Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Exterior Views Mid Century Modern


Imaginatively woven into the natural environment and surrounding pond, the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio elicits you to question, peek around corners and travel on unknown paths. It draws you into rooms of diverging angles, soaring roof lines, brilliant color, abundant natural light, and geometric patterns. The integration of building and site truly exemplify Mr. Dow’s definition of organic architecture as the idea that “…gardens never end and buildings never begin.” Designed and built in a small, conservative, Midwestern town amidst the Great Depression, the Home and Studio challenges your idea of the built environment. The Home and Studio reflects Alden B. Dow’s desire to redefine buildings, merging form and function for the ultimate experience. Experience, enjoy and discover an innovative definition of mid-20th Century modern architecture.

Arial view of The Alden B. Dow Home and...
There is a lovely interior courtyard that snakes out back.
Dow loved red accents, and they repeat all over the house. I like these on the exterior very much.
This screened-in porch is on the second level of the house and overlooks the big pond.
A screened-in porch overlooks the pond and sports furniture by both Harry Bertoia and Dow himself.
The best view by far of the Alden B. Dow home and studio is from a little rise on the other side of the man made pond.
This bridge at the Alden B. Dow Home and Studio goes from the terrace of the Dow home over the pond and out toward the...
A geometric bridge connects one of the many outdoor terraces of the Dow Home to green space on the other side of the...
This view of the back of the Dow Home gives a much better sense of the scope of the place and how inviting the...
Jump ahead to 1939 and Dow was into the house that he would live in. You can see the lights of the submarine room which...
Here's a view of the entrance to the Dow Home and Studio from the 1930s.
Dow's love of nature was boundless.
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