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
581 East The Palms Street, Palm Springs, CA
Paying homage to California's Spanish Colonial past, the courtyard entry, low-pitched red-tile roofs, extended eaves and covered outdoor patios of the Spanish hacienda all lend to a corporeal experience whereby Gaspar de Portolá's vision of Alta California can be found. As the antecedent to Cliff May's popular California ranch-style homes which would change the vernacular landscape of postwar Southern California for decades, the Spanish-revival haciendas designed and built during the interwar years embodied the relaxed lifestyles of the region. Keeping true to the romanticism of the period, this home has incorporated modern amenities into the design without compromising its
Pierre-Louis Martin, Architect
Modern Villa, 1970
, near Bordeaux, FR
This remarkable villa was built in 1970 by the architect Pierre-Louis Martin. Located in a wooded park of one hectare in Médoc, it enjoys the exceptional landscape of prestigious vineyards and seduces thanks to its minimalist design and its materials : flat roof overhanging, glass façades erasing any boundary between interior and exterior, raw concrete. Covering a surface of 3068 square ft., this single storey house articulates its volumes around a large swimming pool with terrace. It offers beautiful reception rooms: entry, large living room with patio, fireplace and dining room overlooking the pool. The office, the master suite and the bedrooms, separated from the rest of the house by a
Ralph Rapson, Architect
The Betty Poole House, 1958
6699 Mohawk Drive, Chanhassen, MN
The Betty Poole House, a timeless modern residence designed by Ralph Rapson, stands above Lotus Lake in Chanhassen. The house, which has been meticulously maintained and curated by its current owners, retains the hallmarks of Rapson's original design.
The streamlined, one-story house features window walls in nearly every room. The walls of glass provide expansive views of the lake from the entry, living room, family room, and kitchen. Rapson's choice of materials—white painted brick, round skylights, and steel I-beams that frame the fireplace–lend an industrial aesthetic to the house.
Generous expanses of glass, partial height walls, and a