As culture critic for the Washington Post, Phillip Kennicott regularly laments the lack of interesting contemporary architecture in the nation's capital. His job got a little more difficult upon discovering Richard North's home, a mid-century-modern gem by renowned architect Marcel Breuer. "It's one of those houses that gets rediscovered every five or ten years," Kennicott says. "Given Dr. North's low-key but faithful way of living in the space, perhaps that's for the best."

Marcel Breuer Hooper House II
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...
Music Holl: A Copper Clad Pavilion in Seoul
Inspired by a never-performed symphony he discovered in a book by avant-garde composer John Cage, architect Steven Holl has...