Marc Atlan Design with Oller & Pejic, Architects
Black Desert HouseYucca Valley, CA
Beyond shelter, Black Desert House is an artistic counter-point to a landscape born of fire, and sculpted over the last 100 million years. Conceived to read as a shadow cast within great piles of monzogranite boulders, the residence offers the quintessential desert experience: immersion into the timelessness of the vast desert panorama. By day the residence protects like a cave; at night it dissolves in the surrounding array of stars. Informed by the modernist aesthetic, the geometry of the structure minimizes distractions, while curtain glass walls eliminate indoor-outdoor distinctions. The public spaces open to the sheltered entry courtyard, broad view terraces, and the private swimming
Craig Ellwood, Architect
The Broughton House, 1949
909 N Beverly Glen
Los Angeles, CA
Craig Ellwood's 1949, Broughton House is a bold precursor of his Case Study designs. Modular construction and Miesian styled steel beams support curtain windows that draw light and afford hillside views. Two bedrooms and a bathroom on main level and third bed and bath below adjacent to car port.
Jonathan Davis, Architect
Davis Studio Architecture + Design, 2008
333 S Wilton Place Unit 12
Los Angeles, CA
With its glass walls and soaring 20 foot ceilings in the living/dining/entertainment space, the architect demonstrates that “green” can also be dynamic. Designed by Jonathan Davis, an architect with three and a half years background at Frank Gehry & Associates working on projects such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, he is recognized nationally for his mission of bringing together sustainable design, green technologies and environmentally sound materials while in consideration of the environmental specifics of each site and the health and happiness of the owner.
A well planned clean lined design for modern living is unified with the use of concrete floors and
Frank Ferris, Architect
The Crescent Bath House, 1887
201 West Graham Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA
Capitalizing on the eclectic American interpretation of neo-Moorish vernacular architecture, Frank Ferris and business partner Franklyn Heald built their Crescent Bath house directly across the street from California Southern Railroad train station on the corner of Graham and Spring Street.
Colorful bulbous spires and intricately crafted inverted horseshoe arches that frame windows and doorways accentuate its exotic, other worldly Victorian architecture- surely a sight for weary Mid-westerners seeking respite from their lengthy journey. Ten private baths along an eighty-five foot long corridor to the rear of the building provided treatment for a variety of ailments that were
Valentino Agnoli, Architect
Owl and Beaver House, 1997
27604 23rd Place
The Owl and Beaver is a raised curvilinear sculptural building on the crystal clear Ichetucknee river. The house was designed and contracted by San Francisco architect Valentino Agnoli, an architect known for curvilinear structures, for physician author Michael Samuels as a meditation and writing retreat. It is 600 feet with a kitchen dining room, living room, bedroom and bath on the main floor and a bedroom under the bow. It was built to be like a poem or a meditative vision. It resembles an upside down boat and it's ridge pole and keel come together to support the structure like a kiss. It is up in the trees of an ancient cypress forest like a tree house, and it has views of the
Malcolm M. Appleton, Architect
Shaker Hill, 1974
124 Shaker Hill Road
Exquisitely designed and thoughtfully sited on an extravagant setting in Starksboro, Vermont. Designed by Vermont architect Malcolm Appleton, with input from the homeowners, the interior space invokes peace and tranquility. Floor to ceiling glass gives you the sense of being one with the outdoors. Large sunken living room with exposed beams and a glorious fireplace is centered in the home with a master suite and office on one end and the kitchen, dining and two guest suites on the other. Covered porches, stone walls, playful yard, trails through the woods all add to the charming character of this much loved home.
Starksboro, Vermont is convenient to many well-known ski areas
Gracia Studio, Architects
Minimalist Baja Beach House
Todos Los Santos, MEX
Modern architecture at its most powerful: Pure air, water and light enrich a majestically minimal 2006 beach house, designed by Gracia Studio of both Mexico and San Diego. Nearly a thousand miles by road from the U.S. border, in the blessedly low-profile area around artist-colony Todos Santos in Baja California Sur.
Barely two hours flight time from L.A, this retreat is a rare offering. At entry, a concrete patio floats above desert sands and a swimming pool, offering panoramic views of the blue Pacific. This generous sun patio merges with the living room space via folding glass doors and brise-soleil shutters on mild winter days. City water allows lush cocoanut palm and
Mathias Kauten, Architect
Meadowknoll: The Wright Style, 1952
21 Berkley Street
Welcome to Meadowknoll, an extraordinary home inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Designed by Mathias Kauten, a student of Wright, Meadowknoll embodies the great master’s style from its signature open hearth fireplace to walls of windows, exposed beams and natural stone walls. Built in 1954, this 2196 sq. ft. modern mid-century ranch features the latest amenities: radiant heated floors throughout the home, granite counters and window sills, professional grade kitchen appliances, top-quality baths, heated garage with tiles floors, all major systems recently replace and flag stone floors. An open floorplan includes clever hidden storage and custom built-ins. Blending the beast of