Designed by its owner-resident, Virginia Tech architecture professor Currie, this house is perhaps the best representative of post–World War II modernism in Southwest Virginia. Currie was strongly influenced in his years at Harvard as a student of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer. The one-and-a-half-story square house achieves a simple clarity in its pyramidal-roofed form, which features such iconographic modern features as a masonry service core surrounded by an open plan and defined on all sides by glass window walls. The roof extends to shelter a deck that surrounds the square. Set on the hillside of the mid-twentieth-century Blacksburg suburb of Highland Park, the house has a sweeping view of the Roanoke Valley. In 1982 the AIA awarded a Test of Time award to the house.
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