March 4th, 2009
The Alan I.W. Frank Foundation has been launched as a 501(c)(3) to raise funds to secure the house designed by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer for Alan and Cecelia Frank on Woodland Road near Chatham College.
It has been faithfully preserved by their son Alan Frank. This is the largest private residence designed by the Gropius-Breuer partnership.
The house has four levels of living space, an indoor swimming pool, and a rooftop dance floor. The furnishings were either designed by Breuer or chosen by the architects.
The first effort of the foundation will be to secure the open land behind the house leading to Shady Avenue which will be essential for operating the house in the future as a possible house museum.