This gallery collects just a few of the images and videos that chronicle the story of Farnsworth House, its unique architecture and its remarkable relationship with the landscape around it.

A Modern Icon

Every aspect of the house, right down to the furnishings, creates a sanctuary in conversation with nature. Photo © Carol Highsmith

Designed for the floodplain

Mies designed the house with the river in mind. The lower patio was intended to flood, however the increased frequency of extreme flood events places the entire structure at risk. Photo © Carol Highsmith