A Dozen Lesser Known Houses You Should Know About

[Image via MAKcenter] In the shadows of the most celebrated houses of the 20th century are a wealth of projects every bit as important as the known icons of residential design. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, and projects of equal fame in the design world have their rightful place on the cover of glossy design books and at the top of every architecture professor’s syllabus, but these projects do not embody all the necessary teachings of the design world. In fact, some important architectural lessons go entirely overlooked simply because of their celebrity. Beyond the sensationalism and the glamour, there resides a tier of houses that is lesser known and a bit grittier, with projects that offer some of the most profound lessons in design. Some were designed early on in the careers of famous architects and contain the seeds of experimentation
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