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
Calvin Straub, F.A.I.A. Design
Buff, Straub and Hensman, Architects
1694 Putney Road, Pasadena, CA
The Holland/ Goudzwaard Residence, 1958-2007
If there is a direct link with today’s environmental concerns in architecture with the California Case Study Architects, it would have to be through Calvin Straub. His dedication to create responsible environmental design, and show how the built environment can be an integral part of a better world, is perfectly demonstrated here at the Holland/Goudzwaard Residence. The property reflects meticulous care, with sensitive updates by architectural designer Bob Moore, who was recommended to the house by Don Hensman. Sited up a private drive, on a mountain promontory, the residence offers a retreat to peace, privacy within a
St. Croix Dome, 1964-1966
47 Estate Grange, Christiansted, VI
Built between 1964 and 1966, the dome is a one-of-a-kind monolithic dome - a single piece seamless structure. The Dome's shell is composed of steel reinforced concrete. The St Croix Dome is highly energy efficient, disaster resistant, cost effective, relatively low maintenance and attractive.
Set atop a private one acre hill, this private home has been recently transformed into a modern and spacious five-bedroom, four-bath home with 180 degree views of the aqua Caribbean and the rolling green hills of St. Croix's undeveloped pasture lands. The over 4,500 total square feet of living area is accented by a 24 foot central dome skylight that allows for beautiful natural
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
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
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
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