I.M. Pei: William Slayton HouseJune 13, 2009 at 9:23 am | Posted in architecture | Leave a comment
Tags: chuck close, i.m. pei, kate moss, mid-century, modernism, william slayton
This morning I learned that the owners of the William Slayton I.M. Pei house in Cleveland Park were having a moving sale. I jumped at the opportunity to see just what the house looked like from the inside and of course see if there was anything that I just couldn’t live without.
The structure of the house is three arched vaults made of poured concrete with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a small swimming pool. You enter at the side and walk down a long path between a brick wall and towering black bamboo. I only got to see the living room which is spacious and had the iconic image of Kate Moss taken by Chuck Close. The most impressive aspect of the house is that you can see through it from the front all the way to the backyard.
In case you are interested, I picked up a tripod and three square clear-glass vases.
The William Slayton house is one of only three houses that I.M. Pei designed.
Other work by I.M. Pei in Washington, DC are: National Gallery of Art, East Building; and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
Check out other images of the Slayton house here. You won’t be sorry to see these.