A. Quincy Jones & Ruth Schneider, Designers
The Jones House & Studio #1, 1938
8661 Nash Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Shortly after graduating from architecture school at the University of Washington, Jones brought fellow architecture student Ruth Schneider down to Los Angeles where they were married a year later. While still apprenticing with architect Burton A. Schutt they designed and built their first house, a duplex set carefully within the native chaparral high on the western slope of Laurel Canyon. Reflecting the philosophy and many of the design ideas Jones would continue to develop throughout his career, the building is iconic. It is flexible as well: after the War Jones converted the buildings to a single family residence using half as his office and design studio. While converted back to two
Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.
Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954
5401 East El Cedral Street, Long Beach, CA
Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the
9255 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO
Centrally Located on a private park-like,1.81 acre lot in the heart of Ladue is this special mid-century modern Bernoudy-designed home. This home has all of the latest entertainment systems & Bernoudy's signature design touches: vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, expansive patios, large walls of windows & special architectural elements.The Living Room is open to the Dining Room & has French doors that lead to terraces- great for entertaining. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with European-styled cabinets, quartz countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances & bamboo flooring. The master suite is private, features a brick fireplace, an abundance of closets
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The J. Kibben Ingalls House, 1909
562 Keystone Avenue, River Forest, IL
Prairie style home in unique "park-like" setting on "Street of Dreams". Four bedrooms, screened front porch, many living areas, sympathetic addition flows from expanded kitchen to new family room and deck. Original sconce lies, art glass windows, built-in cabinetry, oak floors/trim, 269-feet deep lot. 3 car detached garage. A most livable home. Additional information upon request. Agent related to seller.
The Gemstone House
404 West Street, Harrison, NY
An artist’s eye was at the heart of this home’s complete transformation in 2005. Inspired by a special diamond ring; astounding angles and comforting curves harmonize with spectacular natural surroundings. Light streams through walls of windows and huge skylights onto rare granite floors beneath soaring ceilings. A remarkable floating deck, anchored by a sculpted waterfall and spa, embraces the house with access from the master bedroom, living room and sleek Snaidero kitchen casual dining area. Spacious bi-level master bedroom with fireplace, sauna, Jacuzzi, vanity and two walk in closets. A very private guest suite is on its own level. Fine Italian craftsmanship with flashes of
Stephen Guerrant, A.I.A.
The Schweibert Residence, 1980
625 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL
With his modern interpretation of a New England saltbox, Stephen Guerrant's 1980 design of the Schweibert Residence introduces a post-modern aesthetic to an older, established neighborhood of period piece homes. While the design is indeed progressive, the symmetry of broad, low-slung roofline and careful placement of shingles blends in mellifluously with its Tudor and Colonial Revival neighbors. Guerrant's forward-thinking inclusion of geometric shapes predates the post-modern designs which came to dominate American landscape in the ensuing decades, thus establishing the Schweibert's home as a forerunner of the next chapter in vernacular architecture in the United States.
Claude Parent, Architect
Maison Bordeaux Le Pecq, 1963-1965
(private address), Bois-le-Roy, FR
Realized by the architect Claude Parent between 1963 and 1965, this house is a testimony standing out with the modernist architecture. Its oblique roofs make it a remarkable building of the 20th century endowed with a strong architectural and patrimonial value.
Located in Bois-le-Roy, in border of the forest of Croth, it takes advantage of a natural environment protected around the valley of Eure. The house is in 90 km from Paris (1h30 min by car).
This single storey house extends over a surface of 400 m². It offers majestic one space of reception of 150 m² opened on a terrace, with a first volume corresponding to the former studio, a dining room and a living
Richard T. Broderick, A.I.A.
Fidalgo Island Lookout
2020 Kansas Avenue, Anacortes, WA
Designed by Richard T. Broderick of Sparkitecture Design Solutions. This 2500 square foot cliff house is elegantly sited on a commanding bluff with ocean and vivid San Juan Islands sunsets. The site falls in a number of steep intervals onto a lower terrace before tumbling further still into a lush tangle of brush and evergreens bordering protected wetlands below. The structure opted for simple, site-informed massing - a trio of stacked rectangular boxes, one more elongated than the last, wedged into the cliffside. The three floors were arranged according to a distinct functional hierarchy – living/social areas on the main first level; master suite in the middle incorporating two separate
457 Osage Ridge Road, Augusta, MO
In a clearing atop a ridge, with woods all around and views for miles, sits this Bernoudy treasure - a very special 73 acre country estate in the heart of Missouri's wine country. Less than an hour from St. Louis, this architecturally significant home enjoys (breathtaking) commanding views of the Missouri River Valley. Intelligently designed for full-time living and gracious entertaining, the well-appointed, fully equipped and immaculately maintained house has a loft, 2 large terraces and 2 fireplaces. Cedar shake roof and old cypress interior wood walls framing huge windows add to its allure. A very special place. “Splendor in the Woods”, some might say.
Twenty-Five Minutes from Paris
1970s Design Residence
Fontainebleau, near Paris, FR
Amazing by the plasticity and constructive qualities offered by concrete, this residence is located in a very pleasant environment at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, near Barbizon, the romantic village that inspired the impressionist artists of the 19th century. An exceptional location 25 minutes from Paris and close to the international high school of Fontainebleau, of the equestrian club and of the golf. Surrounded by plains painted by Jean-François Millet, now registered as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the house is nestled in a landscaped park of one hectare. A lounge, a large bedroom and a bathroom with spa overlook the pool through large portholes. On the first