West Hill, Rotterdam

Tupper houseWest Hill was developed in the late 1940s by GE engineers who had initiative and vision to spare, plus more than a bit of frustration about other housing options.  They formed a corporation that purchased some 270 acres, which to this day remains a nature preserve that surrounds the community of about 85 homes.  The residencies are in a variety of styles, but it’s a treasure trove for mid-century lovers.  While some of the homes were designed by the owners themselves, there are also works by architects John M. Johansen (one of the famed Harvard Five), Victor Civkin (pioneer of the split level) and Schenectady’s own Eric Fisher.

Barnes house Kilbourn house
Wright house

 

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