Tisza, Vera and Laszlo, House

2 Deer Trail, Wellfleet, Massachusetts


Vera and Laszlo Tisza House


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The Vera and Laszlo Tisza House is eligible for individual listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criteria A and C at the local level for its associations with the development of recreational residences, progressive social network, and dissemination of Modem style architecture on Outer Cape Cod during the mid-twentieth century. The building possesses significance under Criterion A in the areas of Recreation and Social History for its associations with the postwar, progressive intellectual community that commissioned the construction of single-family, Modern style vacation houses in the underdeveloped peripheries of the Outer Cape towns. The development of the Tisza property is tangible evidence of the interaction between integral members of the Outer Cape Cod community and presents collaboration between successful Cambridge, Massachusetts professor Laszlo Tisza, local designer/builder Hayden Walling, and influential Finnish emigre architect Olav Hammarstrom. Under Criterion C, the building possesses significance in the area of Architecture as a characteristic representation of Olav Hammarstrom's residential designs on Cape Cod, which express simple, crisp horizontal forms, visible framing, and a focus on views of the natural landscape. Hammarstrom is a prolific international architect who completed at least 21 Modernist design commissions on the Outer Cape after building his own summer home there in 1952.

Posted to the NRHP 2-25-2014

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • August 22, 2014: Added by Dave King