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Marcel Breuer Hooper House II

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A new owner with a light touch has kept Marcel Breuer's 1959 Hooper House II a marvel of the mid-20th century whose life will extend well into the 21st.
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  Hooper House II's new owner, Richard North, has altered the house very little, though he did convert the carport into an enclosed garage to provide greater protection for his collection of automobiles.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    Hooper House II's new owner, Richard North, has altered the house very little, though he did convert the carport into an enclosed garage to provide greater protection for his collection of automobiles.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  A large rectangular cut in the back wall of the house creates views from the entrance through a courtyard to the trees and lake beyond.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    A large rectangular cut in the back wall of the house creates views from the entrance through a courtyard to the trees and lake beyond.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  North stands outside his glass-walled living room, which also houses his small library of books about Breuer.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    North stands outside his glass-walled living room, which also houses his small library of books about Breuer.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  The courtyard captures nature within the embrace of the house, a "room" of green that is simultaneously indoors and outdoors.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    The courtyard captures nature within the embrace of the house, a "room" of green that is simultaneously indoors and outdoors.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  Although the house was refurbished before North bought it in 1996, it still includes some of Breuer's original built-in furniture, including the desk in the bedroom, as well as a chair designed by the architect.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    Although the house was refurbished before North bought it in 1996, it still includes some of Breuer's original built-in furniture, including the desk in the bedroom, as well as a chair designed by the architect.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  The playroom, lit by skylights, is now a reading and television space for North, whose children are now adults.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    The playroom, lit by skylights, is now a reading and television space for North, whose children are now adults.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  The main bathroom is a vision from the past and hasn't been updated with contemporary fixtures.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    The main bathroom is a vision from the past and hasn't been updated with contemporary fixtures.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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  Three stark planes make the dining room a place of sun and shadow: a wall of rock, a floor of bluestone, and a sheer slice of glass. Further adding to the unity of the house, the tubular steel dining chairs were also designed by Breuer.  Photo by: Zubin ShroffCourtesy of: Zubin Shroff
    Three stark planes make the dining room a place of sun and shadow: a wall of rock, a floor of bluestone, and a sheer slice of glass. Further adding to the unity of the house, the tubular steel dining chairs were also designed by Breuer.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

    Courtesy of: Zubin Shroff

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  The courtyard divides the "bi-nuclear" house into adult areas and children's areas, including a playroom.  Photo by: Zubin Shroff
    The courtyard divides the "bi-nuclear" house into adult areas and children's areas, including a playroom.

    Photo by: Zubin Shroff

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