Lavi Daniel, Artist & Renee Bertrand, Bedhead
2 Artists' Oasis In The City
10405 Cheviot Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Two artists have created their own Shangri-la on a quiet corner of Cheviot Hills. One enters immediately into a world of aesthetic exuberance and passion, where all of the sight lines are carefully considered for their sense of enchantment and beauty. A remodeled California Spanish revival home with a step-down living room with high ceilings, arched windows, original fireplace and stenciling on the beams. The master suite has a bathroom with Malibu tiles. Every room has windows over-looking the exotic Australian garden. Stone patios and pathways surround the house, leading to an artist studio with 14-foot high ceilings and skylights.
Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A.
The Tremaine Estate, 1955
6 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT
Contemporary art collector Emily Tremaine's eighteenth century farmhouse provided Philip Johnson the perfect template for adding a Modernist aesthetic to the three-hundred year old property. Johnson's forward-thinking redesign, including the addition of a large glass pavilion, provides a striking juxtaposition between old and new. The current owner has extensively updated the estate. Its appeal as a luxurious compound is perfect for those who crave privacy and endless entertainment space and is perfectly situated on six acres of verdant space. Madison, Connecticut is located midway between New York City and Boston.
Michael Bell, Architect
The Gefter-Press House, 2007
Modernist Masterpiece in Columbia County. Inspired by two of the 20th century's most iconic residences: Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House near Plano, IL, and Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT - the Gefter-Press House is a one-of-a-kind architectural statement.
Located on a 12.7-acre wooded and secluded site among the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY, this home was designed by Columbia University professor and noted architect Michael Bell as an essay in transparency. Approached from the main road along a quarter-mile-long, unassuming gravel-and-dirt road, the magic of this single-story, all-glass-and-steel home is the way it dissolves into
William Wesley Peters, Architect
Sorensen Residence, 1970-1971
4212 Country Road JJ, Black Earth, WI
The Taliesin Tradition
Only 130 individual residences have the architectural pedigree of being designed in the Taliesin tradition practiced by Frank Lloyd Wright, and recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Treetops is one of those rare historic homes and has undergone a meticulous 14-year renovation by its current owners which sensitively blends modern upgrades and amenities while respecting the original architecture and construction.
Once you enter the driveway, it's your own private retreat built into the brow of the hill on 80 wild and undulating acres. The house is simply a work of art, designed to be integral to the site with a flowing,
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Sherman Booth Residence
265 Sylvan Road, Glencoe, IL
A unique home from Prairie School master Frank Lloyd Wright is up for grabs in the North Shore suburb of Glencoe. Know as the Sherman Booth House, the three-story house was built in 1916 for Frank Lloyd Wright’s attorney, Crain’s reveals. The spacious home, which features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, is the largest of six other Wright-designed homes in the Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The house has a distinctive Prairie look to it, but also has some other features that are not common in Wright homes. Most notably, the home has a rooftop deck with a brick fireplace that was part of Wright’s design. According to Crain’s, the current owners purchased the house back in
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 groundâ€¦), this "swimming pool-house" impresses through its balance and its serenity.
The house is located in a small village of the low valley of IsÃ¨re, 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 mÂ² with a streamlined silhouette and a roof terrace brings down hides into the
Amyas Connell, Architect
Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson Residence, 1931-33
Grayswood – Haslemere, Surrey, UK
Located in the pretty village of Grayswood near Haslemere, is one of the most remarkable and admired in the history of British architecture, a fact which is reflected in its rare Grade II listing.
A substantial five / six bedroom house, surrounded by approximately 12 acres of land, it was originally built for the noted accountant Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson in 1931-33. Designed by Amyas Connell, a pioneering New Zealander who settled in London and formed, alongside Basil Ward and Colin Lucas, one of the most important British architecture practices of the 20th Century, Connell, Ward & Lucas.
The house remains remarkably true to Connell’s original scheme, a
Harwell Hamilton Harris, F.A.I.A.; Leland Evison, A.I.A
The De Steiguer Residence, 1936, 1951
1444 Poppy Peak Drive, Pasadena, CA
Moved to the Poppy Peak Historic District in 1951 by Leland Evison to avoid demolition during the construction of the 134 Freeway, Harris's two-story, hillside design is an expression of modern architecture that incorporates minimalist aesthetics with the modern ranch. Evison's relocation of the De Steiguer Residence to Poppy Peak further expands on Harris's interpretation of the California hacienda or ranch. The western-facing, modest profile and low-pitched roof blend seamlessly into the hillside setting resulting an unassuming exercise of unpretentious pre-war housing. The east-facing rear side of the house is expressed through the horizontal ribboning of large windows
Eliot Noyes & Bob Graf, Designers
The Noyes-Graf House, 1966
62 Moriarity Drive, Wilton, CT
In 1966 Eliot Noyes and Bob Graf designed the iconic Mobil service stations that would come to define a sleek new modernism in America. This is Bob Graf's own home, mid-century modern perfection restored and improved to energy efficient 21st century standards. The granite walls are stunning, the rosewood details sublime. But what you'll remember are the expansive views from this hilltop setting on 2 manicured acres overlooking a beautiful pool to 150 acres of woods and streams.
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 6'8â€ 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