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The pinnacle of my trip to Columbus Indiana was the evening we spent in the Miller House. One of the country’s most highly regarded examples of mid-century Modernist residences, the Miller House was designed by Eero Saarinen, with interiors by Alexander Girard, and landscape design by Daniel Urban Kiley.

We were given an exclusive tour of the home and there was a silent reverence that permeated the air. Yes we were all geeking out in full geek mode. I believe we were all in awe of these masters work that we really didn’t have much to say that night. It took me a few days to digest what I had experienced. The home was magnificent, everything I would want a current modern home to be. The Miller Home will open to the public some time next year.

We were not allowed to take pictures as those were promised to the New York Times. While sifting through Flickr I came upon a set of the Miller Home. The set belongs to user khorsean who has given me permission to use his photos in this post. I asked how he got a tour of the home as it looks like it was still being lived in. His response was “I was fortunate enough to be part of the first tour to go through after Xenia passed. Will took us through with his wife and it was a very cool experience to get the stories and side anecdotes about the life of the house”. See more of the Miller House and links to learn more after the jump.

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

Eero Saarinen eames Alexander Girard Daniel Urban Kiley miller house

All images © khorsean

More about the Miller House:

http://www.imamuseum.org/art/collections/miller-house
http://www.columbus.in.us/
J. Irwin Miller
Dan Kiley
Eero Saarinen



 



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