Wednesday, March 2, 2011

the Booth House


Above: A 1976 Robert Damora photo of the facade of the Booth House

Before Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House of 1949, there was the Booth House. His first completed commission, Johnson built this house in 1946 in the village of Bedford,New York, for a young advertising executive and his wife, who were interested in a home from which to commute to Manhattan. More importantly, they wanted a residence both practical and yet open to the rustic beauty of the surrounding forest.


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