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SAVE Jose Oubrerie's The Miller House

One of the top 100 modern homes of the 20th century is being threatened by suburban development.

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    SPREAD THE WORD

    Katie Halsey
    Jul 22, '13 6:30 PM EST

    The purpose of this blog is to spread the word about the Miller House and the fact that it's value is diminishing quickly. We hope that by sharing what is happening that someone in the architecture community will step up and do something about it. 



     
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    • MyRash

      Here is property listing.....

      http://www.fdiclistings.com/PropertyView.aspx?id=14946

      Jul 23, 13 9:37 am
      Erik Evens (EKE)

      What's happening?

      Jul 23, 13 11:29 am

      In recent months the house has been repossessed by the FDIC and it's value is decreasing both monetarily and culturally. Also, Ball Homes has acquired the lots surrounding the Miller House and has built a few and plans to build more generic cookie cutter houses around the Miller House.

      I am hoping that by spreading the word about the devastation surrounding this house that someone in the architecture community will step up and help do something about it. I am afraid that if something doesn't happen soon that unfortunately the house will be destroyed.

      Jul 23, 13 1:13 pm

      this looks really impresive i like the material used to build this. I'm all for saving this

      Aug 16, 13 12:48 pm

      I hope this blog will help raise awareness - but we will need some way to take action. Who can we petition about "saving" the house? You had mentioned the national register of historic places - but that listing could take years, and they rarely list buildings less than 50 years old...

      I've written an analysis of the design, over at ArchDaily - which should get some hits - but ideally we should have something more..... Would a petition aimed at the realtor help? or the bank? 

      Aug 20, 13 12:13 pm

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About this Blog

The Miller House, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is slowly being encroached on by generic suburban housing developments. Designed by Jose Oubrerie, the last living apprentice to study under Le Corbusier, the Miller House which once sat on a little over 29 acres and overlooked a lake, is now a single lot in a developing cookie cutter neighborhood. The house has been repossessed by the FDIC and its value has been significantly decreased monetarily and culturally. #SAVEtheMillerHouse

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