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Dyer House

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1973, Bruce Abrahamson. 1309 Bristol Dr.
  • Dyer House (David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim)

The Minneapolis architect effectively created a minimalist two-story cut-into box. The main floor mounted over the garage has a pair of side-by-side porches deeply cut into the volume of the house. A high clerestory arises behind, its end walls forming a single plane with the house below. The wide garage door, which is painted to match the white color of the wood-sheathed house, has as its decoration a single row of four projecting aluminum “can” lights, while the front door to the side is painted a contrasting color and is deeply set into the wall.

Writing Credits

David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim


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David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim, "Dyer House", [Iowa City, Iowa], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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