Miller House [1957]

Eero Saarinen/Alexander Girard

The Miller House, a quintessentially modern residence of steel and glass designed by Eero Saarinen with interiors by Alexander Girard, was created for industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller, a repeat-client of Saarinen, engaged this time to create a space perfect for entertaining business guests and raising a family. With an open plan, floor to ceiling glass and stone fenestration throughout, this particular work of Saarinen closely follows the ethos of Mies van der Rohe, with Girard’s colourful interiors (including a massive sunken living room pit) complementing the low-slung, rectilinear forms.

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