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Address: 68 Baker Bridge Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773-3105
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This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus...

This minimalist masterpiece was built by the founder of the Bauhaus movement. Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Modest in scale, the 1938 Gropius home was revolutionary in impact. It combined the traditional elements of New England architecture -- wood, brick, and fieldstone -- with innovative materials rarely used in domestic settings at that time -- glass block, acoustical plaster, and chrome banisters, along with the latest technology in fixtures.In keeping with Bauhaus philosophy, every aspect of the house and its surrounding landscape was planned for maximum efficiency and simplicity of design. The house contains an important collection of furniture designed by Marcel Breuer made in the Bauhaus workshops.With all the family possessions still in place, the house has an immediacy rarely found in house museums.

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A wonderful tour!

My husband and I have lived in a neighboring town for 25 years and finally decided to check this place out. We had peeked into the house about 20 years ago with my mother and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have lived in a neighboring town for 25 years and finally decided to check this place out. We had peeked into the house about 20 years ago with my mother and it was closed, leaving my mother sorely disappointed. Nonetheless we returned, only vaguely aware of architecture, the Bauhaus, etc. Boy, were we in for an... More 

Thank Carrie057
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My adult son had always wanted to go. I am so glad I went along. Great tour with so much information. Such beautiful design. We got a 2 for 1 ticket price because we had also been to the de Cordova Museum & Sculpture Garden.

Thank LLA1960
Lincoln, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Sure, there are other examples of this kind of architecture, but this is the epicenter - patient #1 - the first... and preserved. If you're in the area, worth a stop. Wouldn't bring small children (we did and it was okay - but not relaxing for us - it's not meant to be for kids).

Thank Margit G
Boston, Massachusetts
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Major piece of European history in an up market town. If you love Modernism, it is a must see!! The house is 2,400 square feet. Before Gropius arrived at Harvard U, he founded Bauhaus in Berlin in 1919. He came to America before the War to become the architecture professor at Harvard University. I would have loved to have been... More 

Thank Caroline H
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Would recommend this tour to anyone interested in architecture or design. Even on a rainy day the house contains light and interest

Thank Kenneth D
boston, ma, usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

walter gropius's house (bauhaus movement), he lived in lincoln and taught at MIT. grounds open more hours than house, check and coordinate before visiting. interesting, but not alot to see.

Thank Perspectech
Southern New England
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

While not typical of a historic house tour, this was a very interesting tour and our tour guide was fantastic. Interesting house, albeit small, and very interesting if you are into the Bauhaus school. Definitely worth a look if you are in the area of Walden woods.

Thank djjr
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed the guided tour of this amazing historical house. It talented builder and owner utilized similar methods seen in Chinese Feng Shui study to create a practical, modern and aesthetically pleasing architecture. Can't believe it was build in the 1930s!

Thank tolive
Lincoln, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Interesting house. Interesting tour, Beautiful setting. Well worth the trip to Lincoln and an hour or so on the scene. Highly recommend it.

Thank Mark H
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016

As director of Bauhaus, Walter Gropius's focus was on utility, order, architectural integrity and the decorative arts. You won't believe this house was designed shortly before WWII and its principals of sensible living resonate today. Works of art from other famous artists as well as the integration of nature with human construction are two key issues which stand out. Our... More 

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