John Lautner, Architect
The Schaffer Residence, 1949
The Schaffer Residence, 1949. Hidden in a wooded valley at the foot of the Verdugo Mountains, the redwood, concrete & glass residence opens to the oak forest that influenced the form and orientation of the design. A meticulous restoration of systems, as well as surfaces, hardware & appliances has been completed. This published, world class architectural treasure incorporates open plan living, dining and den areas, two bedrooms, one & a half baths, laundry and attached two carport. In nature and apart, yet just 15 minutes to downtown Los Angeles.
Harold B. Zook, Architect
The Griffith Residence, 1948
First Offering: The Griffith Residence, 1948. Set
carefully within the landscape, the low profile
emphasizes a natural horizontal flow across
the acre plus hilltop site. Being set back from the
private drive, and behind a planted circular motor
court, a park-like estate feeling is conveyed. The
public rooms showcase panoramic city and
mountain views through floor to ceiling glass
walls, while the requisite covered patio and
grassy yard extend the entertainment flow to the
outdoors. The architect, with training under
Swiss master Albert Frey, creates a lasting
statement of post-war modernism that is
John Lautner, Architect
The Anne Baxter Remodel
Los Angeles, CA
The Anne Baxter Remodel First offering since 1966. Virtually unknown today, this longtime residence of agent Hal Gefsky hides Lautner's explosive open plan interiors, designed for Frank Lloyd Wight's granddaughter, behind an original Norman Facade. Photos at the Getty Research Institute reveal the exciting potential to restore a unique Hollywood celebrity lifestyle where entertaining is the focus of the lower level privacy & self fulfillment the space above.
Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.
Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954
Long Beach, CA
Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the
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
Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect
The Winslow House, 1893
River Forest, IL
As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's
Los Feliz Museum Modern
Los Angeles, CA
A house transformed. This is the result of a painstaking remodel of the original design that now evokes art-gallery comparisons.
Terrazzo and wood flooring brings a high level of sophistication to the residence. New, high quality window systems frame unbelievable city and mountain views from nearly every room.
A terraced rear yard with enclosed patio and an upper deck with spa provides for tranquil, outdoor entertaining. With a timeless design in the newer bathrooms and kitchen, here is a three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom property that is truly inspirational in nature; offered at a price that overcomes the challenges of today's marketplace. The
Frank O. Gehry, F.A.I.A.
Venice Angled Contemporary
Frank Gehry design utilizing the architect's signature angled surfaces within grand volumes. The orderly main level features an updated kitchen with living and dining area which open to the private garden. The upper level explodes vertically in space and light. Gehry's placement within the great volume of a loft style bedroom and balcony, as well as alcoves and niches, create a unique space suitable for a multitude of configurations.
Dan Dworsky, F.A.I.A.
Empire West Tower, 1964
Los Angeles, CA
Dan Dworsky’s design of the award-winning Empire West Tower, 1964, is emblematic of late Modernism rendered by a master architect. The wide, deep balconies flanked by solid walls create a symmetrical rhythm of solid-void-solid that create a sculpted, muscular form that dominates the West Hollywood skyline. Dworsky further energized what might have been one large banal mass by indenting the building to appear to be two discreet towers. The architect’s ability to discipline form reflects his roots in influences in Early Modernists and his love of their ability to “clearly resolve” design issues. The recipient of numerous honors including awards from the Los Angeles Conservancy and the
James Delong, Architect
The Nowling Residence, 1962
La Habra Heights, CA
Arguably, Frank Lloyd Wright's early work was the genesis of California's celebrated open plan modern living. Apprentice and Taliesin Fellow James De Long embraces the tradition at the Nowling Residence. The entertainment living spaces are carefully defined by fine cabinetry and built-ins, but flow one to the other, and outdoors to the pool and gardens which are set in an old avocado grove. The home is sited for both privacy, and to afford panoramic views across the City to the Ocean. The beauty of the design is not just for show: wide eaves protect the interiors from the summer sun while allowing the low winter sun to warm the interiors. The master bedroom suite commands the