Collection by Diana Budds

Architects' Homes for their Parents


It comes at no surprise that some of the most famous architects' early commissions were for their parents. Who better to encourage their experimental ideas? How better to repay years of encouragement? For a few—like Charles Gwathmey (whose Amagansett house was featured in our October 2012 American Modern issue) and Harry Seidler—those were the projects put them on the map. Here, we take a look at more homes by architects for their families.

Villa le Lac Le Corbusier's 1923 design on the shores of Lake Geneva has been featured a couple of times before on...
At 689 square feet, the open-plan house features a bedroom, powder room, bathroom, kitchen, and small salon that could...
The Rogers House, built in 1969 for Rogers’s parents,was “a transparent, flexible tube which would be adapted and...
Vanna Venturi House Richard Venturi designed this Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, house for his mother in 1963.
Here's the interior of the Vanna Venturi House.
Kathryn Moore House Charles Moore is remembered for designing the homes from Sea Ranch and for the PoMo Piazza...
Here's the courtyard of the Kathryn Moore House.
Jerome and Carolyn Meier House Architect Richard Meier designed this Essex, New Jersey, house for his parents in 1965.
Seidler House Though located just outside of Sydney, Australia, the house Harry Seidler designed for his mother...
Here's an archival shot of the Seidler House deck.
The prefab steel frame lightly touches the wood to prevent mold and mildew.
Farkas—preparing a snack for the grandkids—deferred to her daughter about the design of the interior.
The interior is furnished with Lubi Daybeds from CB2, which Howell and Porter designed to include hidden cubbies behind...
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