This stunning mid century house in Massachussets, US, was the first private commission for iconic modernist architect Walter Gropius in the United States. Built in 1938, as a private holiday home for the mother of one of Gropius' then students, John Hagerty, at the time enrolled at Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The house sits right on the water, with a foundation built using local granite from the rocky shoreline. The simple form is true to the modernist minimalist ideas, a vast difference to the existing local architecture at the time. The house has floor to ceiling windows facing the ocean and capturing the views, whilst plain walls minimise contact and views to the adjacent buildings.
I find it incredible that a building designed almost 80 years ago, still feels so contemporary and current. A true piece of iconic mid-century architecture.
Enjoy / Jess