Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House

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Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House
NewCanaanCT HodgsonHouse.jpg
Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House is located in Connecticut
Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House
Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House is located in the US
Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House
Location 881 Ponus Ridge Rd., New Canaan, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°8′42″N 73°31′36″W / 41.14500°N 73.52667°W / 41.14500; -73.52667Coordinates: 41°8′42″N 73°31′36″W / 41.14500°N 73.52667°W / 41.14500; -73.52667
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1951 (1951)
Architect Johnson, Philip C.; Gores, Landis
Architectural style International Style
NRHP Reference # 04001549[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 2005

The Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House is a historic house at 881 Ponus Ridge Road in New Canaan, Connecticut. It is an International Style house that was built in 1951 to a design by Philip C. Johnson and Landis Gores. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

It is significant as an example of International Style architecture and for it being designed by prominent architect Johnson. It was designed in 1950-1951 and was built in two phases in 1950 and in 1955. It is U-shaped and has a garden court. The house is "simple without being stark or cold".[2]

Gores was a partner in design for this house, but Johnson and Gores' partnership broke up soon after this house, reportedly as Johnson was not interested in Gores' ideas for this house, according to a biographer.[2]

There are two contributing buildings on 5 acres (2.0 ha) included in the NRHP listing.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Bruce Clouette (December 3, 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Richard and Geraldine Hodgson House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 12 photos