Alberto Rubio, Architect

Bird House


Majorca, ES

SOLD

Designed by Architect Alberto Rubio, the approximately 1200 square meter coastal property overlooks the blue Mediterranean Sea. Gently sited above a bay, this 4 bedroom, 4 baths, about 350 square meter home also features central A/C, sauna, two-car garage, terraces, balconies and staff quarters.

Rodney Walker Design

The Walker Residence, 1959


Ojai, CA

SOLD

Of all John Entenza's California Case Study Program participants, Rodney Walker was the most hands on designer. Julius Shulman recalled Rodney up on a tractor preparing a site on Mulholland Drive for one of his visionary projects. From finding the site, to site preparation, design and execution Rodney was involved with every detail. With his own family residence in Ojai, California it is understandable that this total immersion in process as well as his creativity, unrestricted by the constraints of client's wishes, has resulted in a true masterpiece of twentieth century modern architecture.

While the designs of Rodney's three Case Study residences are

Greene & Greene, Architects

The Bolton/Culbertson House


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bolton/Culbertson House 1906/1929, by architects Charles and Henry Greene with addition by architect Garrett Van Pelt, is recognized today as one of the classics of the Arts and Crafts movement Pasadena annually celebrates today. In terms of scale and the gracious lifestyle the house affords, it is the predecessor to the Gamble House. A careful restoration by architect Tim Andersen has renewed the warmth and vitality of the residence. The good living of what many consider to be Pasadena's Golden Age is alive and well at the Bolton/Culbertson House.

Philip Johnson, Architect

The Alice Ball House


New Canaan, CT

SOLD

Affectionately referred to as his “little jewel,” Philip Johnson's Alice Ball Residence exemplifies Johnson's modern aesthetic which he introduced to New Canaan. One of six homes designed by Johnson in the Stamford suburb, the Ball Residence follows the same exercise in glass elevations which defined Johnson's career until his death in 2005. Designed in a cross-axial plane, Johnson's minimalism is well-expressed. His utilization of glass and flat, white masonry and plaster surfaces blend mellifluously within the confines of the two-acre site on which the house and its guest house sit.

John Kewell, A.I.A.

The Schipper Residence, 1952


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Gold Medal winner John Kewell, A.I.A. likely met Merle Schipper, who was an art critic, writer, and curator, through their mutual academic associations. Although Kewell is best known for his larger projects such as a masterplan for Cal Tech, his design for Merle's hillside site in Westwood, which is easy walking distance from U.C.L.A., is a classic of the period. Merle did much of her work at home so a plan was developed to accommodate living and working. Privacy, space and light are the hallmarks of this post-war open plan residence for art, work and entertaining. Careful updating and revisions by architects Jared Levy and Jeff Allsbrook, A.I.A. add high quality 21st century amenities

Victor Canas, Architect

Casa Eos, Costa Rica


Herradura, Puntarenas, CR

SOLD

Casa Eos won the prize for best Archtictural project from the College of Architects of Costa Rica in 2010 and takes its rightful place as one of Costa Rica's most beautiful private homes; it is a vacation which is out of the ordinary in every way.

From the second floor swimming pool and espejo de agua (water mirror) which laps up to the glass of the master bedroom and living room, to the gigantic ocean and jungle view to the artistry of acclaimed Minimalist Architect Victor Canas, Casa Eos, as guests will soon discover, is not just a place to stay; it is to be experienced.

When you enter the house the first thing you hear is the un-fountain; one that

Ray Kappe, F.A.I.A.

Living Homes Program, 2007


Brentwood, CA

SOLD

THE LIVING HOMES PROGRAM, 2007 - Reviving not just the physical aesthetic of the Case Study Architects who worked in steel and glass, but also the high spirited idealism that accompanied the work, Kappe and Living Homes have moved the Case Studies triumphs and lifestyle they represent right into the 21st Century. Energy inefficiencies which for 40 years virtually outlawed the steel and glass house in Los Angeles have been overcome so successfully that this house has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Once again, the garden and nature are one with interior space now proportionally scaled to today's expectations. With open plan public spaces elevated to the views, the residence

Lloyd Wright, Architect

Warwick Evans Residence


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Here, Wright's rich textural and ornamental tradition is fully resolved within a precise geometry, which reflects inside the perfection of nature outside. The residence is carefully sited within walled gardens on its nearly half acre site, & affords dramatic sunset vistas across the westside to the ocean. The meticulous renovation & restoration is celebrated in several publications including a cover feature in Architectural Digest. Includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, breakfast & dining area, family, living, office, pantry and powder.

Theodore Pletsch

The Crowell Residence, 1967


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

The Crowell Residence, 1967, by architect Theodore Pletsch in collaboration with owner/decorator Jean Crowell. Eleven years after its completion, an article in the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine celebrated the timelessness of the property, attributing this quality to Crowell's design sense acquired while living abroad. Structures on-site exude a rare hybrid of the modern & the classical, combining an old-world sense of color & material with a contemporary sensibility. Three sets of massive glass doors open to the formal garden & Greco-Roman swimming pool, which was originally part of a sprawling Orange Grove estate by the venerable architecture firm Bennett &

Rudolph Schindler, Architect

Herman Sachs Apartments, 1926-40


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Manola Court, the Herman Sachs Apartments, 1926-40, Los Angeles County Museum of Art guide # D.4.5. Sixteen City view residences are sited on three separate parcels in Silver Lake.

Like an ancient European hill town, Schindler steps the buildings up the hillside, and creates a sense of community by interconnecting living space with garden walkways. The unique character of the individual units is unified and tied together with extended window fascia, and abstract ornamentation that organizes the massing of the spaces, as well as accentuating the dynamic vertical thrust of the buildings. International recognition of this low density garden complex strengthens eligibility