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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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    Reaching Out

    Katie Halsey
    Jul 23, '13 2:33 PM EST

    All day I've been emailing and calling various architecture magazines and blogs that have previously done stories about the Miller House to see if they would do follow up posts. I also tried to get in touch with Mr. Ball from Ball Homes to find out what the master plan for the neighborhood surrounding the Miller House is to see if there is any action we can take to at least save the lots immediately around the house. Unfortunately he didn't answer and I'm hoping he will return my call. As of now there are lots marked off to be built on all sides of the house and already one home almost directly in front of the house. 

    Just in case you didn't see the comments on the last post, here are links to the property listing and the PVA record online:

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

    http://qpublic9.qpublic.net/ky_fayette_display.php?county=ky_fayette&KEY=38214350

    If you have any other ideas or contact information for people that would do stories or posts about the Miller House please let me know. 



     
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    • Katie, i just contacted ArchDaily about running an essay I had written (but not published), a few years ago, when I was working with Jose to document his old drawings.

      you may be interested in this old thread- archinect.com/forum/thread/76881 - and please send me an email - i have contacts for some people you might want to meet: a lot of folks are concerned about the survival of this house. 

      Jul 23, 13 5:43 pm

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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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