Over Eight Acres
Belmont, Queen of Castries
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
Walter Sidney Orme, Architect
Streamline Moderne Duplex, 1937
803 N Mansfield
Los Angeles, CA
Streamlining is the first new and uniquely American approach that the public could associate with progress and a better life," declared Henry Dreyfuss, designer of the famous 20th Century Limited streamlined locomotive that linked Los Angeles and New York in the late 1930s. Architect Walter Sidney Orme's nod to both Streamline Moderne and Art Deco is evident in this 1937 duplex. Orme makes a strong statement here with aerodynamic exterior curves, long horizontal lines and grooves in the white stucco banding and eyebrow black trim, glass brick, and porthole windows in front and rear doors. The interior's expressive art deco detailing includes zigzag tile patterns, original
Richard T. Broderick, A.I.A.
Fidalgo Island Lookout
2020 Kansas Avenue
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
Charles Dubois, A.I.A.
Palm Springs Lifestyle - In The Indian Canyons
2406 S Caliente Drive
Palm Springs, CA
Designed by Charles Dubois, AIA, and built by Roy Fey in 1980, this home is located in the highly desired Indian Canyons neighborhood of south Palm Springs. Inside, soaring ceilings appear to float above clerestory windows with views of the San Jacinto Mountains and swaying a palm trees. Expanses of glass in the living areas frame views of the pool and simultaneously connect the indoors to the outdoors. With it custom maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, the spacious kitchen is ready for entertaining. The large pool, spa, outdoor kitchen/bar and fire feature, surrounded by inviting seating areas, complete the outdoors. The stage is set for living the Palm Springs lifestyle
Jules Gregory, Architect
315 Goat Hill Road
Voted one of the 10 Best Houses in America by Architectural Record. A sweeping roofline floats effortlessly amidst an open woodland landscape. Mid-Century Modern architect Jules Gregory's masterpiece allows the eye to enjoy a poem formed by the architectural joinery of wood, glass, native stone, and landscape. A footbridge over a seasonal stream leads to a guest quarters' serene sanctuary that artfully counterbalances the main home's exotic curves. Privacy abounds on this 10-acre modern estate. Just beyond the riverside towns of Lambertville and New Hope, the property is minutes to Princeton with easy access to NY and Philadelphia. Furniture is also available.
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.
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
Blue Sky Systems Architecture
The Graham Residence, 2011
56040 Nelson Avenue
Yucca Valley, CA
With little disruption to the natural environment during its construction, Blue Sky Building Systems’ sustainable Graham Residence is enhanced by the ten-acre rugged terrain in which it sits. Upon first sight, the right angles of the structure may appear to conflict with the rounded granite surfaces surrounding the house, but the rectilinear geometry of the structure is the perfect counterpoint to an otherwise undulating terrain of ancient rocks and desert landscape. Rather than demonstrating humankind’s prowess to conquer nature by manipulating the environment to suit human needs, the Graham Residence changes the dialogue from conquering nature to being part of nature, while opening up