the farnsworth house was on the auction block this past weekend. mies van der rohe's modernist masterpiece was built in 1951 and has recently caused purists a little anxiety. lately, there have been talks of destruction and talks of displacement. it seems as though the house has fallen into good hands. good people purchased the house with donations large and small (all generous).
i'm addicted to architecture from this time period. i like the clean lines of these small little boxes. the lack of space forces you to live with only what you need. all over america, small bungalows are being torn down to be replaced by tasteless mcmansions. it's refreshing to see people give to save something so architecturally important and moreover, charming. best of all, they're opening up the house to the public so that we may all enjoy it. how much is a ticket to chicago anyway? anyone want to donate miles?