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.
R.M. Schindler, Architect
The Kallis-Sharlin Residence, 1946
3580 Multiview Drive, Los Angeles, CA
First offering: City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monument #860, The Kallis-Sharlin Residence, 1946, by architect Rudolph Schindler, with later additions by Josef Van der Kar, and L.A. Twelve architect Leroy Miller, F.A.I A.
Art and Music have always flourished in this dynamic space originally designed for artist Mischa Kallis as a residence and art studio. In 1960 Kallis sold the property directly to his cousin Jacqueline and her husband William Sharlin. Jacqueline was a noted concert pianist who had actually performed at Carnegie Hall.
With the Sharlins' love of entertaining, and a growing family, they needed more space, and commissioned
Lloyd Wright, Architect
The De Jonghe Residence, 1949
9028 Crescent Drive, Los Angeles, CA
Live with nature in organic architecture! The De Jonghe Residence, 1949 by Lloyd Wright, with enhancements by architect John Powell. Constructed like Taliesin West of stone, concrete, wood and glass, the residence is seemingly grown out of it's gated ridge-top. Sited for panoramic views, the occupants live within nature while enjoying city, ocean and mountain views. Extensive outdoor decking flows seamlessly from the living and kitchen areas inviting indoor-outdoor living. There is a private separate office below the living quarters and which has a built-in desk, cabinet and shelves.
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
Richard Neutra, Architect
The J.M. Roberts Residence, 1955
621 Wrede Way, West Covina, CA
In the mid-fifties, the lifestyles afforded by Richard Neutra’s design aesthetic were not readily accepted in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley. Modernism was suspect, at least in regard to residential architecture. Even Roberts came to Neutra requesting a ranch style house. Fortunately, Neutra would not compromise his design aesthetic, and today this icon of modern design affords the new owner a rare opportunity to experience a space for living that has come to define the ideal “California Lifestyle”. Recently restored over a 2 year period, the residence is sited in a parklike 3.5 acre setting among massive eucalyptus, pine and oak trees. Features include: maids quarters, cork and