For the modernist architectural enthusiast, the Gefter-Press House was inspired by two iconic residences: Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House near Plano, IL, and Philip Johnson's The Glass House in New Canaan, CT. The house was designed by Columbia University professor and noted architect Michael Bell as an essay in transparency. It is located on a secluded, 12.7-acre, wooded site only two hours from NYC and 20 minutes from Hudson. The house is published in Masterworks of the 20th and 21st Centuries by Kenneth Frampton, the eminent architectural historian (Rizzoli, 2008).
Tuesday, September 20, 2016