Designing a house for mom is the ultimate Mother's Day gift. That's what these architects did.
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Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re (un)lucky enough to have a child working as an architect, you may be in for a big surprise come Sunday. Along with designing an iconic chair, building a house for one’s mother is a longstanding architectural tradition. So in honor of this holiday, we’ve rounded up five of the most important houses designed by famous architects for their parents, ranging from Le Corbusier to Richard Meier. Think of it as a long-overdue thank you for the years of emotional and financial support in the arduous process of becoming an architect!
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Designed by Richard Rogers
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Robert and Rosalie Gwathmey Residence and Studio
Designed by Charles Gwathmey
Amagansett, New York
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Villa Le Lac
Designed by Le Corbusier
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Jerome and Carolyn Meier House
Designed by Richard Meier
Essex, New Jersey
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Vanna Venturi House
Designed by Robert Venturi