House in a Garden - Marcel Breuer - 1948

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Sheet List - 5 sheets measuring 24" x 36"

  • Cover Sheet, Vicinity Map, Notes, Site Plan
  • Floor Plans, 1/4" = 1'-0"
  • Elevations, 1/4"=1'-0"
  • Sections, Interior Elevation, 1/4"=1'-0" & 3/4"=1'-0"
  • Interior Elevations, 1/2"=1'-0"

Marcel Breuer, one of the giants of Modern architecture designed this house as a model home for post-war American living. It was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art and was built in the garden of the Museum, as a temporary installation. Later it was purchased by the Rockefeller family, who moved it to one of their estates to serve as a guest house.

The design is simple and elegant, combining natural materials with a modern handling of form and space. Within its efficient framework it achieves a variety of heights, volumes and moods. The plan includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and generously sized social spaces including an ideal play space for children. The plans also include the "Annex" that was built next to it a few years later, an ideal guest cottage or home office, near but not attached to the house.

The prints you are purchasing are crisp, high resolution black line copies on white bond paper. Any photos shown in the description are informational only and are NOT included in your purchase. The original, public domain drawings were prepared by the Historical American Building Survey and rest in the Library of Congress.

IMPORTANT - IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO BUILD: These plans are NOT complete architectural drawings as will be required by your local permitting agency and do not contain all the structural, waterproofing and other details and information necessary for construction. Nor are they designed to meet current building codes. These are measured drawings of actual historic American homes that provide accurate design information about these homes. Your local builder or architect should be able to adapt these drawings and add to them as necessary.

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