Commissioned in 1965 by Lawrence Hyde, this house designed by Bruce Goff is located in suburban Kansas City. Because the house remains a private residence, I took photos only of the front which could be seen from the street. I’m fairly certain that the other elevations would be just as interesting!
As in many other Goff houses, the fireplace chimney pierces a skylight to magical effect. Below the shallow roofline, continuous bands of glass further emphasize horizontality. Goff’s fondness for glass ashtrays is also happily expressed here – those that I could see were all of green glass. The shingled exterior is expressively rendered.