This is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s first domestic structure in the United States, and it is a beautiful example of Minimalism. The house is located outside Chicago, but is worth the drive and the tour guides are pretty great. Due to flooding, the house and the property will undergo major preservation changes beginning in the next decade, so it’s hard to tell how long the house will remain in it’s current state.
Website
farnsworthhouse.org
Address
Farnsworth House, 14520 River Road, Chicago, United States
Current city: Chicago
Graphic Designer based in Chicago, Illinois. Currently Senior Designer at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
 

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