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News September 2010

Exposed steel, white brick, floor-to-ceiling glass and all the crisp clarity of the International Style brought together in a compact residence nestled in the woodlands of suburban New York. That would describe the house completed in 1957 at 11 Tallwoods Road in Armonk. Following a 2007 rescue and a multi-year restoration project, the current owners—DOCOMOMO New York/Tri-State members Todd Goddard and Andrew Mandolene—went the extra step of nominating their house for listing on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The house was officially listed in August. The Tallwoods Road House is a fine example of the International Style masterfully translated from its commercial core to single-family dwelling. The single-story house is a taut rectangular volume of 95 feet x 25 feet—nine 10-foot bays plus 2.5-foot cantilevers at each end.... MORE

© Rob Mandolene

For its September/October cover story Preservation magazine drops in on three Modern houses in New Canaan, CT.: A John Black Lee Systems House recently restored and updated by new owners and two houses still in the family of their Harvard Five designer. ... MORE

Kathleen Randall

Continuing its effort to save Richard Neutra’s 1961 Cyclorama building at Gettysburg, the Recent Past Preservation Network (RPPN) has issued a call for written comments in support of the building’s protection to be submitted to the National Park Service (NPS), which is currently in the public comment phase of its court-ordered environmental assessment. October 1 is the last day comments will be accepted. ... MORE

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