for our second annual mod & merry celebration, enjoy a festive evening in the country. this year’s designer craig bergmann landscape design, will be decorating with inspiration from the house’s rich natural surroundings – you’ll see the outside and feel it inside. on december 6th and 7th gather your friends and family support the farnsworth house while sipping on craft beverages, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and holiday musical stylings of the mary hunt duo. tickets are extremely limited and may be purchased by visiting farnsworth house.
from 7 to 14 december we invite you to tour the decorated house during the day and enjoy christmas treats while shopping new holiday merchandise. the house may be rented for private gathering while in full holiday regalia the same week.
we will happily pour tangled roots brews, virtue cider and wines of fox valley winery. this event is made possible with additional support from troscan design + furnishings of chicago.
winter tours of farnsworth house will begin saturday, 4 january, 2020 and be offered at 11:00 am and 2:00pm on tuesdays and saturdays through march 28th. opening day is march 31, 2020 when the full tour schedule will resume and include refreshments and a gift for tour ticket holders.
designed by mies van der rohe in 1945 and constructed in 1951, the farnsworth house is a vital part of american iconography, an exemplary representation of both the international style of architecture as well as the modern movement’s desire to juxtapose the sleek, streamline design of modern structure with the organic environment of the surrounding nature. mies constructed this glass box residence of “almost nothing” for dr. edith farnsworth as a country retreat along the fox river in plano, il. it continued to be a private residence for over 50 years until landmarks illinois and the national trust for historic preservation purchased it in 2003.
14520 river road
plano, illinois 60545