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Tennenbaum House

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1988, Ed Niles. 307 Rockledge Rd.

Typical of the second-generation homes that have replaced Vail's original smaller houses, this huge, high-tech composition designed by a California architect rejects Alpine antecedents. Its green glass cubes, framed in white metal, pose a question: Do Malibu oceanside homes work on Vail's mountain-sides? So many locals threw verbal stones at this glass house that the Vail Town Council, Planning and Environmental Commission, and Design Review Commission conducted what Mrs. Tennenbaum, in the June 30, 1989, issue of Vail Trail, called “an architectural witch hunt.” This eyecatcher revives the International Style in the Post-modern tradition of Richard Meier.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Tennenbaum House", [Vail, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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