Cutting Edge Architecture in Suburbia / by John McGurk

Located in Lincoln, Mass., the Gropius House is a true gem of modernist architecture and design. Built in 1938, Walter Gropius and his family lived here when he was teaching at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Founder of the revolutionary design school known as the Bauhaus, Gropius holds a special place in the history of modern architecture.

 View from the main road and driveway entrance.

View from the main road and driveway entrance.

Exemplary in it's representation of the principles of modernist architecture, it is a National Historic Landmark. The use of local buildings materials, combined with it's "international" design style, renders the Gropius House a strong contender for cutting edge architecture in the suburbs. 

 The back of the house, unchanged. 

The back of the house, unchanged. 

The house stands alone on a small hill top, overlooking the beautiful New England landscape where it is located. Although hardly radical today, at the time it was built, the house surely ruffled some feathers and turned some heads of locals in the area.

 Another view from the back of the house. 

Another view from the back of the house.