Phillip Johnson’s Geier House

Our office attended the AIA Custom Residential Architect’s Network Symposium in Cincinnati. One of the highlights of the home tour was Phillip Johnson’s Geier House, which is also called the Berm House. The house was built in 1965 in the town Indian Hills just a few miles northeast of Cincinnati. The flat site was modified to create a small lake and the house was built into berms. All the rooms have large glass walls opening onto the lake.

 

Peterloon Foundation

This big snail (one of four) is on the wall between the dependency building and the main house at the Peterloon Foundation. The country estate was designed in 1928 by the architecture firm of Delano & Aldrich.

Rauh House

This 1938 International Style house was designed by John Becker. It is located Woodlawn, Ohio. The house had changed hands several time and had fallen into disrepair. It was slated to be demolished until Emily Pulitzer, who grew up in the home, stepped in and paid for the restoration. She donated the house to the Cincinnati Preservation Society, who put restrictions on the property and sold it to the current owner.

Hawkins House

The Hawkins house was designed for a client who uses a wheel chair which inspired the interior and exterior ramps. This Indian Hills, Ohio house was designed by architect David Niland