Fritz Haller & Adriano Soppelsa, Architects
Modern Minimalist Masterpiece, 1972
9 Chemin Châtelard de Brent, Montreux-Brent, SUI
Brent is a Lavaux wine-making village going back to Roman times, located in the hills above Montreux, the Swiss Riviera along Lake Geneva. It is here that pediatrician Dr. J. Mantanus built this USM-Haller minimalist masterpiece in one of the terraced vineyards the region is known for.
Below the main house surrounded by vines is a heated studio of about 260 square feet. There is also an over 200-year-old cabin now used as a reading lounge and art studio. The entire property is about 2,500 square yards, including about 900 square yards of Chasselas grapes, yielding 166 cases of AOC quality white wine. The vineyard is terraced for entertainment and leisure in various indoor and
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
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.
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
André Bruyère, Architect
Modernist Villa, 1968
near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, FR
This beautiful curvy villa with swimming pool was built in 1977 and arranged from 1991 to 2008, after a project drawn in 1968 by architect André Bruyère.
It is located in an olive grove at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, at 15 minutes by car from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 30 minutes from Arles, 35 minutes from the Avignon railway station and 45 minutes from Marseille airport.
The villa extends over a surface of 440 m². The main volumes shelters a vast entry hall, a spectacular 200 m² living room with a 5 m height under ceiling, a large kitchen and a bedroom. It is framed by three independent flats. The house also has a double garage as well as a 250 m²
Trey Hoff, Architect
Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright Tradition
579 East Orion Court, Boise, ID
This stunning residence by Trey Hoff architecture, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, maintains incredible privacy and serenity and offers picture perfect indoor/outdoor living and an unparalleled lifestyle. The spacious east facing living room is defined by windows filled with natural light and features a 13 foot ceiling. An open and inspired floor-plan. Outside, you find the fireplace is a perfect escape, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The master suite is a tranquil everyday oasis with french doors that lead to a private outdoor spa. Upstairs, 3 large bedrooms all overlooks the foothills. The third suite is privately located on the north wing of the home. Enjoy your
Edward Dart, AIA
The Crown House, 1964
350 Sunrise Circle, Glencoe, IL
Seemingly straddling both worlds of Mid-Century Modernism and the emerging Brutalist movement in the United States, Edward Dart's Crown House synthesizes the two styles together to form a brick and glass residential masterpiece. Upon approach, Dart's imposing brick design includes tall, vertical arrow-loop windows, reminiscent of medieval fortresses. In stark contrast to the front facade, the rear elevation of the house embraces the Modernist aesthetic of organic architecture. With his application of massive, vertical brick risers and voluminous glass windows, Dart's design establishes a cohesive relationship between house, occupant and natural environment. The results lead
Arthur Holden of Holden Mclaughlin & Associates
International Modern Style
27 Tory Hole Road, Darien, CT
This 5.5 acre property in prestigious Delafield Island offers everything the discerning buyer seeks. Designed by a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938, this residence combines unsurpassed style with the highest quality materials echoing elements of the Guggenheim Museum. Curved walls capture exceptional light; extensive gardens, slate floors and flagstone terrace overlooking expansive lawn and mature trees. Master bedroom suite with fireplace, bath, dressing room, office and private balcony. Secluded yet convenient to train, beach and town. A sophisticated and very special property.
Robert Mallet-Stevens, Architect
Atelier Tamara de Lempicka, 1929
This artist’s studio is a remarkable Art Déco testimony, and was originally occupied by the famous Polish painter Tamara de Lempicka. It resides in a building designed by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, along with Jean Prouvé, the Barillet workshop and André Salomon, who associated to make a total work of art.
Located in the 14th arrondissement in Paris, the apartment extends over a surface of 152 m² and is composed of two floors which offer large volumes and a beautiful view on the tree-filled courtyard and on the gardens of the Covent of the Cluny Sisters.
The apartment includes a 60m² artist’s studio with a 6 meters height under ceiling. The
R.M. Schindler, Architect
The Roxy Roth Residence, 1946
3624 Buena Park Drive, Studio City, CA
Honored with the only solo exhibition of an architect's work at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Schindler is internationally recognized as one of the most important Southern California architects of the 20th Century. The extensively published Roth House overlooking Studio City is an icon of his groundbreaking concept of space itself as the primary element of architecture. A sensitive restoration maintained architectural integrity. Surrounded by panoramic vistas across the Valley to the San Gabriel Mountains, the residence provides 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, original built-ins, laundry, ample grounds with outdoor fire pit and seating area overlooking the house, gardens and views.