Collection by Amanda Dameron

Modern Across America

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Opdahl Remastered
Case Study architect Edward Killingsworth’s masterpiece, the 1957 Opdahl House, fell into ruin, but thanks to a…
Mies van der Rohe, Lafayette Park
High-rise superblocks and identical clusters of row houses set apart from the urban grid have been much maligned as…
A Fine Vintage
At age 34, Philip M. Isaacson commissioned architect F. Frederick Bruck to design a home for him and his wife. That was…
Richard Meier's 1973 Douglas House Receives Historic Designation
More than 40 years after its completion, an early masterpiece by the Pritzker Prize–winning architect receives historic…
Bauhaus by the Sea
No nautical nonsense here. How Walter Gropius built the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States.
Kansas City Royal
A young architect takes on an intimidating commission: reviving a modern masterwork by Marcel Breuer.
Ennis House 2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Feliz, Los Angeles Inspired by Mesoamerican temples, the 1924 Ennis House is…
Alvar Aalto's Pacific Northwest Gem
Nestled quietly on a bluff amidst flat farmlands and late-1800s German heritage is the Mount Angel Abbey. A place where…
The Restored Rudolph Schindler Project That Was Inspired by a Greek Village
With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic…
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…
Marcel Breuer, St. John’s Abbey (1961) Designed by a Bauhaus icon, the modernist Minnesota church greets the faithful…
Eero Saarinen's Giant 1957 Masterpiece in New Jersey Restored and Reimagined
The cutting edge of laboratory design when first built, Bell Labs is being revamped to fulfill a new role—bringing the…
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