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
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
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
Glassrock House, 2010
20 Old Oaks Road, Cold Spring, NY
ECOLOGY IS THE ULTIMATE LUXURY. Energy efficient and environmentally designed LEED SILVER Certified home is wonderfully accented by architectural butterfly roof line. Live beautifully capturing the essence of what nature offers with minimal impact on the planet. This homes re-purposing of natural energy and low maintenance construction materials equates to ease of care offering a comfort and luxury not often attainable. A blending of organic and raw finishes reflect quality and strength. Superb attention to minimalist aesthetic melds clean lines for a loft-like feel. A modernist retreat privately nested on 5+acres down a long scenic drive. Enjoy close-by town of Cold Spring for river front
Edward Durell Stone, Architect
The Walter H. Johnson Residence, 1954
3 Dogwood Lane, Darien, CT
Departing from the Modernist institutional designs that brought Edward Durell Stone international acclaim, the Johnson residence, with it's wood and glass façade and A-frame design, is no less significant than his large-scale public commissions. Stone's organic blend of glass and wood is a welcome surprise to anyone entering the long, unremarkable driveway off of a cul-de-sac. Located in Darien, Connecticut, the open floor plan of Stone's two-story design adds additional volume to the 2,300 square-foot, four bedroom, two bath residence. Stone's generous use of glass on both levels of the house rarely allows its inhabitants to be disconnected from the 1.1 acre parcel the
Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Architect
The Underwood Residence, 1928
3170 Lake Hollywood Drive, Los Angeles, CA
First offering in 58 years! Acclaimed architect of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley Gilbert Stanley Underwood's own home. For his own family's residence Underwood enhances architect and planner Franz Herding's original vision for the upscale Hollywood Knolls as a Mediterranean hillside community by building his house in the popular Spanish Revival style. Built around a fully walled central courtyard with a grassy children's play yard beyond, the residence exudes a calm dignity and appropriateness to its location. Here, the charm and romance of the style is enhanced by an exposed wooden window header set into the front façade, a rear wood ceilinged verandah, a wood