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Case Studies

This section provides examples of what kinds of projects have been undertaken by homeowners or other small groups of committed individuals. They also indicate what types of organizations might be of assistance along the way.

Conserving the Eames House: A Case Study in Conservation

Members of the Eames House Conservation Project team discuss studies and conservation work completed in 2015, as well as plans for the next phase of the project.



John McIlwee on Living in Lautner's Garcia House

Homeowner John McIlwee discusses the details of his arduous restoration of the Garcia House, a modern masterpiece completed in 1962 by famed Los Angeles architect John Lautner.



Preservation and Progress: Preserving a National Trust Landmark for Contemporary Living

Architect Craig Bassam and creative director Scott Fellows are currently restoring Philip Johnson’s Hodgson House in New Canaan. They talked about their preservation work at the Fifth International Iconic Houses Conference in New Canaan 15-18 May 2018. Their lecture can be watched in the (above) link.



Saving Abandoned Modern Houses on Cape Cod

Architect Peter McMahon founded the Cape Cod Modern House Trust (South Wellfleet, MA) over 10 years ago. It takes abandoned houses owned by the federal government and restores them, making them available to supporters for weekly summer stays. Peter was a speaker at the Fifth International Iconic Houses Conference in New Canaan 15-18 May 2018. His lecture can be watched in the (above) link.