Vuko Tashkovich, Architect
Views of Scenic Mallard Lake
45 Mallard Lake, Pound Ridge, NY
Effortlessly melded into the landscape with breathtaking views of scenic Mallard Lake, this dynamic residence is one of Pound Ridge's most exciting offerings. A place of uncommon natural beauty, the home was designed by master architect Vuko Tashkovich, renowned for many of the area's most striking modernist homes. Here on Mallard Lake, the inspired architecture takes full advantage of the private woodland lake setting with dramatic waster vistas. The residence delights with light-flooded and expansive rooms with massive glass walls that invite-in the spectacular surroundings. The living room with a soaring fieldstone fireplace, a dining room that effortlessly lifts you into the
Jack Hillmer, Architect
Modern Bay Area Style, 1958
75 Upland Road, Kentfield, CA
75 Upland was designed by the late architect Jack Hillmer who was one of the founders of ‘Bay Area Style’. With his years as an aeronautic engineer, his homes feature cantilevered decks and weight baring structure that show as a piece of art. In this home the bearing structure is a fireplace. Hillmer only designed 10 homes in his career but is followed by many art and architecture enthusiasts. His homes have been featured in the both San Francisco and Dallas Museum of Modern Art.
The current owners bought the home in 2004, expanded and updated the home for modern day living. The addition is connected by a bridge to marry old and new construction. The original home was
Roy Johnson, Architect
Paradise on Wampus Lake, 1985
18 Wampus Lakes Drive, Armonk, NY
Paradise is found at this breathtaking modern home designed by noted architect Roy Johnson, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Set on over 6 private acres with a fully stocked koi pond, relaxing waterfall, stone paths, foot bridge entry, 25 x 50 fully enclosed raised vegetable garden perfect for farm to table dining, Gunite salt water pool and spa, half court basketball court, large level yard, gazebo replica of home, multiple fruit trees, and perennial gardens. Possible tennis court site. Zen-like environment inside and out. Renovated Bilotta kitchen to inspire the chef within you. Seasonal pond views. Spacious open floor plan with true connection to nature. Energy efficient systems. Prime
Richard Bergmann FAIA, ASLA
The Fitch-Ayres-Perkins Residence
63 Park Street, New Canaan, CT
This beautifully restored, 1836 Greek Revival house, where famed editor and publishing legend Maxwell Perkins read and edited the manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is on the National Register of Historic Places. A generous garden, which offers a contemporary landscape with a geometric plan inspired in part by Le Notre, is included in the Smithsonian's Archives for American Gardens. Though the house and garden offer privacy, the location is 88 steps from the New Canaan train station (as Perkins used to say) with its rush-hour through trains to Grand Central Station.
Inside, a spare, modern aesthetic and a large
The Mü/Sh Residence, 2007
2008 Federal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Studio 0.10 architects' international prize winning residence was finished in 2008 a few blocks West of the Sawtelle 'strip'. Neighboring a one acre nursery, its two custom-patterned zinc clad buildings are connected by a private courtyard leading into the main house’s spacious living area and kitchen. Staircases with views ascend to an integrated office/gallery space and guest suite. The top level has a generous master suite, expansive master bath and wide views of green and city. The front building houses a separate guest apartment,a 4 car garage, a generous bright art studio/loft with a bonus room and bathroom. A one of a kind property for entertaining with space to
Olson Kundig Architects
409 West Glendale Road, Bellevue, ID
Set on forty acres, Outpost rises from the high desert floor against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains. The house, designed to age gracefully, was built using concrete blocks, steel and plywood. Large windows on all four sides frame vistas of the changing scenery.
A key element of Outpost is the long, rectangular "Paradise Garden", sheltered and separated from the high desert landscape by eleven-foot high walls. Within, the owner has planted roses, grapes and espaliered fruit trees. Outpost is a residence and a studio/workshop. The entrance/ground floor is the office/studio as well as laundry, powder room, garage and mechanical room. The second floor is the
Herbert Kameon, A.I.A.
The DeVault Residence, 1958
20595 Seaboard Road, Malibu, CA
First offering: The DeVault Residence, 1958, Herbert Kameon, AIA. The tenets of Organic Architecture as espoused by Wright and Harris are strictly adhered to in what is reputed to be Herbert Kameon’s first residential commission. The success of this endeavor is best measured by the long tenure of the DeVault family, and the home’s enduring intimate connection with the land and the sea. The rustic private lane leading up to the property, the house sheathed in wide board and batten redwood, and its careful setting within the giant boulders arrayed across the site evokes a timeless romance, and magic not unlike the poet Robinson Jeffer’s Tor House in Monterey. The simple pleasures of
Buff and Hensman, 1985-1988
613 Lido Drive, Boulder City, NV
This architectural landmark sits on 2.5 privately gated acres with mature landscaping and unobstructed sweeping views of Lake Mead. Concrete block and wrought iron fencing define and protect the property. The construction includes stucco, steel, split block, with a concrete foundation and a composite roof. The sliding windows and doors are bronze framed, dual glazed, and solar treated. There exsists teak wood cabinetry and paneling throughout, granite counter-tops, as well as imported Japanese tile flooring both indoors and outside. The three levels include an elevator, a negative edge pool and Jacuzzi, a private balcony off of the master suite and a poolside loggia.
Indigo Architecture & Design
Eagle's Perch, 2011
236 Mooney Lane, Eastsound, WA
Featured on the cover of Pacific Northwest Magazine and completed in 2011, this modern home is a true work of art. Sweeping views across the San Juan Islands and beyond are framed by the glass sliding walls, integrating the nature outside with the living inside. Designed by Jeb Thornberg and Michael Wangen of Indigo Architecture & Design, the foundation legs support a Vierendeel frame that allow the wings of the house to cantilever 28 feet in both directions, leaving the landscape pristine and untouched.
Robert Skinner AIA
9563 Gloaming Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
While not widely known by the general public, Skinner has made significant contributions to the architectural fabric of Trousdale Estates, and Coldwater Canyon where he lived for many years building his designs. Early work such as his house on Cherokee, & modernist masterpiece on Castle Place were executed in the flat roof post & beam style. By the late 1960s, when this residence was built, he had moved on to more of a chalet style which affords the same light filled interiors, but provides more dramatic space with pitched high ceilings as displayed here. A secure walled entry at the street presents an anonymous façade to passersby, belying the drama of the interiors inside. The