Not So Mundane: Philip Johnson Residence, Midtown, NYC

Continuing in the Philip Johnson vein is the Philip Johnson residence from 1950 at 242 East 52nd Street. Johnson designed this simple structure in 1950 as a guest house for guests of the Rockefeller family and they donated it to serve the same purpose for Museum of Modern Art, as well as acting as a special event space. The museum sold the property in 1964. It went through a succession of owners and tenants including Johnson himself. It remains completely unaltered today, at least from the front, and was designated a New York City Landmark in 2000.

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