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The Zimmerman House

At Least the Exterior

I love touring historic homes, there is always something of interest, whether the home is historic because of its occupants or architect matters not all to me.

Last month, we took Christine, who is an outstanding student of architecture, to see the Zimmerman House. I must say, we have been fortunate to see other Wright buildings, but touring a house with an architect was an entirely different and rewarding experience.

We were not permitted to photograph the interior, thus all shots shared here are from the outside.

From The Currier Museum Website:

“The Isadore J. and Lucille Zimmerman House (1950) was designed by one of the world’s greatest modern architects, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). Wright designed the house, the interiors, all the furniture, the gardens and even the mailbox. In 1979 the building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. and Mrs. Zimmerman left the property to the Currier in 1988. In 1990, the house and grounds were opened so that visitors could enjoy glimpses of a private world from the 1950s and 1960s, including the Zimmermans’ personal collection of modern art, pottery and sculpture. The Zimmerman House is a work of art. The only Wright home open to the public in New England, it is also one of only a few Wright buildings owned and operated by an art museum.”

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