Philip Rothstein House

G. Milton Small found more inspiration from Ludwig Mies van der Rohe than from Frank Lloyd Wight. Working with a chic, opinionated client who wanted a "clean, crisp house," Small delivered an International Style gem loaded with function and elegance. True to its Miesian roots, the house displays its structure with evident vertical and horizontal planes defining its form. Interior finishes include walnut paneling, providing an organic warmth to contrast with the exposed steel structure. Window walls let nature be a backdrop to modern living. Private residence.

Date: 1959

Images

Philip Rothstein House, 2009 Image by Michael Zirkle Photography, copyright Raleigh Historic Development Commission.
Philip Rothstein House, interior Image courtesy of NC Modernist. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1960. Creator: Image by Joseph Molitor.
Philip Rothstein House, interior Image courtesy of NC Modernist. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1960. Creator: Image by Joseph Molitor.
Philip Rothstein House Image courtesy of NC Modernist. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1960. Creator: Image by Joseph Molitor.

Location

912 Williamson Drive

Metadata

RHDC, “Philip Rothstein House,” Raleigh Historic, accessed February 5, 2023, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/144.