Geller House II

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1968 - 1969

Project Type

Lawrence, Long Island, NY USA


Andrew Geller Shoes, Inc.
Anfolisi, James
Anton Maix Fabrics, Inc.
Architectural Record
Armand, René
Armand, Roger
Art Electric Co., Inc.
Atelier International, Ltd.
Azzarone Contracting Corp.
B., K.
Barnes Building Co., Inc.
Barnes, Robert
Barnes, William
Barrier Atlantic Corp.
Beckhard, Herbert

Belanas, Pranas
Bouknight, Neil
Breuer, Marcel
Breuer, Tamas
Bridgeport Brass Co.
Brooklyn-Progress Blue Print Co.
Brunetti, Jay
Brunschwig and Fils, Inc.
Buerger, Ann
Burgess, H.
C., M.
California Stucco Products Co.
Caristo Construction Corp.
Carpet Showrooms, Inc.
Certified Testing Laboratories, Inc.
Chandler, Sam
Charette Corp.
Cicero, Lo
Citardi, Joseph
Cline, Carroll
Cohen, Alan
Cohen, Malcolm
Cold Spring Granite Co.
Coles, H.
Collier, Anne
Construction Specifications
Cosden, Lee
Crane Co.
D., W.
Dangerfield, Gene
Daniel O'Connell's Sons, Inc.
Davey Tree Expert Co.
Davis Decorators
Davis, S.
De Seta Electric
De Seta, Mario
Disher, Quentin
Domestic Marble and Stone Corp.
Duggan, Doug
Dunne, William
Dwyer, Cecelia
Edison Price, Inc.
Edward Stein, Inc.
Electric Lighting Agencies
Elmer T. Hebert, Inc.
F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
F. A. Russo, Inc.
Farris, Mary
Frazer, Drew
Freeport Sash and Door Co.
G.L.B. Construction Corp.
Gatje, Robert
Gavina SPA
Gavina, Dino
Geller, Bertram
Geller, Joseph
Geller, Michael
Geller, Phyllis
George Kovacs Designs
Glidden Co.
Godesky, Robert
Griffin, Ray
Gulick-Henderson Laboratories, Inc.
Haitian Tourist Bureau
Hanley, Robert
Hebert, Elmer
Hebert, Jr., Elmer
Hebert, Thomas
Holland Shade Co.
Horne, Betty
House and Garden
Hull, William
Isabel Scott
Isokon Control Co. Ltd.
Kahn, Sid
Karls, Edward
Kendric, Allan
Klonsky Landscape Associates, Inc.
L., A.
Lanzilotta and Teramo
Lawlor Stone Setting Corp.
Lawrence Carpet Co.
Lawrence, H.
Lee, George
Legion Stainless Sink Corp.
Leith, John
Lighting Associates, Inc.
Lissak, David
Long Island Lighting Co.
Lutz, Pierre
Lye, Len
M., L.
Manders, David
Marcel Breuer and Associates, 635 Madison Ave. New York
Martin, Edgar
Martin, J.
Maurer, Laurie
Maurer, Stanley
Mehlhorn, William
Melich, Kenneth
Monette, Edward
Montague, Harvey
Mory, Robert
New York Roofing Co.
New York Telephone
Nivola, Constantino
Ozite Corp.
Paschette, V.
Pascuzzi, Paul
Perrone, Larry
Peter Peterson, Inc.
Pratt and Lambert Inc.
Pritchard, Jonathan
Rappaport, James
Raskin, Sheldon
Ray, R.
Reed, Lillyan
Reiff, Harry
Roche, Mary
Rohlfs, H.
Rugcrofters, Inc.
S., R.
S., S.
Sangiorgio, Piercarlo
Saurel, Jean
Scalamandre, Joseph
Schankler, Ellen
Schmertz, Mildred
Schmidt, George
Schnall, Ben
Sea Crest Construction Corp.
Sekey, Suzanne
Showroom III
Sidney B. Wechter Co.
Site Engineers
Smith, Herbert
Smith, Patricia
Spurrell, Ben
Stein, Edward
Stendig, Inc.
Stoller, Ezra
Stonco Electric Products Co.
Stucco Manufacturers Association
Technical Coatings, Inc.
Teramo, John
Viking Sauna Co.
Vivian Burns Imports, Inc.
Wagner, Wolfgang
Walker, Vicki
Warshaw, Stanley
Webber, J.
Wechter, Sidney
Weisz, Naftali
Weitz-Menn Contracting Co., Inc.
Weitzmann, Jr., Robert
White Woodwork Corp.
Wilmott, P.
World Wide Design House, Ltd.
Z., J.
Zapf, William
Zekala, Edward
Zoldos and Meagher
Zoldos, John
Geller House II

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Correspondence   666  browse all »


Drawings   54  browse all »

Topographical Map
Presentation Drawings
Fireplace and Seating Area Details (No. A-10) (annotated print)

Photographs   4  browse all »

No. 561 - Marcel
View from the South-West Corner

In 1967, Bertram and Phyllis Geller approached Breuer about designing another house for them. The couple had been Breuer’s first residential clients after Breuer dissolved his partnership with Walter Gropius and struck out on his own. Breuer and his partner Herbert Beckhard based the Geller’s new house on an earlier unbuilt design for the Paepcke Vacation House. The house was a striking departure from most of Breuer’s previous residential work and featured a square floor plan underneath a curved parabolic concrete vault. A compressible material separated the vault from the rest of the structure to allow for the necessary expansion and contraction of the vault resulting from changes in temperature. The first floor contained an open plan, double height kitchen-living-dining room space along with three bedrooms. The smaller, upper floor housed a studio and storage spaces. Light flooded the space through the floor-to-ceiling glazed south façade but was carefully controlled by a symmetrical sunscreen composed of deep concrete ribs that created a geometric pattern. As Isabelle Hyman points out, Breuer was surely aware of Le Corbusier’s use of concrete vaults in projects such as the Maison Jaoul in Neuilly-sur-Seine and absorbed some of those ideas into his own work.