Wallace K Harrison Estate / SchappacherWhite

Atop a hill on Long Island removed from the fog of the shoreline, architect Wallace K Harrison in the early 1930s purchased land to design a house for his wife and himself. However, after the purchase of the land, the young architect had inadequate funds to pay for construction. Then, while touring the annual Architectural League show in Grand Central Palace, he paid around $1000 for what many consider the first prefab home, the Aluminaire House designed by A Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey. In 1931, Harrison designed what he considered a summer-use extension to the Tin House adding a series of circles, an exercise in how to fit circles together — via ArchDaily

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