This was the personal residence of Walter Gropius and his family, built after the former Bauhaus founder came to the United States to head the Harvard School of Design.
It's worth the visit just to study the furnishings and artwork designed by (now) well known friends/designers/artists/architects and see the the objects in their intended environment... Breuer, Henri Moore and others readily come to mind.
One of the more interesting aspects of the house is that Gropius was 50 when it was built and lived in it for the rest of his life. With the current buzz about aging in place, universal design and adaptability it is fascinating to see this executed over a half century ago. Also the house is not large, but "lives large" with well planned zones, niches, sight lines...fans of Susan Susanka's "Not So Big House" will appreciate this architectural delight.
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