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Address: 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone Number: 17812598098
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This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus...

This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius home was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood, brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures.In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains an important collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer made in the Bauhaus workshops.With all the family possessions still in place, the house has an immediacy rarely found in house museums.

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A unique find

Enjoyed the guided tour very much. The house and the history behind it was interesting. Learned more about Walter Gropius and his life. The grounds around the estate were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Enjoyed the guided tour very much. The house and the history behind it was interesting. Learned more about Walter Gropius and his life. The grounds around the estate were beautiful and it was interesting to see other houses of the same design dotted about.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This house was built in 1938. It took in account ways to save energy at that time. Very nice visit inside with strict phone rules. Small groups preferable. The land is open to public and encouraged for picnics or outside visits for free. Here are a couple of shots on the 2nd floor terrace. Real grapes grow there!

Thank kyee67
Falmouth, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This house built in the 1930's by Mr. Gropius, founder of the Bashaus architectural movement in Germany until Hitler forced him to leave that country. He settled in Lincoln, MA and built this very interesting house where he lived for 30+ years. The house is regularly studied and visited by students of architecture and the general public. check website for... More 

1 Thank Diane H
St. Louis MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I totally enjoyed this house because I love most architecture. This house is located in the Boston suburbs and totally worth the effort to find. The Gropius house is rather strange and quirky but if you are interested at all in the Bauhaus movement and its affect on architecture, then this is the house to visit. Excellent docent and gift... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visited with my student architect son. The building brought memories of my studies and answered a few questions that lingered in my mind for decades. This house is so well thought out and ahead of its times. There are so many interesting details to look at and think about. The tour took about an hour, which is amazing for a... More 

Thank Krakonosh
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Glad I made the effort to find this hidden gem of a house built in 1938 and still relevant for today. As as architect it was a treat and even for my host, a local and not into modern architecture, it was an unexpected surprise. Great insight by the guide in our 1 hour tour and incredible to see the... More 

Thank ArcologicJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this house over the recent holiday weekend. There is parking by the ticket office/gift shop (in the former garage) and also up by the house. The house tour was wonderful, led by a very knowledgeable gentleman (Robert?) who was a great guide, very patient and responsive to all questions. The house is complete with family possessions that remain... More 

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Lexington, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Gropius House is a very unusual place. You should definitely visit it if you have any interest in the Bauhaus style of architecture, or if you just want to see an example of something not at all common in this area. I can't say that the Bauhaus style fits my taste. I especially find that the color scheme, in... More 

Thank Robert V
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I took a tour of the house last weekend; a terrific use of time! Beautiful home, amazing design. The tour guide was great. If you're interested in Bauhaus, definitely worth a trip. Walden Pond is also very close by to combine with your visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Gropius House is, in and of itself, a really nice spot to be. Located on farmland in Lincoln, with an orchard in front, and big, beautiful trees out back, it is a bit of an oasis. One of the major innovators in modern design created and lived in the house. For New England, the architecture certainly stands out. But... More 

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