Pierre Fauroux, Architect
Contemporary Realization, 2003
, near Grenoble, FR
This remarkable contemporary realization is the work of the architect Pierre Fauroux. Between minimalism of the forms and strong expression of materials (concrete, glass, varnished red wood, slate of Angers for the ground…), this "swimming pool-house" impresses through its balance and its serenity.
The house is located in a small village of the low valley of Isère, halfway between Grenoble and Valencia (30 minutes), snuggled up between hill and river at the foot of the massif of Vercors. Ski runs and golf are at 15 minutes of the house.
This house of 600 m² with a streamlined silhouette and a roof terrace brings down hides into the landscape,
Hugh Newell Jacobsen, Architect
Village of One's Own, 1988
1625 Stocton Road, Meadowbrook, PA
This elegant, comfortable, light-filled and witty house was custom designed in 1988 by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, named one of Architectural Digest's top 100 architects in January 2014. Influenced by vernacular New England architecture, the residence, known as "Village of One's Own," is really five connected "pavilions," all distinct in style with varying roof lines, contemporary windows and a mix of traditional building materials and details. What they all share is a modern, easy feeling and verdant views of four acres of trees and lawn.
Three white chimneys soar above the roof. Each side of the two-story living room has three dormer skylights in the
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The Louis Penfield House, 1955
Willoughby Hills, OH
The Louis Penfield House is one of about 100 Usonian homes built nationally by Frank Lloyd Wright. Each design was site-specific to take advantage of the view and terrain. The typical Usonian floor plan included small entryways, narrow passages, large central fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. The designs were also tailored to each individual client, which is why the Penfield House is unique among Wright designs. Louis Penfield was 6’8” tall; the home was designed to accommodate his tall stature.
Privately situated on 18.45 wooded acres with approximately 600 feet of Chagrin River frontage, the house is located across from Lake Metroparks’ Gully Brook Park, which
R.M. Schindler, Architect
The Tischler House, 1949-1950
175 Greenfield Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #506. First time on the market since completion in 1950. Schindler's 1952 article, "Visual Techniques," discusses the subjects of "color plasticity, translucency, reflectors and light." These visual techniques are clearly expressed in this monumental three-story street facade topped with a blue translucent, sky-like roof resembling an "upside-down glass-bottomed boat." Glass planes above the kitchen and master bedroom appear to make the house transparent throughout. The nearly free-floating metal fireplace in the living room was completed by Adolph Tischler, an artist and metalsmith. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in the
Glassrock House, 2010
20 Old Oaks Road, Cold Spring, NY
ECOLOGY IS THE ULTIMATE LUXURY. Energy efficient and environmentally designed LEED SILVER Certified home is wonderfully accented by architectural butterfly roof line. Live beautifully capturing the essence of what nature offers with minimal impact on the planet. This homes re-purposing of natural energy and low maintenance construction materials equates to ease of care offering a comfort and luxury not often attainable. A blending of organic and raw finishes reflect quality and strength. Superb attention to minimalist aesthetic melds clean lines for a loft-like feel. A modernist retreat privately nested on 5+acres down a long scenic drive. Enjoy close-by town of Cold Spring for river front
Edward Durell Stone, Architect
The Walter H. Johnson Residence, 1954
3 Dogwood Lane, Darien, CT
Departing from the Modernist institutional designs that brought Edward Durell Stone international acclaim, the Johnson residence, with it's wood and glass façade and A-frame design, is no less significant than his large-scale public commissions. Stone’s organic blend of glass and wood is a welcome surprise to anyone entering the long, unremarkable driveway off of a cul-de-sac. Located in Darien, Connecticut, the open floor plan of Stone's two-story design adds additional volume to the 2,300 square-foot, four bedroom, two bath residence. Stone's generous use of glass on both levels of the house rarely allows its inhabitants to be disconnected from the 1.1 acre parcel the
St. Croix Dome, 1964-1966
47 Estate Grange, Christiansted, VI
Built between 1964 and 1966, the dome is a one-of-a-kind monolithic dome - a single piece seamless structure. The Dome's shell is composed of steel reinforced concrete. The St Croix Dome is highly energy efficient, disaster resistant, cost effective, relatively low maintenance and attractive.
Set atop a private one acre hill, this private home has been recently transformed into a modern and spacious five-bedroom, four-bath home with 180 degree views of the aqua Caribbean and the rolling green hills of St. Croix’s undeveloped pasture lands. The over 4,500 total square feet of living area is accented by a 24 foot central dome skylight that allows for beautiful natural
Over Eight Acres
Belmont, Queen of Castries
Lastic Hill, Castries, Saint Lucia, W.I
A Rare 19th century Creole great house standing on 8-1/2 acres in St Lucia. This stately and gracious Island residence is set within a lush and vibrant park-like nature preserve overlooking Castries Harbor. Impeccably restored and maintained as the winter residence of a well-known Academy Award winning writer, the property today affords an opportunity to live and share the romantic genteel hospitality of early island living. This is not for those looking for the typical faux island tourist "luxury" amenities, but rather offers the priceless appeal of a private park and residence in the context of the authentic culture of the Island. There are outbuildings. Cocktails are served on
Rudolph Schindler, Architect
Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1944
4901 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #968. With Rudolph Schindler's complete control of "space, climate, light and mood," he creates a space well-suited for its purpose. Originally designed for a small African-American congregation, nearly everything about the church was unique (including the original color scheme which ranged from warm blue to eggplant, to purplish red). "With no attempt to imitate masonry," Schindler's design achieved a sense of massiveness through the distinctive exterior banding. The horizontal bands of stucco siding which appear to be wood, tie the building to the streetscape. Schindler placed the L-shaped church at the corner, with a
Marcel Breuer, Architect
The Lauck House, 1950
880 Lawrenceville Road, Princeton, NJ
Marcel Breuer’s iconic ‘house in garden’ built in its extended version as The Lauck House in 1950.
Situated in a secluded and beautiful four acre property five minutes from the town of Princeton, the house underwent restoration work in 2009 and includes an elegant gallery space addition. One of America’s most famous mid-century designs, this house incorporates many of Breuer’s innovations – including the renowned "butterfly roof," the centrally located kitchen, projecting parapets, vertical wood interior and exterior siding. A visual connection yet physical separation of the parent’s master bedroom on the balcony from the children’s area at the