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
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
Gino Coppede, Architect
Penthouse of Mediterranean Sea Castle
24 Capo di Santa Chiara
The prestigious 'Listed' historically rich Castle stands perched on the rocks of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the masterpiece of acclaimed Italian architect Gino Coppede (1866-1927).
A discerning buyer has the rare opportunity to purchase the Penthouse Villa of Castello Turke. AN EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCE IN A MOST EXCLUSIVE LOCATION – Liguria, Genova, Italy.
Built in 1903 overlooking the fisherman village of Boccadasse – 350 degree panoramic views of mountains, the sea, and buildings dating back to the 15th Century. A beautiful setting in a region of beaches, quaint and picturesque towns, and magnificent Italian cuisine.
The Penthouse Villa occupies the 3rd
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
Tom Kundig, Architect
Studio House, 1997
970 NW Elford Drive
The Studio House stands as Tom Kundig’s breakthrough project – one that brought him in contact with a patron who was excited to experiment with raw materials in creating an interactive dwelling that was "rooted in the past, yet predictive of the future." Intentionally rustic and proven materials, such as structural steel and concrete are celebrated for the strength and connection to the elements that they provide, yet spaces are carefully edited, adhering to the disciplined, modernist line that has come to define Kundig’s work.
The strict massing of the structure and meticulous sighting are gleefully contrasted with playfully interactive and industrial
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Millard House, 1923
645 Prospect Crescent Drive
Millard House (La Miniatura), 1923
Recognized by Wright as the earliest 'Usonian' house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Wright's highly inventive textile block building system. The Millard House is internationally recognized as one of the world's most important works of architecture. Now, following a multi-year restoration, the complex offers one of the most romantic, and creative living spaces anywhere. Sited on nearly an acre of gardens within the Prospect Historic District of Pasadena, the residence and studio include: 4 bedrooms, and 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. The Millard
Pierre Koenig, F.A.I.A.
with modifications by Architect Robert Sweet
7127 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
The Henbest-Birkett Residence, 1966-2011
The clarity of Pierre Koenig’s original vision is enhanced by architect Robert Sweet’s sensitive re-interpretation, and expansion of the Henbest Residence in Rancho Palos Verdes. The key to maintaining the spirit of Koenig within the context of change is Sweet’s studied simplicity of form, and his use of materials which don’t slavishly copy the original fabric, but quietly acknowledge and compliment Koenig’s overall body of work. The result is a new expression of the modernist aesthetic which, with its further elimination of indoor-outdoor distinctions, brings the celebrated California Modern lifestyle solidly into the 21st