Marcel Breuer's Hooper House II in Baltimore, Maryland proves that wonderfully natural materials, like these flagstones used in the walls, are perfectly at home in Bauhaus geometry. The interior courtyard and view out to the landscape create a nice sense of intimacy while keeping the house in touch with its surroundings. Photo by Raymond Meier.
FOREST HOUSE by Bassam-Fellows, New Canaan, CT: This is an extensively renovated mid-century modern house, which was originally designed in 1955 by architect Willis Mills. It’s wood siding and stonework around blends perfectly with the surrounding lush 2 acres, and the interior is filled with light from the many floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room of this 4-bedroom, 4,200-square-foot house cantilevers outward 30 feet above the landscape.