Farnsworth House Restoration
Photography: Bill Zbaren
The Farnsworth House, the famous country house for Dr. Edith Farnsworth completed in 1951, is considered the culmination of Mies van der Rohe’s experiments in residential projects and his modernist ideals.
Transcending any traditional domestic function or program, the house's importance lies in its absolute purity and its consistency of architectural ideas.
Following many years of damage from flooding of the adjacent Fox River, the National Trust for Historic Preservation hired a multi-disciplinary team of Krueck Sexton Partners, Wiss, Janney, Elster Associates, and Berglund Construction to evaluate the house and put together a restoration master plan and feasibility study assessing the state of the curtain wall and travertine terraces.
The result is a multi-phase plan to restore the house to its original quality.