La Renardiere

Jouars Pontchartrain, FR


Very unusual house by its conception and its location: "La Renardire" (the fox's hole) is a house covered by vegetation in a forest on the fringe of a very nice golf course. Absolutely unique. Lit by large bay windows and by the many light wells, this home offers great luminosity whatever the weather. Ecological house due to the vegetation covering. Amazing accomodation 30 minutes away from Paris. Ideal for an artist: quiet and peaceful.

Spanish Hacienda

Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA


Paying homage to California's Spanish Colonial past, the courtyard entry, low-pitched red-tile roofs, extended eaves and covered outdoor patios of the Spanish hacienda all lend to a corporeal experience whereby Gaspar de Portolá's vision of Alta California can be found. As the antecedent to Cliff May's popular California ranch-style homes which would change the vernacular landscape of postwar Southern California for decades, the Spanish-revival haciendas designed and built during the interwar years embodied the relaxed lifestyles of the region. Keeping true to the romanticism of the period, this home has incorporated modern amenities into the design without compromising

Year-Round Modern, 1958

Lake Oscawana

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

Dar Baraka

Seattle, WA


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

Spokane, WA


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-François 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

Philadelphia, PA


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.