THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE, PLANO, IL
With warmer temperatures, we all can venture more freely outdoors, bask in the sunlight, and live with less. All these pleasures are encapsulated perfectly into the Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe. This home is an iconic example of modern architecture that was built in 1951 along the banks of the Fox River in Plano, Illinois. It was the summer home of Dr. Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago-based physician who made the trip each weekend from the City in order to decompress from the stresses of daily life. The way the house floats, the way the glass walls blend with the environment, and the absence of ornamentation is the closest thing to camping inside. It's one of our favorite things, and a great example of the great beauty, spirituality, and peace that can be achieved with less.