The Farnsworth House

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Designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945 and 1951 the Farnsworth House was commissioned by Edith Farnsworth, M.D a prominent Chicago nephrologist. It was intended as a place where she could relax and enjoy her hobbies - playing the violin, translating poetry, and enjoying nature.

What Mies van der Rohe actually designed was an architectural masterpiece and an icon of the international style. After being listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 the retreat was designated a National Historic landmark in 2006. The house is currently owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Our model kit is constructed from Aspen, American Cherry, MDF and acrylic. The kit includes the Black Maple tree which originally grew by the house, this has unfortunately since died. Beautifully boxed it comes with clear easy to follow instructions, it’s the ideal gift for that architect friend or even for you!

Model Scale 1:150 – Approx W250mm x D150mm x H100mm

The Farnsworth House comes with free shipping. Enter the discount code :FARNSWORTH in the shopping cart when you get to Order Summary.

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Acrylic case

A sturdy acrylic cover and base are available to keep the dust off your prized Farnsworth House model. You can purchase this when you buy your kit or at a later date.

Dimensions W255 mm x D155 mm x H115 mm

Farnsworth House + acrylic cover

Farnsworth House + acrylic cover


Our instructions are comprehensive and include easy to follow diagrams which take you through every stage of the construction. Glue is required but not supplied.

Farnsworth House assembly instructions

Farnsworth House assembly instructions