Modern love: Book sheds light on midcentury modernism in Minnesota
Author Larry Millett feels right at home in the George and Annirene Buck House in St. Paul. "It has every modern gesture — a floating staircase with steel rods, corner fireplace, a wall of glass with a sliding door opening to a Hollywood Hills-like view," said Millett of the 1956 free-flowing split-level.
"It's a house built for martinis."
The Buck House, which has been sensitively restored by owners John Soranno and Michelle Michel, is one of a dozen dramatic midcentury modern residences across the state spotlighted in Millett's lush new coffee-table book, "Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury" (University of Minnesota Press, $49.95).