Beverley David Thorne, Architect
Case Study House 26 - Harrison House, 1963
177 San Marino Drive, San Rafael, CA
Visionary American Modernist Architecture - Famous Arts & Architecture magazine's Case Study House 26 / Harrison House.
Visionary design by Beverley David Thorne, last living architect of the Case Study Program. This is a true, iconic modernist masterpiece.
Located in San Rafael’s Peacock Gap, this home was sponsored as a demonstration project by Bethlehem Steel Company and Twentieth Century Homes in 1962-1963. This is the only Case Study House in Northern California. On a sloping hillside, Thorne designed a four bedroom one level home with minimal excavation by offsetting the main living space from the entry/carport, creating a “space
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
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
Harwell Hamilton Harris, Architect
The Mary and Lee Blair Residence, 1939
3763 Fredonia Drive, Los Angeles, CA
A genuine Masterpiece of Southern California's built environment. Following a meticulous multi-year restoration the property reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of siting, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity. The magic of the artists' residence and studio is alive and well, ready to enliven and enhance the life of the next special owner(s) whose lifestyle is compatible with this unique offering.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The Winslow House, 1893
515 Auvergne Place, River Forest, IL
As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's
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