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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 03:08 AM
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by Eric last modified Jul 18, 2011

John Clouse was kind enough to share some recent photos of two Bruce Goff house designs in Mountain Lake, MN. See more after the jump... The round, UFO-like, green shingled house pictured first is the Jacob & Anna Harder House (1980). The house seems to float above its foundation, secured from "flying" away by a round brick entry area. The following photos are unfortunately the sad remains of the Glen Harder House (1970). According to...




 

 

DSC00770 Bruce Goff Jacob Harder House Mountain Lake, MN John Clouse was kind enough to share some recent photos of two Bruce Goff house designs in Mountain Lake, MN. See more after the jump...

The round, UFO-like, green shingled house pictured first is the Jacob & Anna Harder House (1980). The house seems to float above its foundation, secured from "flying" away by a round brick entry area.

The following photos are unfortunately the sad remains of the Glen Harder House (1970).

DSC00792 Glen Harder L

DSC00794 Glen Harder L

DSC00796 Glen Harder L

According to John, before the farm house was lost to fire, it had a roof that appeared to be stretched between the rock pillars but was actually of wood covered with orange outdoor carpeting on it. Here are two photos found on the web of what it once looked like:

Picture 1
(photo via pmoore66 flickr page)

Picture 2
(photo via Jackson Fine Art webpage)

Such a shame to lose such a fascinating building by one of America's most creative architects. If anyone has more information or photos to share on the Harder Houses, please let us know! If you'd like to learn more about Bruce Goff, visit the Friends of Kebyar webpage.

Recent Harder House photos copyright John Clouse



 

 

 
 
 

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