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Gropius House

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Beautiful house by one of the fathers of modern architecture

Walter Gropius was one of the founders of the Bauhaus in Germany. He was invited to be a professor... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
LXdaddy
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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I discovered this randomly, although had forgotten about its presence near Boston, MA. The 1938... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
designerista
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius...more
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

It's always fun to see where and how a famous person lived. People flock to the homes of movie stars, Presidents, sports and music greats. But even more intriguing and revealing is the private home of an architect. We know what he designed for others,...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs anywhere once you parked regarding where to buy a ticket or make reservations, and when finally the guide came up, most of the group hadn't reserved...More

1  Thank MHCalum
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Walter Gropius was one of the founders of the Bauhaus in Germany. He was invited to be a professor of architecture at Harvard in the mid 1930s. He built this house in Lincoln for his family and as a base for his architectural practice. We...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I discovered this randomly, although had forgotten about its presence near Boston, MA. The 1938 home of Walter Gropius and his family. I was really pleased with the overall site landscape and the condition of the house. It is always nice to visit the work...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Another hidden gem in Lexington MA. There is a very knowledgeable curator who gives a tour of the house with a lot of informations about the Bauhaus period. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

If you care about the origins of modern architecture in the US, this is a must visit place. Nicely interpreted, the setting retains much of its rural charm.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Perfect weather led to an exceptionally fine experience both outside and inside this laboratory for Gropius's American modernism. Few of the details (vertical siding outside, vertical clapboards inside, hardware, textiles) are evident in photographs. The website should give more explicit directions for those without a...More

1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We went for an evening tour that highlighted the lighting Gropius used in the house, but they also gave a general guided tour of the house. I cannot remember the name of the director of the house but she is is extremely pleasant and informative....More

1  Thank Jill G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to the house that Gropius built. He made modest spaces feel spacious with lots of light and views to the outside, and with spare furnishings. His connections between inside and out reminded me of his contemporary, Frank Lloyd Wright. But the...More

3  Thank KerryR1264
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Gropius House is a SPNEA house, probably the newest of its properties. Nicely maintained property, kept to look as it did when built in 1938. Surprisingly modern, neat family touches. Great docent for the tour. We have done dozens of these tours and this...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I have been driving by the exit for the Gropius House for years. This weekend at the last minute a friend and I decided to visit the Zimmerman House in Manchester NH. well it being leaf peeping season Zimmerman House was booked. So I thought...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs anywhere once you parked regarding where to buy a ticket or make reservations, and when finally the guide came up, most of the group hadn't reserved...More

1  Thank MHCalum
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