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The Glass Houseís forgotten older brother re-enters the architecture world thanks to a real estate advertisement. The Booth House, Phillip Johnsonís first commissioned home, was recently put on the market by Sirkka Damora, an architect who lived there for fifty five years with her husband Robert, also an architect. So thank you William Raveis Real Estate for reminding the world of its impact.
In 1946, when the house was built, the Damoras cared not for Johnsonís name, (he wasnít famous yet), but rather for his enthusiasm of using new materials and technologies like concrete blocks, steel beams and plate glass to promote affordability and modern living. As architects they were excited to see how such functionalist Bauhausian ideas could be implanted into American architecture to create a new aesthetic.