Antonin Nechodoma, 1924
Located just two houses down from Nechodoma’s own residence (which was demolished in the 1950s), this is one of several homes Nechodoma designed and built in the Monte Flores subdivision in San Juan. It was published in The Western Architect as well as House and Garden magazine, which featured dramatic day and night photographs of the house.
Although currently in great disrepair, the Peacock House exemplifies Nechodoma’s architecture during this period. Architect and author Thomas Marvel wrote:
One of the artistic highlights of the Peacock House is the eponymous peacock mosaic in the wall behind the fountain pool, and it is part of the layering effect of walls and spaces as the viewer looks at the house. The dramatically cantilevered canopy defines the entrance.References
Photos courtesy of Wayne W. Wood.
• Thomas S. Marvel.: Antonin Nechodoma: The Prairie School in the Caribbean. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, 1994.
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