Gropius House

Ati Gropius

Ati Gropius (1925- 2014) was twelve years old at the time the house was built. In spite of her self-described boredom with the never-ending list of details that her parents discussed each night at dinner, she did have some requests of her own. She asked that her bedroom have a glass ceiling so she could see the stars at night and sand on the floor so she could get out of bed in the morning and feel like she was at the beach. Although these two requests were not granted by her parents, she did get a sunny roof deck accessed from her bedroom and a means of getting in and out without crossing paths with any adults.