Mies was misunderstood by many in his time. The existence of this structure today is living proof of his timeless genius. A great example of timelessness. The Marilyn Monroe of architecture.
Although beat to the punch by Phillip Johnson, who saw Mies' initial designs for a glass house, the Farnsworth House is the progenitor of the residential glass box. While the house is stripped to its simplest elements, Mies' handling of his basic materials, steel, glass, wood and travertine is almost Victorian in its sumptuousness and perfectness. The house literally floats... 更多
This is a tremendous site to visit. The house is great and the grounds are nice. The guided tour is great and the guides are very knowlegable. The site is a bit hard to find for someone out of state. If you find it the trip is worthwhile.
The Farnswhorth House was the very first house I drew in architecture school and I was really excited about visiting it when I went to Chicago. However, I considered not doing it since it's hard to get there from the city. I am so glad I finally decided to do it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and he gave... 更多
We took the Chicago Architecture Foundation Sunday bus tour out to the house. It included a guide at the house and took about 4 hours and 30 minutes (travel time took up about 3 hours). The bus was comfortable and provided a glimpse of Illinois corn fields a little over a hour from the frenetic pace of Chicago. The house... 更多
There's not that much to see compared to other private homes built by famous architects that are now open to the public, but then again, this was a weekend retreat for one person and built by an architect who believed in "less is more." Still, the stories behind the house and the building itself are well worth the roughly 66-mile... 更多
+ Ample parking space + Tour schedules and ticket purchase available online + Has a little gift shop + Very knowledgeable tour guides + Tour started and ended on-time + Nice walk through the woods before you reach the house + After the tour, we were able to ask our guide more questions. Needs improvement: 1) No place to eat... 更多
I bought a Groupon for me, my husband, my brother and dad to visit farnswoth house for Father's day. What a great tour! We are an anti-guided tour and had a great visit. Our docent John was a great, knowledgeable guide. From afar, the house seems so simple and you can't even imagine the stories and history you will discover.... 更多
This house was built in 1951 by Mies van der Rohe as a weekend retreat for Dr Farnsworth. She wanted a modern house built in the countryside. It is made almost entirely of glass, stands on low stilts and seems to float above the ground. It is still a modern house by today's standards. If you take the tour round... 更多