Glass Vase in a Glass House

Near the SoMa ( South of Main) district in Little Rock Arkansas, sits a stunning house.  It was built in two pieces by the architectural students at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and then transported and assembled on a lot near downtown Little Rock.  The style of this house was influenced by the International Style of architecture made famous in the 1932 MoMA exhibition by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson.  Other notable architects that built in the International Style were: Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, and Richard Neutra.  That style uses mass produced un-ornamented materials and features rectilinear facades where flat surfaces alternate with glass.  Steel supports are sometimes used on the exterior and concrete is a preferred material. 

This house on Commerce Street, incorporates a lot of glass throughout.  It does not have concrete floors, they are beautiful golden hardwood floors, but it's kitchen counters are concrete slabs.  They are beautiful and sleek, as is the whole kitchen, which is done in white and stainless.  It even has a mini fridge that is lit with a glass door and fully stocked.  I loved the magnetic knife strip which also holds gourmet salts.  The house has an open plan for the front room, dining room, and kitchen.  It is like staying in a museum.  It is filled with beautifully designed furniture, pieces of sculpture, a TV monitor with LED neon colored light strips mounted behind it that change color, and even a MoMA glass vase with a floral arrangement in it.  Here's the link to purchase the MoMA Ribbon Vase...see photos below: (purchase here)

This house is available as an Airbnb.  Here's the link:  https://abnb.me/OFTv37FmBP

 This MoMA Square Ribbon Vase is designed by Peter Hewett.   (purchase here)

This MoMA Square Ribbon Vase is designed by Peter Hewett. (purchase here)

 The facade of the Commerce St. house at night.

The facade of the Commerce St. house at night.

 Here's the stunning entrance.

Here's the stunning entrance.

 The front patio sits to the right of the entrance.

The front patio sits to the right of the entrance.

 Here's the veiw as you walk through the front door.

Here's the veiw as you walk through the front door.

 Need to know the time?  The wall of clock is in the entry way.  Cool table too.

Need to know the time?  The wall of clock is in the entry way.  Cool table too.

 The living room facing windows to the street. 

The living room facing windows to the street. 

 The chairs are like an Airstream.  See the little sculpture behind.

The chairs are like an Airstream.  See the little sculpture behind.

 Here's a closer look...a little bronze.

Here's a closer look...a little bronze.

 You don't have to watch TV... you can just watch the lights change.

You don't have to watch TV... you can just watch the lights change.

 This enclosed porch is off the first bedroom.

This enclosed porch is off the first bedroom.

 This is the view looking toward the front door.  Notice the round air ducts.

This is the view looking toward the front door.  Notice the round air ducts.

 The paintings are done in primary colors.

The paintings are done in primary colors.

 And are charming.

And are charming.

 These pendants hang over the dining table with the MoMA vase.

These pendants hang over the dining table with the MoMA vase.

 This is a side view of the MoMA Ribbon Vase on the dining table.

This is a side view of the MoMA Ribbon Vase on the dining table.

 This animated fish sculpture sits in the window.

This animated fish sculpture sits in the window.

 He has a hammer head.

He has a hammer head.

 This is a magnetic knife rack which also houses different gourmet salts.

This is a magnetic knife rack which also houses different gourmet salts.

 The sink in the bathroom is hewn out of a solid piece of stone.

The sink in the bathroom is hewn out of a solid piece of stone.

 The shower head is a waterfall.

The shower head is a waterfall.

 The bookcase in the 2nd bedroom has many art objects and other visually interesting accents.

The bookcase in the 2nd bedroom has many art objects and other visually interesting accents.

 I love the red chairs off the back patio.

I love the red chairs off the back patio.

 This is the view from the back gate.

This is the view from the back gate.

 Everything is so artistically done.  So long Little Rock house.  It was a wonderful visit.

Everything is so artistically done.  So long Little Rock house.  It was a wonderful visit.