Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10am – 4pm
Six Portland area homes designed by Pietro Belluschi will be open during Restore Oregon’s annual Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on May 10th. Curated by Belluschi’s son, Anthony, who is himself an accomplished architect, the tour presents the first opportunity for Belluschi fans to step inside such a collection of his residential work. Homes on tour span several decades and include the Burkes-Belluschi House where Pietro lived until his passing in 1994.
“In addition to celebrating the work of a master, the goal for our tour is to draw attention to the need for thoughtful preservation of Modern architecture,” says Restore Oregon’s Executive Director, Peggy Moretti. “Many of the homes on our tour have been lovingly restored, but there are so many more Modern buildings whose historic significance remains unrecognized, and are very much in need of stewardship.”
This is a self-guided driving tour. Directions, maps and addresses will be provided to tour-goers. Due to the location of some of the homes, this tour is not recommended for those who cannot navigate stairs or slopes.