69 burrell street, melrose
william lescaze, FAIA  1935

Lescaze Cates House 900 x 400


MLS# 72411548

Designed in 1935 by William Lescaze, FAIA, the Cates House, is a small “early minimum” home. Distinctive for its off-center siting on the property with a side courtyard  bordered on the front with a high wall and on two sides by coniferous trees. Retains some original built-in cabinets, headboards, vanities and light fixtures.

Building permit dated March 4, 1935 lists the architect as "Howe and Lescaze, 211 East 48th Street, New York." (Address is Lescaze's own house, currently for sale as 209 E. 48th Street in Midtown Manhattan for $4,950,000.)


Architectural Record, v.78 (Nov. '35) pp. 302-303. 

Architectural Forum, v. 65 (Nov. '36) pp. 454-455. 

House Beautiful, v. 78 (Dec. '36) pp. 64-65. 

Arts & Decoration, v. 45 (Jan. '37) pp. 18-20. 

American Building Association News, (Apr. '37) p. 215. 

House and Garden, v.172 (Oct. '37) pp. 40-41. 

• Decorative Art Yearbook, (1937) p. 23.

Listed in the Museum of Modern Art's Guide to Modern Architecture, Northeast States, 1940.

Listed or mentioned: 

• Caramellion, Gaia. Europe Meets America: William Lescaze, Architect of Modern Housing. Newcastle upon Tyne: The Art Alliance Press, 2016, p. 227.

 Lanmon, Lorrain Welling. William Lescaze: ArchitectPhiladelphia: The Art Alliance Press, 1987, p. 197.

• Original documents in the William Lescaze Papers, Syracuse University Library Special Collections Research Center.

 Lescaze photo compilation 900

Lescaze Cates House color 900 x 400