Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A.
The Henry Ford II House / Halcyon Lodge
436 Gin Lane
Halcyon Lodge is one of Southampton’s original nineteenth century stick-style Victorian estates and was the longtime Summer estate of auto magnate Henry Ford II.
In 1951 Ford and his wife commissioned Modernist architect Phillip Johnson to design a glass pavilion addition to the house. Johnson, one of the most influential figures in American design and architecture was an avid promoter of the International Style and is credited with creating some of its major monuments, including the Seagram Building in Manhattan, and his own famed Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Johnson also designed many landmarks across the nation, including the twin trapezoid-shaped Pennzoil
Scott Hughes, A.I.A. Hughes-Umbanhowar Architects
83 S. River Road
Scott Hughes’ award winning waterfront 2008 design offers an artful blend of sleek lines, structural integrity and clean aesthetic. Split faced and polished limestone, rich mahogany and IPE woods, expansive use of glass and cantilevered structures work together to showcase the modern elements of the home while maintaining an approachable yet most impressive presence. Set on over an acre with just under 12,000 square feet, the main home was designed to allow for a seamless interaction between indoor and outdoor living spaces. The home has 5 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 3 half baths, formal and informal living areas, library, a full gym with sauna and steam shower, theater room, recreation
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The John Storer Residence, 1923
8161 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Frank Lloyd Wright, The John Storer Residence, 1923. Quoting Sally Woodbridge from her book on the California houses of the Historic American Buildings Survey: "Of all the architects who perceived the Edenic possibilities of California, none capitalized on them with more sensitivity and assurance than Frank Lloyd Wright." A timeless Edenic magic lives on today in the restored, and eminently livable Storer Residence. http://storerhouse.com
Ulrich Franzen, Architect
The Dana House
New Canaan, CT
Powerful Mid-Century Modern residence designed by renowned architect Ulrich Franzen on nine acres of lawns, meadows, orchards and woods. This tranquil oasis is less than five minutes by car from the heart of New Canaan, CT, one of Fairfield County’s most desirable locations. Or enjoy a pleasant 15 minute walk to the train station and the myriad attractive shops and restaurants that draw visitors from far and near. It’s the best of both worlds - town and country, both at your fingertips. The property is protected by the New Canaan Nature Center in the rear and the New Canaan Land Trust on one side.
The Dana House has only had one owner. On the market for the first time
Tom Kundig, Architect
Studio House, 1997
970 NW Elford Drive
The Studio House stands as Tom Kundig’s breakthrough project – one that brought him in contact with a patron who was excited to experiment with raw materials in creating an interactive dwelling that was "rooted in the past, yet predictive of the future." Intentionally rustic and proven materials, such as structural steel and concrete are celebrated for the strength and connection to the elements that they provide, yet spaces are carefully edited, adhering to the disciplined, modernist line that has come to define Kundig’s work.
The strict massing of the structure and meticulous sighting are gleefully contrasted with playfully interactive and industrial
Raphaëlle Segond, Architect
French Riviera, FR
Designed by the architect Raphaëlle Segond as a "shelter" in relation to the surrounding nature, this contemporary house with clean lines, poured concrete, glass panels and wood cladding allows contemplation and sweetness of life. Ideally located on the heights of Grimaud, it offers since its terrace a wonderful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Featuring 2700 square ft. on two levels, the house has on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall, a kitchen, a dining room and two bright rooms overlooking a large terrace sheltered by the roof overhang and vegetation, ideal to enjoy Mediterranean meals. We access from the outside to a third room for three persons. Each bedroom
The Renard Residence, 2003
7674 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA
Of the premier properties in the Hollywood Hills, few benefit from the spiritual gifts of the native hillside environment. Most of even the costliest properties such as those found on the "Bird Streets" are flat pads artificially cut out of the slope, and arrayed cheek by jowl to capture a commanding view. These properties follow the Western Tradition reflecting man's desire for power and control over nature. For the most part, the romantic California ideal of the house set within the garden is lost. In contrast, the Renard Residence follows the Eastern Tradition of living within nature not apart. Every element of the architecture is informed by the surrounding two acres of
Mixed Use Complex
290 Townsend Street
Mixed Use Complex: Contemporary 2 + bedroom and 4 bedroom penthouse plus commercial space. Born of controversy but now celebrated, the creative vision of New York architects Smith-Miller and Hawkinson and dogged persistence of the owner expanded this resort town’s vision of compatibility within its National Historic District. Using the vernacular of Telluride’s mining and commercial buildings rather than the traditional foursquare late Victorian, and Gothic revival residences which predominate, a dynamic space for modern living and working has been achieved. Here at Plunge Landing, just steps from the gondola, the residence is elevated over its commercial space thus allowing
Myron Goldfinger, Architect
20 Bessel Lane
Enveloped in natural beauty, this spectacular modern masterpiece was conceived by internationally-renowned architect Myron Goldfinger. Mr. Goldfinger is celebrated for his highly-sculptural designs and is responsible for many exceptional residences including the Long Island home prominently featured in the Martin Scorsese film, Wolf of Wall Street. At this glass-wrapped home, his extraordinary design talents are on full display yielding visually-stunning living spaces with an air of cool elegance throughout.
Built in 1990 and masterfully renovated and updated in recent years, the sun-drenched residence offers 8,200 square foot of expansive living space on three levels.