The Farnsworth House, one of just three Mies van der Rohe-designed homes in the US, is a one-room steel-and-glass house located in Plano, IL. The backstory involves a possible affair, a couple of lawsuits, incredible cost overruns, and more - much more than just these 14 fascinating facts, in fact.
Getting design approval to build the SC Johnson complex was, well, complex. At one point, Wright had to prove the Wisconsin Industrial Commission was wrong so that the building process could go forward. And long before Google, the SC Johnson Headquarters building changed the modern workspace.