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
Ralph Fournier, Architect
Burton Duenke Residence, 1955
14 Arrowhead Estates, Chesterfield, MO
This is architect, Ralph Fournier's piece-de-resistance built for developer Burton Duenke. Perched on a bluff above the Missouri River in Chesterfield is a mid-century marvel that will remind you of Hollywood Hills. A wonderful party home- bright, open and spacious. A very special place and a rare opportunity to buy an important piece of architecture that you can call home. The setting is ideal with expansive views of the undeveloped Chesterfield valley to the Missouri River bottom. 5.88 acres. Black terrazzo floors. Large Master Bedroom suite with fireplace and a pink terrazzo in-floor tub for two! In-law wing with sitting room featuring a fireplace, bedroom, small kitchen and a large
Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A.
The Tremaine Estate, 1955
6 Opening Hill Road, Madison, CT
Contemporary art collector Emily Tremaine's eighteenth century farmhouse provided Philip Johnson the perfect template for adding a Modernist aesthetic to the three-hundred year old property. Johnson's forward-thinking redesign, including the addition of a large glass pavilion, provides a striking juxtaposition between old and new. The current owner has extensively updated the estate. Its appeal as a luxurious compound is perfect for those who crave privacy and endless entertainment space and is perfectly situated on six acres of verdant space. Madison, Connecticut is located midway between New York City and Boston.
William Wesley Peters, Architect
Sorensen Residence, 1970-1971
4212 Country Road JJ, Black Earth, WI
The Taliesin Tradition
Only 130 individual residences have the architectural pedigree of being designed in the Taliesin tradition practiced by Frank Lloyd Wright, and recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Treetops is one of those rare historic homes and has undergone a meticulous 14-year renovation by its current owners which sensitively blends modern upgrades and amenities while respecting the original architecture and construction.
Once you enter the driveway, it's your own private retreat built into the brow of the hill on 80 wild and undulating acres. The house is simply a work of art, designed to be integral to the site with a flowing,
Pierre Fauroux, Architect
Contemporary Realization, 2003
, near Grenoble, FR
This remarkable contemporary realization is the work of the architect Pierre Fauroux. Between minimalism of the forms and strong expression of materials (concrete, glass, varnished red wood, slate of Angers for the groundâ€¦), this "swimming pool-house" impresses through its balance and its serenity.
The house is located in a small village of the low valley of IsÃ¨re, halfway between Grenoble and Valencia (30 minutes), snuggled up between hill and river at the foot of the massif of Vercors. Ski runs and golf are at 15 minutes of the house.
This house of 600 mÂ² with a streamlined silhouette and a roof terrace brings down hides into the
Amyas Connell, Architect
Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson Residence, 1931-33
Grayswood – Haslemere, Surrey, UK
Located in the pretty village of Grayswood near Haslemere, is one of the most remarkable and admired in the history of British architecture, a fact which is reflected in its rare Grade II listing.
A substantial five / six bedroom house, surrounded by approximately 12 acres of land, it was originally built for the noted accountant Sir Arthur Lowes Dickinson in 1931-33. Designed by Amyas Connell, a pioneering New Zealander who settled in London and formed, alongside Basil Ward and Colin Lucas, one of the most important British architecture practices of the 20th Century, Connell, Ward & Lucas.
The house remains remarkably true to Connell’s original scheme, a
Eliot Noyes & Bob Graf, Designers
The Noyes-Graf House, 1966
62 Moriarity Drive, Wilton, CT
In 1966 Eliot Noyes and Bob Graf designed the iconic Mobil service stations that would come to define a sleek new modernism in America. This is Bob Graf's own home, mid-century modern perfection restored and improved to energy efficient 21st century standards. The granite walls are stunning, the rosewood details sublime. But what you'll remember are the expansive views from this hilltop setting on 2 manicured acres overlooking a beautiful pool to 150 acres of woods and streams.
Techny Group, Architects
Living Sculpture in Hudson Valley, 2011
92 Link Road, Ghent, NY
Inspired by the surroundings, this chic modern home is a rare combination of warm and welcoming with incredibly well thought out and executed design. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the typical barn with Glu-lam exposed beams, this home features an open floor plan and mesmerizing views of the Catskill Mountains and lush rural setting. Floor to ceiling glass allows for the blurring of interior and exterior spaces. The kitchen is open to the living and dining areas, incorporates the best of the best appliances and is a joy to be in. The private areas, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 2 loft-like offices, are housed in spaces inserted into the copper and glass skin, again directing the eye to
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The Louis Penfield House, 1955
Willoughby Hills, OH
The Louis Penfield House is one of about 100 Usonian homes built nationally by Frank Lloyd Wright. Each design was site-specific to take advantage of the view and terrain. The typical Usonian floor plan included small entryways, narrow passages, large central fireplaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. The designs were also tailored to each individual client, which is why the Penfield House is unique among Wright designs. Louis Penfield was 6'8â€ tall; the home was designed to accommodate his tall stature.
Privately situated on 18.45 wooded acres with approximately 600 feet of Chagrin River frontage, the house is located across from Lake Metroparks' Gully Brook