When I was at Michigan State, I would sometimes walk up and down the stacks at the Art Library, looking for interesting books and inspiration. It was one of these times I stumbled upon the section featuring the work of Eero Saarinen. I checked out Eero Saarinen: On His Work as inspiration for a design theory project. The rest, as they say, is history: the project and Eero Saarinen influenced me to pursue historic preservation as a career. Without question, Saarinen’s work continues to influence and inspire me today.
I was recently invited to tour Eero Saarinen’s Miller House and Gardens as part of promotion for their holiday tours: Crèche the Halls. Located in the Modern mecca of Columbus, Indiana, the Miller House is one of seven Modern National Historic Landmarks in the community. I consider the Miller House one of the most important Modern historic homes in the United States. With a landscape by Dan Kiley, the entire site is simply inspiring.
I tried to soak in every detail of the house on the tour, considering it was my first visit to the site. I’ve been slowly sharing the many photos I took on instagram, but here is the full collection of my Miller House photographs.
I’ve also put together a Steller Story on my trip to the Miller House.