Year-Round Modern, 1958
Putnam Valley, NY
Year-Round Modern, 1958 - Mid-century modern glass, stone & wood home on Lake Oscawana. Just over one hour from Manhattan. Stunning, natural placement on 100 feet of lakefront provides many captivating views from the expansive glass walls. Outcroppings of boulders & mature trees meld nature & architecture seamlessly while providing privacy. Two stone fireplaces compliment tasteful interior appointments. Rustic cabin. Modernist aesthetic. Swim, sail, boat, fish, skate or relax and absorb the serenity of the lake.
George Suyama, Architect
This mini estate, designed by renowned architect George Suyama, encompasses almost 7 acres. The four buildings, Main House, Guest House, Bath House, and Garage are situated on approx. 1.5 acres and are carefully placed to allow each it's view and unsurpassed privacy. Each building is surrounded by a variety of mature trees and beautiful views of the sound and the islands. Mt. Baker to Mt. Rainier to the Olympics delight you on those clear days! Solar powered - you are truly unplugged! A wonderful retreat; a fantastic place to live!
Bruce Walker, F.A.I.A.
The Ferris House, 1954
Mary Jean and Joel E. Ferris III hoped to build a modernist home, a sensibility they so much admired, but the neighborhood association would have nothing to do with it. So they were advised by his "Uncle Joel" to build in the middle of his (then) 4 acre property. Protected by massive walls and surrounded by 50 year old mature trees, they turned to Bruce Walker to build them a home where no "nosy neighbors" could tell them what they could or could not build. They were fortunate in that Mr. Walker was in Spokane at the time building the new Washington Water & Power Headquarters. Walker, a Harvard-educated Spokane native, was greatly influenced by the southern
Twenty-Five Minutes from Paris
1970s Design Residence
near Paris, FR
Amazing by the plasticity and constructive qualities offered by concrete, this residence is located in a very pleasant environment at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, near Barbizon, the romantic village that inspired the impressionist artists of the 19th century. An exceptional location 25 minutes from Paris and close to the international high school of Fontainebleau, of the equestrian club and of the golf. Surrounded by plains painted by Jean-FranÃ§ois Millet, now registered as World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the house is nestled in a landscaped park of one hectare. A lounge, a large bedroom and a bathroom with spa overlook the pool through large portholes. On the first
Nino Otero, Architect
The Otero Residence, 1961
Silver Lake, CA
The Otero Residence, 1961. For his own home, the USC-trained architect carefully sited the residence across the hillside maximizing living space and city views. A dramatic living room with high ceilings, glass walls and terrace ascends to the dining area, kitchen, patio and expansive grass yard. A thoughtful restoration of the residence by Inside Space Interiors including kitchen, flooring and custom built-ins has injected new life and spirit into this timeless design. The two-bedroom, two-bath residence with separate office is offered in excellent condition and at a tremendous value.
Louis I. Kahn, F.A.I.A.
The Esherick House
Supervising architect: Galen Schlosser
Recognized worldwide as a key building of modern architecture of the 20th century, the Esherick House is a triumph not merely due to its groundbreaking intellectual sophistication and architectural resolution, but perhaps more importantly for the life enhancing qualities afforded its residents.
Here the architecture, detailing, and craftsmanship, reminiscent of the finest work of the Craftsman Period, define a space which calms by its precision and visual orientation to the garden by noted landscape architect Frederick Peck.
Daily, the nobleness and simplicity of the architecture subliminally enhances
Marc Atlan Design with Oller & Pejic, Architects
Black Desert House
Yucca Valley, CA
Beyond shelter, Black Desert House is an artistic counter-point to a landscape born of fire, and sculpted over the last 100 million years. Conceived to read as a shadow cast within great piles of monzogranite boulders, the residence offers the quintessential desert experience: immersion into the timelessness of the vast desert panorama. By day the residence protects like a cave; at night it dissolves in the surrounding array of stars. Informed by the modernist aesthetic, the geometry of the structure minimizes distractions, while curtain glass walls eliminate indoor-outdoor distinctions. The public spaces open to the sheltered entry courtyard, broad view terraces, and the private swimming
Richard Neutra, Architect
Virzintas Penthouse, 1966
Studio City, CA
At the Virzintas Penthouse, 1966, Neutra breaks form, completing one of his very few additions to an existing structure. Remarkably, the residence lives and breathes as one of the rare seminal Neutra houses. It just happens to be built on top of a 1940's duplex that continues to provide income for the owner. Neutra's principle of living in nature is present in the two bedroom/two bathroom unit as the glass walled public spaces and master bedroom open to a treetop roof-deck with perimeter reflecting pond. Even here in this densely urban location, within walking distance to Ventura Boulevard shopping and restaurants, there is nature near. Some planting required.
Stan Sackley, Architect
Palm Springs Retreat
Palm Springs, CA
Sleek lines converge in this custom home. A true desert retreat nestled in prestigious Canyon Country Club with modern amenities, such as granite kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances and surround sound, plus 12ft. ceilings. This home was originally designed by renowned architect Stan Sackley and refurbished by the current owner in 2003. Perfect for full time living or as a second home getaway, it currently produces income as a successful high-end vacation rental. Furnishings negotiable.
Dramatic Double Door Entry
12 ft ceilings w/clerestory windows
Custom Kitchen with Slab Granite
Stainless Steel Appliances
Eugene Ray, Architect
The Silver Ship
San Diego, CA
`The Silver Ship`a La Jolla landmark designed by noted architect and professor, Eugene Ray has been celebrated in international publications in France, Italy and Japan. The three story home is a clear span structure, vertical in design and made of unconventional materials. It is tucked into the hillside with expansive views of the ocean and verdant hillside across the canyon. This four bedroom one and a half bath home has a flexible floor plan (one bedroom currently being used as a library); built in awnings for mood and shade and natural native plants surround the house and hillside. Not for faint-hearted or the conventional, this artistic home will appeal to the buyer who dares to be