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
Mark Scogin & Merrill Elam, Architects
Modern Home Overlooking Horseshoe Pond
314 Horseshoe Pond Road, Stoneham, ME
Perched at the brink of a downward slope, this one of a kind, award-winning architectural gem yields an intimate view across Horseshoe Pond to the eastern-most boundary of the White Mountain National Forest. Gently nestled on 2.8 acres, this extraordinary marvel includes a living room, dining room, sitting room, large library with a glass enclosed center impluvium, stainless steel kitchen, master and guest suites, drawing studio, a dog run and fenced yard, a sleeping porch and two additional screened porches. A two car attached garage leads directly to the interior and the large, separate artist’s studio is equipped with heat and a bathroom.
Designed by Michael Van
Lee Aaron Ward
Mid-century Elk, 1960
5450-5460 Highway One, Elk, CA
Designed by Lee Aaron Ward who apprenticed at Taliesin West with famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Two waterfront homes connected by an expansive deck and separated by two single-car garages, are situated atop a +/-140 foot cliff overlooking the magnificent turquoise blue waters of a cove created by a rocky promontory with two sizable sea caves.
Here is a rare opportunity to own a quintessential Northern California mid-century coastal contemporary residence that remains fully intact as the architect intended. The main house features two bedrooms, a library, an office and two red-brick fireplaces.The guest house has a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom, a bath, a
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,
Adam Dayem, Architect
The Sleeve House
Here is a rare opportunity to own a truly unique and hyper-contemporary home. Located in the Hudson Valley town of Taghkanic, this all-season weekend home is sited on nearly 15 acres of open, rolling meadows, a setting that affords privacy, as well as dramatic valley and mountain views. As enigmatic as it is practical, the structure has intimate spaces for cooking, dining, and living, a tall, thin vertical slice for circulation, and a dramatic entry gallery. The sustainably-sourced Accoya wood skin, charred by a Japanese finishing technique called “shou sugi ban,” gives the house’s façade a rough, weathered texture, a contemporary reinterpretation of the exteriors of old barns in the
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
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
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Sherman Booth Residence
265 Sylvan Road, Glencoe, IL
A unique home from Prairie School master Frank Lloyd Wright is up for grabs in the North Shore suburb of Glencoe. Know as the Sherman Booth House, the three-story house was built in 1916 for Frank Lloyd Wright’s attorney, Crain’s reveals. The spacious home, which features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, is the largest of six other Wright-designed homes in the Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The house has a distinctive Prairie look to it, but also has some other features that are not common in Wright homes. Most notably, the home has a rooftop deck with a brick fireplace that was part of Wright’s design. According to Crain’s, the current owners purchased the house back in
John Lautner, FAIA
The Alexander House, 1951
5281 East El Roble Street, Long Beach, CA
First Offering! The Alexander House, 1951, by architect John Lautner, FAIA.
With several distinct iterations, drawings of the Alexander House at the Getty Research Library attest to a strong dialog between the client and architect. We can only surmise that may be the reason the residence served the family so well for the last 66 years without alteration! Located in Park Estates, a planned community affording large lots, and wide tree lined streets prepared for custom built houses, and overseen by an architectural review committee, the Alexander House spreads wide and low across its site. Interior privacy and a sense discovery while approaching the entry is achieved by the
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