I grew up in an international style house built in the 1930's in New York City for an exhibition on innovations in residential architecture, which was moved to Long Island by the architect/builder for his own use. It was a minimalist's dream with interesting design solutions, which were modified as the years went by. Originally the architect's weekend house, it evolved into a family home with 7 children, assorted pets and a very casual lifestyle! It was part of a group of houses in the area which were examples of the newest building trends in modular housing, passive solar heating, and high tech materials for the time. I was excited to see it featured in Caroline Zaleski's new book on Long Island Modernism. One day I would like to restore it to its former pure design...in the meantime, I'll enjoy seeing the architect's vision in the pages of her book!