9.13.2014

Vermont Design Week: 9/22 - 9/27

The mid-20th century was a great period for modernist graphic design. Paul Rand, Cipe Pineles, Saul Bass, Herbert Matter...learn about their work here.


See what's going in the design world today during Vermont Design Week. Is anyone participating in the events they have planned?

9.07.2014

You Could Own a Home Designed by D. James Hill!

And who was D. James Hill, you ask? In the 1950s and 1960s, Hill was one of the most creative and progressive architects working in the Burlington area. You can read more about his life and work here.

As luck would have it, there are two houses for sale right now designed by Hill. The first is located in Burlington's New North End, at 170 Ethan Allen Parkway. Built in 1958 for the Richards family, it features a front wall of glass and split-level floor plan. Click the photo below for a link to the real estate listing.

170 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, D. James Hill, 1958

The second one is in South Burlington, at 260 Spear Street. Hill designed it in 1954 for Dr. Louise Raynor, who was a professor of botany at UVM. The house was featured in the Burlington Free Press when it was built, and you can read the article and see a photo of the house taken shortly after construction here. Click the photo below for a link to the real estate listing.

260 Spear Street, South Burlington, D. James Hill, 1954


9.04.2014

A Quick Introduction...

Hi Folks,

Thanks for following The Vermodernist! As you probably know, Eric and Jen are moving from Winooski to Chicago at the end of the year. They have graciously handed over The Vermodernist reins to me, to continue what they started.

And who am I? I moved to Burlington ten years ago to study historic preservation at the University of Vermont. I am now the State Architectural Historian at the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, with a soft spot for mid-century modern architecture and design. I live in Burlington's south end, in a 1956 ranch house with my wife and two kids.

Some of you may know my website - www.vermontmodern.com - which contains a wealth of information about modernist architects and architecture throughout the state. It is constantly being updated, so check in often to see what's new.

There is a lot going on in Vermont these days that has roots in the modernist movement, and I'm excited to have The Vermodernist to share current news items, details about special events, and interesting finds with all of you.

But enough about me...look for new posts on The Vermodernist soon!

Devin