloff in Paris
- Two architects' houses in Italy that can be rented for the holiday; Villa Leoni and Casa Baldarini
- Two houses in The Netherlands: Van Doesburg Rinsema House and Sybold van Ravesteyn House
- Two houses that can be rented short term in the USA: Case Study House #26, our first member in Northern California, and the Richard Neutra designed Guest House at the Grace Miller House in Palm Springs
- Two houses in German-speaking countries: Haus Lange Haus Esters by Mies van der Rohe in Krefeld, Germany, and Ein Haus WOBA in Base, Switzerland.
- Then we have three other European masterpieces: the Renaat Braem House in Antwerp, Belgium; Villa Stiassni in Brno, Czech Republic; and the smallest house in the world, the highly innovative and amusing Keret House in Warsaw, Poland.
Note: Plan your visits well in advance as visiting times can be irregular.
Share your tips with us!
We’re always on the look-out for inspiring modern house museums. So, if you know a unique and unmissable 20th-century house that is open to the public and isn’t yet on our map, please tell us about it by mailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your suggestions!
Keret House - Warsaw, 2012
The Keret House, designed by Jakub Szczęsny, is an art installation and an example of extraordinary architecture in the form of an insert in a narrow gap between two existing buildings, representing different historical periods in Warsaw’s history. Artists from around the world can realize their projects here during residences. An extreme example of the current trend of tiny housing.
Casa Saldarini - Baratti, Tuscany, 1965
Casa Saldarini was built by Vittorio Giorgini from a double metal net covered with sprayed cement and left coarse, then in some places shaped by hand to form a slab here and there with pierced openings resembling paper cuttings. The curved, sinuous contours evoke a huge creature such as a whale or dinosaur. It was the first building in Italy based on an iso-elastic membrane made of concrete and wire netting.
Case Study House #26 - San Rafael, CA, 1963
Case Study House 26 is one of the last houses of the influential post-war program and the only Case Study House designed by Beverley Thorne, who designed more than 150 houses in California, mostly framed in steel and on difficult sites. The timeless design is based on a simple concept, basically a shoebox comprised of 8 identical bays, covered with a flat roof. The social spaces are accentuated by their double height.
Renaat Braem Huis - Antwerp, 1958
Renaat Braem was one of the most important figures in post-war Belgian architecture. After his studies, he worked as a trainee with Le Corbusier. His own home and studio are highly individual interpretations of his ideas on 'liberated living'. The abstract three-dimensional play of volume and void, and the harmony between function, construction and form, are typical of this architect’s sculptural thinking and spatial insight.
Villa Leoni - Tremezzina - Como, 1944
Situated on the western side of Lake Como, this villa was designed by architect Pietro Lingeri as the Leoni family's summer residence. Built in the same years as Lingeri’s artists’ houses on the island of Comacina, it represents another step in his study of rational and Mediterranean architecture in the years between the two World Wars. The Villa can be visited by appointment and rented for short stays.
Grace Miller House - Palm Springs, 1937
The house was built as a home and exercise studio. Richard Neutra's first desert commission generated much publicity. It fell into disrepair in the 1950s and by 2000 was dilapidated and uninhabitable. The current owner has meticulously restored it to its original state whilst adding a pool and a guest house that Neutra designed but never built. The guest house can be rented for short stays.
Sybold van Ravesteyn House - Utrecht, 1933
Dutch railway architect Sybold van Ravesteyn designed this villa in 1932 for himself in the style of the Nieuwe Bouwen. The villa was transferred to the Hendrick de Keyser Association in 1996. The wish of Van Ravesteyn's son was that the house and the interior would remain unchanged. As of March 2019 the house can be rented as a holiday home.
Van Doesburg Rinsemahuis - Drachten, 1930
The Van Doesburg Rinsema House is part of the Parrot District in Drachten. Avant-garde artist and De Stijl founder Theo van Doesburg was given the opportunity to design a colour scheme for both the exterior and interior of a row of houses. He based it on the primary colours red, blue and yellow, combined with black, white and grey. For the first time he was able to fully integrate his theories of art and architecture.
Haus Lange Haus Esters - Krefeld, 1930
The villa ensemble known as Haus Lange Haus Esters was commissioned to Mies van der Rohe by Hermann Lange and Josef Esters. The houses were to be home not only for the families of the clients but also, in the case of Hermann Lange, for his comprehensive collection of contemporary art. The design included all utility areas, kitchen, darkroom, bathrooms, as well as, in the case of Haus Esters, the layout of the garden.
Ein Haus WOBA - Basel, 1930
Similar to the Modernist housing settlement in Stuttgart's Weissenhof Siedlung, the first modernist housing settlement in Switzerland for the subsistence minimum, or 'Existenzminimum', was realized in Basel. Thirteen architects in search of affordable and efficient working-class apartments turned the Schweizerische Wohnungsausstellung Basel, or WOBA, into one of the most exciting early Swiss housing experiments.
Villa Stiassni - Brno, 1927
Villa Stiassni was built for the Jewish textile manufacturer Alfred Stiassni, to designs by the famous Brno architect Ernst Wiesner. Alfred Stiassni lived in the villa with his wife Hermine and daughter Susanne for just nine years. The couple had bought several building lots with a combined area of 32,174 m2. It was one of the largest private lots of land in Brno. In 1938 the entire family fled before the imminent Nazi occupation.
Ateliers- musée Chana Orloff - Paris, 1926
The complete oeuvre of Chana Orloff, one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, is presented in her house-studio designed by Auguste Perret. A visit of the workshop allows you to see busts of famous personalities between the two world wars such as Pierre Chareau and Anaïs Nin. Orloff’s work touched on many themes, including the female figure, which was always dignified and strong, whether naked, clothed, biblical, maternal, or working.
Munch's house - Åsgårdstrand, 1926
Of all the places where Munch lived and worked as an artist, he perhaps left most traces of himself at Åsgårdstrand. This is the only one of his several homes that remains intact, and the landscape remains much as it was in Munch's day. Over a period of more than 20 years he painted some of his best works here, including the sketches for Frieze of Life.
Posted 20 August 2019