The client for this house had visited the 1933–1934 World's Fair in Chicago, where he saw the model houses and was converted to the cause of modernism. He engaged the Boone architect R. S. Lanse to carry out his version of the modern. The end product was a mildly Streamline Moderne house consisting of a second-floor stucco box hung over a stone-sheathed first floor. The symbolic importance of the automobile is announced by the stoneclad attached garage adjacent to the entrance. Metal casement windows wrap around the corners; within, round mirrors and a stepdown living room enhanced the modern theme.
You are here
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.