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Gropius House

68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
+1 781-259-8098
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Most enjoyable experience

We went for an evening tour that highlighted the lighting Gropius used in the house, but they also... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jill G
Chestnut Hill
Architecture and design tour

We loved our visit to the house that Gropius built. He made modest spaces feel spacious with lots... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Kerry R
via mobile
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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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68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
+1 781-259-8098
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went for an evening tour that highlighted the lighting Gropius used in the house, but they also gave a general guided tour of the house. I cannot remember the name of the director of the house but she is is extremely pleasant and informative....More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to the house that Gropius built. He made modest spaces feel spacious with lots of light and views to the outside, and with spare furnishings. His connections between inside and out reminded me of his contemporary, Frank Lloyd Wright. But the...More

Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Gropius House is a SPNEA house, probably the newest of its properties. Nicely maintained property, kept to look as it did when built in 1938. Surprisingly modern, neat family touches. Great docent for the tour. We have done dozens of these tours and this...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

I have been driving by the exit for the Gropius House for years. This weekend at the last minute a friend and I decided to visit the Zimmerman House in Manchester NH. well it being leaf peeping season Zimmerman House was booked. So I thought...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

At least we found out online that tours were hourly: we arrived well ahead, but there were no signs anywhere once you parked regarding where to buy a ticket or make reservations, and when finally the guide came up, most of the group hadn't reserved...More

Thank MHCalum
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful house! If you are at all interested in architecture, this is a place you must visit. Walter Gropius is one of the most important figures in the development of modern architecture, having founded the Bauhaus and moved to America to teach, fleeing...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We have been members of Historic New England for many years. It is a great deal. $60.00 a year for a family membership that allows you to visit their 37 properties as many times as you like during your membership year. A membership would cover...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The house is fascinating. Our guide was personable & extremely knowledgeable. The tour was just the right amount of time. If you are a fan of architecture, do not miss this!

Thank jannpatterson
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the home & enjoyed seeing the home Walter Gropius built in 1938. Mary was our informative guide & it was enjoyable. He was ahead of his time & most original items are still in place.

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 23 June 2017

For those who are into contemporary architecture, not to be missed when you are in Boston. Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was the founder of the German Bauhaus School, who, along with Frank Lloyd Wright is recognized as one of the founders of modernist architecture. Built...More

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