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
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
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.
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
Richard T. Broderick, A.I.A.
Fidalgo Island Lookout
2020 Kansas Avenue, Anacortes, WA
Designed by Richard T. Broderick of Sparkitecture Design Solutions. This 2500 square foot cliff house is elegantly sited on a commanding bluff with ocean and vivid San Juan Islands sunsets. The site falls in a number of steep intervals onto a lower terrace before tumbling further still into a lush tangle of brush and evergreens bordering protected wetlands below. The structure opted for simple, site-informed massing - a trio of stacked rectangular boxes, one more elongated than the last, wedged into the cliffside. The three floors were arranged according to a distinct functional hierarchy â€“ living/social areas on the main first level; master suite in the middle incorporating two
457 Osage Ridge Road, Augusta, MO
In a clearing atop a ridge, with woods all around and views for miles, sits this Bernoudy treasure - a very special 73 acre country estate in the heart of Missouri's wine country. Less than an hour from St. Louis, this architecturally significant home enjoys (breathtaking) commanding views of the Missouri River Valley. Intelligently designed for full-time living and gracious entertaining, the well-appointed, fully equipped and immaculately maintained house has a loft, 2 large terraces and 2 fireplaces. Cedar shake roof and old cypress interior wood walls framing huge windows add to its allure. A very special place. "Splendor in the Woods," some might say.
Marcel Breuer, Architect
The Snower House, 1954
6701 Belinder Avenue, Mission Hills, KS
A museum piece! One of the most important mid-century modern homes in the Midwest. A superb "restovation" according to Breuer's original vision for the home.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The J. Kibben Ingalls House, 1909
562 Keystone Avenue, River Forest, IL
Prairie style home in unique "park-like" setting on "Street of Dreams". Four bedrooms, screened front porch, many living areas, sympathetic addition flows from expanded kitchen to new family room and deck. Original sconce lies, art glass windows, built-in cabinetry, oak floors/trim, 269-feet deep lot. 3 car detached garage. A most livable home. Additional information upon request. Agent related to seller.
Martine Abraham, Architect
Architect's Modern Home, 1970
near Cap Fréhel, FR
This house designed by architect Martine Abraham was built during the seventies. It stands out because of its original structure, which design is dictated by playing cards colors. The concrete base of the house is shaped like a diamond, the first level is shaped like a club, the second level is like a spade and the roof is heart-shaped.
In Sable d’Or les Pins, the house stands on the seafront, near the beach, and enjoys an exceptional view and environment. In the Côtes d’Armor, it is located at 40 minutes from Saint-Brieux by car, 1hour from Saint Malo and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rennes.
The house extends over a surface of 200 m² distributed among the
Ralph Rapson, Architect
The Betty Poole House, 1958
6699 Mohawk Drive, Chanhassen, MN
The Betty Poole House, a timeless modern residence designed by Ralph Rapson, stands above Lotus Lake in Chanhassen. The house, which has been meticulously maintained and curated by its current owners, retains the hallmarks of Rapson's original design.
The streamlined, one-story house features window walls in nearly every room. The walls of glass provide expansive views of the lake from the entry, living room, family room, and kitchen. Rapson's choice of materialsâ€”white painted brick, round skylights, and steel I-beams that frame the fireplaceâ€“lend an industrial aesthetic to the house.
Generous expanses of glass, partial height walls,