Monday, May 26, 2008
If you have $3 million you can help save Johnson's Alice Ball House in New Canaan, Conn. The current owner tells the New York Times that if she can't turn the the 1953 1,773 sq. ft. house into a pool house or sell the property, she will knock it down. The 6 bedroom, 3 bath home sits on more than two acres. The CT Trust for Historic Preservation is urging the owner, Christine Ross, who is an architect, to scale back her plans and is warning her that bad press will likely result if she destroys the house.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
With the iconic Kaufmann House by Richard Neutra selling for $15 million at a recent Christie’s auction, the Wall Street Journal reports on the emerging trend of selling real estate as art. The other mid-century modern property up on the auction block recently—Louis Kahn’s Esherick House in Philadelphia— did not get any bidders at its auction this past weekend.