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Modern House Day Tour and Symposium

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Tour internationally known mid-century moderns not recently on tour. All day event includes breakfast, lunch, evening reception and symposium with prominent architects, editors and critics.



When Nov 03, 2007
from 01:00 AM to 01:00 AM
Where New Canaan, CT
Contact Name Janet Lindstrom
Contact Phone 203.966.1776
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Tour highlights will include a number of homes sensitively renovated to meet today's lifestyle.
Most of the homes have not been on any recent tours. The homes include the designs of Eliot Noyes (photo above), Edward Durell Stone, John Howe, Victor Christ-Janer and John Black Lee with stops at the Gores Pavilion and a Breuer house. This tour will have a cap of 200 attendees. The Historical Society will secure a total of 9 vans for the day with a maximum capacity of 25 persons each.

Tour attendees will be driven to each house via these vans. Homes will be visited by only one van at a time.  There will also be a mid-century furniture exhibit by ebhome and Design Within Reach.  Supporting sponsors include Impala Asset Management, Snaidero SoNo, and Darien, New Canaan, and Rowayton Magazine.

The day will begin with a continental breakfast and conclude with a cocktail party where guests can relax with the speakers and homeowners and get an inside view of the modernist life style.

The symposium will be moderated by John Morris Dixon, architectural journalist and editor of Progressive Architecture 1972-1996. Speakers will be Peter Gluck, award winning architect; Frederick Noyes, architect and son of "Harvard Five" architect Eliot Noyes; John Johansen, a "Harvard Five" architect; and Jens Risom, noted designer who designed the first chair produced by Knoll.

The Tour + Symposium will benefit the New Canaan Historical Society and go toward its preservation projects.

Reserve tickets early; space is limited. Tickets cost $250.

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