Over Eight Acres
Belmont, Queen of Castries
Lastic Hill, Castries, Saint Lucia, W.I
A Rare 19th century Creole great house standing on 8-1/2 acres in St Lucia. This stately and gracious Island residence is set within a lush and vibrant park-like nature preserve overlooking Castries Harbor. Impeccably restored and maintained as the winter residence of a well-known Academy Award winning writer, the property today affords an opportunity to live and share the romantic genteel hospitality of early island living. This is not for those looking for the typical faux island tourist "luxury" amenities, but rather offers the priceless appeal of a private park and residence in the context of the authentic culture of the Island. There are outbuildings. Cocktails are served on
Eric S. Robinson, AIA
The Robinson House, 2000
228 Catalina Drive, Tybee Island, GA
Nestled for privacy among twisting oaks and fragrant pines, this family home on Tybee Island’s Back River was conceived as a platform from which to experience the changing qualities of coastal light and take advantage of view of the marsh and Atlantic Ocean beyond. The house is organized in a simple “T” plan to create a formal entry court to the north and private poolside court to the south with access to its deep-water dock. The house’s steel and wood structure is elevated above the ground to create a shaded breezeway for family gatherings and sheathed in durable, low-maintenance materials including fiber-cement panels, natural cedar, and tern-coated stainless steel. On the
Marcel Breuer, Architect
The Lauck House, 1950
880 Lawrenceville Road, Princeton, NJ
Marcel Breuer's iconic 'house in garden' built in its extended version as The Lauck House in 1950.
Situated in a secluded and beautiful four acre property five minutes from the town of Princeton, the house underwent restoration work in 2009 and includes an elegant gallery space addition. One of America's most famous mid-century designs, this house incorporates many of Breuer's innovations including the renowned "butterfly roof," the centrally located kitchen, projecting parapets, vertical wood interior and exterior siding. A visual connection yet physical separation of the parent's master bedroom on the balcony from the children's
Robert Desmoulins, Architect
Modern Panoramic Villa, 1970
Near Fontainebleau, FR
This beautiful glass house with swimming pool was built by architect Robert Desmoulins in 1970.
Located about an hour’s drive from Paris, the home is in the famous forest of Fontainebleau, in picturesque scenery and absolute quiet of preserved nature. The property is composed of a main house of 400 m² and a guest house of 70 m² in a 4 hectares park.
The upper level of the main house includes a large entrance, a triple living room with a fireplace and a dining room, an open kitchen and a master suite with bedroom, bathroom and dressing room. This level is lined by a flowing wood balcony that overlooks the vegetation. The lower level holds three bedrooms and
Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A.
The Spanner Residence, 1968
4143 Cachalote Street, Woodland Hills, CA
A north-facing hillside presents a special challenge. At the Spanner Residence (1968) mid-century master architect Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A. developed a solution in which light and space are gloriously one. Completely unlike Lotery’s sprawling one-story Trousdale designs, here a vertical 2-story exterior suggests a conventional division into ground-floor public spaces and walled-off upper sleeping floor. At entry the visitor discovers instead a series of interlocking volumes and spaces on multiple levels unfolding as one progresses from one to the next. Light suffuses all, from mitered corner windows and high clerestories. Yet each space is clearly and functionally defined. Patios, pool and
9255 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO
Centrally Located on a private park-like,1.81 acre lot in the heart of Ladue is this special mid-century modern Bernoudy-designed home. This home has all of the latest entertainment systems & Bernoudy's signature design touches: vaulted ceilings, brick fireplaces, expansive patios, large walls of windows & special architectural elements.The Living Room is open to the Dining Room & has French doors that lead to terraces- great for entertaining. The kitchen has been completely remodeled with European-styled cabinets, quartz countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances & bamboo flooring. The master suite is private, features a brick fireplace, an abundance of closets
Michel Tortel, Architect
Deconstructionist Contemporary Home, 2005
near Aix-en-Provence, FR
This genuine landscape-house with swimming pool is nested in greenery. Its geometric shape stems from the deconstructionist movement, along the same lines as the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.
Up on the east side of the Mount Aurélien, it offers a panoramic view on the surrounding landscape while sheltering its residents of the Mistral wind. It is located at 20 minutes by car from Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille airport and 1h30 from Nice. There are stores and schools nearby. The house also enjoys many walking paths in enchanting settings.
Built on a 5600 m² plot, the house extends over a surface of 340 m². It includes on the ground floor a
Stephen Guerrant, A.I.A.
The Schweibert Residence, 1980
625 Oak Street, Winnetka, IL
With his modern interpretation of a New England saltbox, Stephen Guerrant's 1980 design of the Schweibert Residence introduces a post-modern aesthetic to an older, established neighborhood of period piece homes. While the design is indeed progressive, the symmetry of broad, low-slung roofline and careful placement of shingles blends in mellifluously with its Tudor and Colonial Revival neighbors. Guerrant's forward-thinking inclusion of geometric shapes predates the post-modern designs which came to dominate American landscape in the ensuing decades, thus establishing the Schweibert's home as a forerunner of the next chapter in vernacular architecture in the United States.
Allan Gelbin Design
The Gelbin Studio, 1965
24 Skylark Lane, Weston, CT
This exemplary example of Usonian principles is set on two serene acres in Weston, CT. Allan Gelbin (1929 - 1993) was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East who had supervising architect roles onsite for three of Wright's important residential commissions, including the Rayward House in New Canaan. Gelbin went on to build his own architectural practice in the New England states as well as design furnishings and practice fine arts. The house at 24 Skylark Lane in Weston is one of three Gelbin designed as his own studio/home. The current owners have completely refurbished the house and its built ins with meticulous attention to detail and authenticity. (Do look at the
Claude Parent, Architect
Maison Bordeaux Le Pecq, 1963-1965
(private address), Bois-le-Roy, FR
Realized by the architect Claude Parent between 1963 and 1965, this house is a testimony standing out with the modernist architecture. Its oblique roofs make it a remarkable building of the 20th century endowed with a strong architectural and patrimonial value.
Located in Bois-le-Roy, in border of the forest of Croth, it takes advantage of a natural environment protected around the valley of Eure. The house is in 90 km from Paris (1h30 min by car).
This single storey house extends over a surface of 400 mÂ². It offers majestic one space of reception of 150 mÂ² opened on a terrace, with a first volume corresponding to the former studio, a dining room and a