Highfield House Condominium

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Highfield House
HighfieldHouse 2008.jpg
Highfield House from the southeast
Highfield House Condominium is located in Baltimore
Highfield House Condominium
Location 4000 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 39°20′18.16″N 76°37′6.94″W / 39.3383778°N 76.6185944°W / 39.3383778; -76.6185944Coordinates: 39°20′18.16″N 76°37′6.94″W / 39.3383778°N 76.6185944°W / 39.3383778; -76.6185944
Built 1964
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Metropolitan Structures, Inc.
Architectural style International Style
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 07000942
Added to NRHP September 12, 2007[1]

Highfield House is a high-rise condominium in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It was designed by Mies van der Rohe and completed in 1964. It was the second of two buildings designed by Mies in Baltimore. One Charles Center was the first. Highfield House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2] Highfield House was featured in The Baltimore Modernism Project held at the D Center Baltimore in October 2012. The Baltimore Modernism Project included renderings from the archives of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, alongside a rendering and drawings on loan from the Highfield House Board, and contemporary photography by Jeremy Kargon.

Architecture[edit]

Highfield House is a 15 story concrete tower facing east. Set on a platform, the main residential floors are 20 feet above the base. 36 columns frame an enclosed lobby and two equally sized areas of sheltered terrace to the north and south. The windows are made of dark gray tinted glass. Below each window is a brick panel.[2] The use of brick decoration can also be seen in his buildings at IIT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Highfield House". National Register listings in Maryland. Maryland Historical Trust. 2004-09-28. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 

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