|Pictures and models of the
three homes were on display at the entrance area. After paying the admission
fee of 50 cents, visitors could tour the homes or enjoy a meal at the
restaurant. (CD #27
Set 147 #25)
|Traditional House. This house of
white plastic clapboard, with terrace and swimming pool, is an adaptation of
a rambling New England farmhouse. It has three bedrooms and displays such
features as a party room with indoor barbecue fireplace and a kitchen with a
sewing nook. (CD #50 Set 221 #18).
|Contemporary House. Sliding-glass
walls and a living room skylight make this a house of light and space.
Furnishings are both antique and contemporary, there is a separate family
room, and in the garage are a Finnish steam bath and dressing room. Most of
the rooms open onto sundecks, and the grounds have no fewer than three
pools, as well as a summer house. (CD #50 Set 221 #19).
|Modern House. Edward Durell Stone's
"inward looking" house was designed for the suburban lot, with the house
enclosing the grounds to ensure privacy. A patio is in each corner, and a
garden is in the center under a glass dome. The 36-foot-long living room is
hung with modern American paintings on loan from museums, galleries and
artists. (CD #59 Set 248 #2)