In 1952, the industrialist J. Irwin Miller and his wife, Xenia, commissioned a remarkable modernist triumvirate to create their home in Columbus, Indiana: Eero Saarinen designed the building, Alexander Girard masterminded the interiors, and Dan Kiley handled the landscape architecture. Luckily, the Miller heirs knew they had grown up in a gem, and when their parents passed away, they generously donated the house, along with many of its original furnishings, to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I have visited my fair share of iconic modern homes, but the moment I walked in, this one felt unique.

Modern home with Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Hanging Fireplace, and Rug Floor. Miller House Bookshelf Photo  of Miller HouseView Photos

Miller House Bookshelf

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Coffee Tables, and Bookcase. Miller House Sunken Living Room
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Miller House Sunken Living Room

Modern home with Kitchen, Metal Cabinet, and Rug Floor. Miller House Kitchen Photo 3 of Miller HouseView Photos

Miller House Kitchen

Modern home with Exterior, Mid-Century Building Type, House Building Type, and Flat RoofLine. Miller House Front Facade Photo 4 of Miller HouseView Photos

Miller House Front Facade

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, and Mid-Century Building Type. Miller House Exterior Photo 5 of Miller HouseView Photos

Miller House Exterior

Credits

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Architect
Interior Design
  • Alexander Girard
Landscape Design
  • Dan Kiley

Overview

Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern