Stephen Hans Nuetzel, Architect

Hillside Modernist

Pasadena, CA


The wooded hillsides and decomposed granite outcroppings that define Pasadena's western border with LA are a playground for architect Stephen Hans Nuetzel. His contemporary work is informed by the distinct hillside topography, expansive views and rich architectural heritage of the area.

According to Mr. Nuetzel, this Modernist structure is a revision and expansion of the mid century house that occupied the beautiful down sloping hillside lot. The new design includes a state-of-the-art deep pile foundation expanding the existing lower level, a revamped floor plan with walls of glass, laminated beam ceilings and expansive decks. The modern kitchen opens to the living room

Marvin Beck, A.I.A.

Post & Beam Living in Benedict Canyon

Beverly Hills, CA


Post & beam living in the canyon with cook's kitchen among the pines in upper Benedict Canyon. Elevated above the thoroughfare, the design orients to an expansive back patio, making for a modernist tree-house a modest distance from Rodeo Drive. A private elevator links the ground-floor home office with its own bath and the residence one level up. Additional home “studio” basement space on the ground floor adds multiple live-work options, as well as exceptional storage capacity. Richly textured interiors illustrate alternatives to the “white-box” modern concept.

Frederick I. Roehrig, Architect

The Stowel House, 1895

Pasadena, CA


The Stowel House, 1895 by Frederick I. Roehrig, Architect. Roehrig completed this magnificent example of late Victorian residential architecture at the end of Pasadena's pastoral era.

Finished the same year as the electric rail line from Pasadena to Los Angeles, the home reflects the spirit and optimism of that time. Threatened, the residence was relocated to its prominent Orange Grove Boulevard site in 1989 and was followed by an extensive restoration.

Original detailing, wood flooring, high ceilings and period-style wallpaper highlight the sense of history achieved here in the residence which includes 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, parlor/den, 3rd floor

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

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