John Lautner, F.A.I.A.
The Reiner-Burchill Residence, 1957-1976
2138 Micheltorena Street
Los Angeles, CA
Silvertop is to Los Angeles’ residential architecture as Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal is to New York City. Beyond function, both are beacons projecting the peak of America’s optimism, and the creative strength of a period grounded in a strong faith in future possibility. They are the real-life experiments in the Tomorrowland promised by Walt Disney. At Silvertop today, the bright Tomorrowland of yesteryear still resonates. The veracity of its original concept has stood the test of time. As a place to live it’s sublime.
Guest House includes:
Open plan Living/Dining Area
Scott Hughes, A.I.A. Hughes-Umbanhowar Architects
83 S. River Road
Scott Hughes’ award winning waterfront 2008 design offers an artful blend of sleek lines, structural integrity and clean aesthetic. Split faced and polished limestone, rich mahogany and IPE woods, expansive use of glass and cantilevered structures work together to showcase the modern elements of the home while maintaining an approachable yet most impressive presence. Set on over an acre with just under 12,000 square feet, the main home was designed to allow for a seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor living spaces. The home has 5 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 3 half baths, formal and informal living areas, library, a full gym with sauna and steam shower, theater room, recreation
Paul R. Williams, Architect
The William Ford Hacienda, 1929
1015 Amber Lane
Paul R. Williams, Architect. Ventura County Cultural Heritage Landmark 169. With its completion noted by the Ojai Museum as a principal event in the history of the Ojai Valley, the Ford Hacienda is celebrated not only as a triumphant example of the Spanish Colonial Tradition in architectural design, but perhaps more importantly as a timeless environment for living a lifestyle idealized by the California plein air painters of the period. The property, a prime three plus acre knoll-top site, affords bucolic views of the surrounding Ojai Valley, & is conveniently located close to the Ojai Valley Inn. Exterior grounds display a citrus orchard, original swimming pool set carefully into a
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The John Storer Residence, 1923
8161 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Frank Lloyd Wright, The John Storer Residence, 1923. Quoting Sally Woodbridge from her book on the California houses of the Historic American Buildings Survey: "Of all the architects who perceived the Edenic possibilities of California, none capitalized on them with more sensitivity and assurance than Frank Lloyd Wright." A timeless Edenic magic lives on today in the restored, and eminently livable Storer Residence. http://storerhouse.com
Ulrich Franzen, Architect
The Dana House
New Canaan, CT
Powerful Mid-Century Modern residence designed by renowned architect Ulrich Franzen on nine acres of lawns, meadows, orchards and woods. This tranquil oasis is less than five minutes by car from the heart of New Canaan, CT, one of Fairfield County’s most desirable locations. Or enjoy a pleasant 15 minute walk to the train station and the myriad attractive shops and restaurants that draw visitors from far and near. It’s the best of both worlds - town and country, both at your fingertips. The property is protected by the New Canaan Nature Center in the rear and the New Canaan Land Trust on one side.
The Dana House has only had one owner. On the market for the first time
Richard Neutra, Architect
Pitcairn House, 1959-1962
2860 Paper Mill Road
Bryn Athyn, PA
Richard Neutra's Pitcairn House, a very private, hidden masterpiece, is the quintessential house in the woods. Seclusion, marvelous design, comfortable living surrounded by acres of wildlife and nature, yet close to metropolitan areas.
A long driveway leads toward the top of a ravine overlooking the Pennypack Creek and groves of oak, beech, maple and poplar to the site chosen by Neutra in 1959. The superbly designed and maintained 6,303 sq. ft. house completed in 1962 is set on 10.1 conserved acres in turn surrounded by the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, an 812-acre nature conservancy.
Pitcairn House is one of a few Neutra masterworks on the East
Raphaëlle Segond, Architect
French Riviera, FR
Designed by the architect Raphaëlle Segond as a "shelter" in relation to the surrounding nature, this contemporary house with clean lines, poured concrete, glass panels and wood cladding allows contemplation and sweetness of life. Ideally located on the heights of Grimaud, it offers since its terrace a wonderful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Featuring 2700 square ft. on two levels, the house has on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall, a kitchen, a dining room and two bright rooms overlooking a large terrace sheltered by the roof overhang and vegetation, ideal to enjoy Mediterranean meals. We access from the outside to a third room for three persons. Each bedroom
Mixed Use Complex
290 Townsend Street
Mixed Use Complex: Contemporary 2 + bedroom and 4 bedroom penthouse plus commercial space. Born of controversy but now celebrated, the creative vision of New York architects Smith-Miller and Hawkinson and dogged persistence of the owner expanded this resort town’s vision of compatibility within its National Historic District. Using the vernacular of Telluride’s mining and commercial buildings rather than the traditional foursquare late Victorian, and Gothic revival residences which predominate, a dynamic space for modern living and working has been achieved. Here at Plunge Landing, just steps from the gondola, the residence is elevated over its commercial space thus allowing
Phillip Jon Brown, A.I.A.
Flynn Ranch "House A", 1987
7740 Flynn Ranch Road
Los Angeles, CA
While the fate of Modernism was being debated in the press, U.S.C. & M.I.T. schooled architect Phil Brown planned a private enclave of modern estates for the historic Errol Flynn Ranch. There were to be 4 modern residences accessed by a gated private drive, each carefully sited for privacy in relation to the park-like landscaped environment. Ultimately only two were completed; "House A" was the first, and remains the purest statement of the architect's intent. With its proximity to the studios, the residence was planned from the inside out to suit the needs of the entertainment industry executive: the wide front door invites as it pivots open to a virtual promenade entry