Donald Olsen, Architect
The Olsen House, 1954
771 San Diego Road, Berkeley, CA
First offering: the Donald and Helen Olsen House, 1954 - the architect’s own home! Listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places, and a City of Berkeley Historic Landmark, the Olson House presents a striking counterpoint to the more familiar Bay Area Modern Style. Built seemingly as a demonstration project, the Harvard educated architect applied his “high art” International Style training, as championed by Walter Gropius, to create his own “machine for living in a garden.” The success of this endeavor is attested to by the families’ lifelong tenure, and the building’s service to lives immersed in creating a better world through art, architecture, and
Philip Johnson, Architect
The Wiley House
218 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan, CT
One of the stars of New Canaan's legacy of mid-century modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950s, was restored and expanded by Roger Ferris + Partners. Of the six houses Philip Johnson designed in New Canaan, Connecticut, the Wiley house is the only one that contains a singular glass pavilion to rival the volume of his architectural masterpiece, the Glass House. A new pool house built into the hill and the art gallery (a reconstructed 19th century barn) form their own courtyard around the vintage swimming pool with its original diving pad which is a twin to the circular pool at Johnson's Glass House. For Philip Johnson, this house represented a
Harrie T. Lindeberg, Architect
Sublime Architecture, Ultimate Quality
23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT
Craftsmanship from a bygone era, where scores of masons spent literally years in construction to create this masterpiece, is evident throughout this magnificent stone manor on 5.83 private and quiet acres in the sought after Khakum Wood Association with private security.
Designed by the legendary architect Harrie T. Lindeberg, this memorable center hall manor with a Ludowici roof is in the heart of mid country Round Hill. The peaceful lane is ideal for long walks or bicycling away from all traffic. The driveway sweeps into a walled courtyard and to the beautiful limestone front portico. The front-to-back English sitting hall has lovely plaster moldings, a marble fireplace
Rick Joy, Architect
1959 Cox District Road, Woodstock, VT
A modern architectural gem, Woodstock Farm has been widely published and received the Architecture and Design industry's most prestigious award Architectural Record's Record House of the Year (April 2010). Master Architect Rick Joy (Amangiri Resort, Princeton Train Station, Desert Nomad House et al) was commissioned to design the property, which is highly refined and pure in its presentation while also relaxed and warm in providing a home that is fused with nature and its surrounding landscape.
Woodstock Farm presents a dramatic shingle and stone house and barn set on over 200 acres of Vermont countryside minutes from the picturesque village of Woodstock and in
Robert D. Farquhar, Architect
Villa Del Sol, 1908-1910
1350 South Center Street, Redlands, CA
This 1907 Mediterranean Villa stands proudly atop a view-filled 3.642 acres. Made for entertaining, this home is fully updated yet still maintains the gorgeous, historic feeling of the original residence. Striking architectural design features you will only find in this one-of-a-kind home.
Eliot Noyes, Architect
The Brown House, 1950
81 Cross Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT
Sculptural elements, natural light, direct views and access to the landscape give you an unprecedented experience of this exceptional mid-century modern house. True to Eliot Noyes original vision, the renovations done by builder Dave Prutting and architect Joeb Moore, kept the sophisticated approach to making spaces functional to today's modern living. Natural material such as wood and stone add warmth while the expansive use of glass defines the proportions of the space.
Extensive landscaping by Reed Hilderbrand for the entire property, has resulted in a breathtaking, peaceful, retreat-like feel site surrounding this luxury mid-century gem with its guest and pool house.
Rex Hohlbein, Architect
The Hinoki House, 2007
1436 92nd Avenue NE, Clyde Hill, WA
Winner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Seattle Merit Award, this truly special home offers the rare opportunity to own a residential piece of art in the heart of Clyde Hill. Designed by acclaimed Seattle architect, Rex Hohlbein, with interiors by Doug Rasar, exquisite landscape that optimizes privacy and the lake, city and mountain views, this in-town sanctuary is a seamless mix of form and function; blurring the lines between indoors and out, common and private spaces. 5 years in the planning and construction, this meticulously crafted home spares no attention to detail from its extensive built-in, mahogany cabinetry to the expansive disappearing window-walls. This
Alan Wanzenberg, Architect
1403 Quechee West Hartford, Quechee, VT
Stonehill Farm is comprised of approx 185 acres of majestic, rolling land offering commanding views, a house designed and decorated in sophisticated, restrained taste and one of the preeminent private tennis facilities in New England. Constructed in the tradition of old world craftsmanship and positioned high on a south-facing hillside, this incomparable stone and cedar home features the finest quality materials and decorative finishes. Created by noted New York architect Alan Wanzenberg, the approximately 9,000 square foot, 15-room residence is a an elegant and timeless design in richly textured stone, expansive glass, and mahogany details. The residence offers seven bedrooms, nine baths,
David Adjaye, Architect
531 Harrow Road, London, UK
On the market for the first time since its construction, Silverlight by David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates is an incredible feat of engineering in contemporary architecture. Iconic, groundbreakding and inspiring. Encompassing five floors of contemporary canal-side living, the concept for this award-winning new-build home was to respond to its urban context; located on a strip of land between the Harrow Road and the Grand Union Canal.
Andreas Fuhrimann & Gabrielle Haechler, Architects
the house no. 1 by Ugo Rondinone, 2012-2014
42 Bachwiesenstrasse, Würenlos, SUI
"the house no. 1" was created by New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone as a "Gesamtkunstwerk", a total work of art and the perfect place for working and living. Each shape and each material used in the "the house no. 1" has its origin in a work of art of the Swiss born artist.
All elements of the house are custom made and reflect the artist's requirement for a functional work-life space. Furthermore the elements reference signature art works of Ugo Rondinone. For example the fireplace in the main living space is a replica of the artists piece "John's fireplace", which has been shown internationally in various exhibitions.