Confessions of an Interior Designer: Farnsworth House

My brother and I were chatting the other day and he requested that I design him his very own Farnsworth House.  So in honor of how ridiculous my brother is and his good taste in architecture I thought I would introduce you all to this beautiful home and trend setting architect.
Enjoying the Journey: Confessions of an Interior Designer: Farnsworth House
You see when I was in school I studied art, architecture, interiors, art periods and architecture periods.  But while I was in class soaking up knowledge my brother was off traveling to exotic places like Afghanistan, so now he is finally getting the chance to soak up some culture and I feel like I am reliving college all over again.  It is such a joy to get to share my knowledge with him and learn along side him with this new passion of his.
Enjoying the Journey: Confessions of an Interior Designer: Farnsworth House
Now back to the house.  Ah, the Farnsworth House.  Designed by the amazing Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951 and is located near Plano, Illinois.  One of my favorite things about the design of this house was that before it was even built it's significance was recognized as a model was displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The architecture of the house represents the ultimate refinement of Mies van der Rohe's minimalist expression of structure and space.  It is composed of three strong, horizontal steel forms - the terrace, the floor of the house, and the roof - attached to attenuated, steel flange columns. (via farnsworthhouse.org)
Enjoying the Journey: Confessions of an Interior Designer: Farnsworth House
All photos from FarnsworthHouse.org

For me, this is what a house should be.  It screams modernity and lets the house speak for itself with out any adornments or decorations(as some might call them).  Simple, yet perfect.  Now as for designing my brother his very own Farnsworth house, I would never even try.  But if modern is still his wish some day when he builds, modern he will get.  

Perhaps my brother's new found passion is reigniting mine.  Perhaps I wish I lived in a glass house.  Or perhaps this is just a Confession of an Interior Designer.  

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