Above: Located in Chanhassen, Minnesota and designed by architect Ralph Rapson in 1958. Photo: Todd Shipman / sothebysrealty.com
Just a lovely home by architect Ralph Rapson. Designed in 1958 this International Style home is beautifully maintained and still retains many of the hallmarks of Rapson’s original design.
Rapson earned architecture degrees at the University of Michigan, and at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, where he studied under Eliel Saarinen. “Cranbrook was a very exciting, dynamic place where I met and worked with guys like Charlie Eames, Harry Bertoia, and Harry Weese.” Rapson said.
As a young architect, Rapson worked for the Saarinen architectural office from 1940 to 1941. He moved to Chicago in 1941, where he worked with George Fred Keck and others. Rapson became the head of architecture at the University of Minnesota for many year and was one of the world’s oldest practicing architects at his death at age 93, and also one of the most prolific.
More about this wonderful home here.
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