Cross & Cross, Architects

The Pryory

130 Field Point Circle, Greenwich, CT


Set on the magnificent Long Island Sound, Field Point Circle has a celebrated history as Greenwich’s premier neighborhood—and is considered one of the 10 most prestigious addresses in the country. The Field Point Circle Association, with 27 estate homes, has a single access point and 24 hour security.
The Pryory was designed by the eminent architectural firm Cross & Cross in the spirit of an English countryside estate and is set on 2.4 waterfront acres with a private beach and mooring. Perched on a hilltop, the property’s rolling grounds unfold from the rear terrace down to the pool and rippling water’s edge.
Through the ivy-covered front door awaits the paneled

Marmol Radziner, Architect

Arrowhead, 2009

7 Painted Feather Way, Las Vegas, NV


Art + Architecture Las Vegas
Marmol Radziner, Architect
James Turrell, Artist

If one only relied on Lao Tzu's claim "The excellence of a dwelling is in its site", all would be said in regard to this Residence. The site at The Ridges (former Howard Hughes property) is a front line promontory affording arguably the best panoramic view of the Strip, desert, and mountains in Las Vegas. And then there are the gardens: carefully landscaped with a desert palette, but functional with greensward, fruit trees, herb garden and specimen plantings, each selected to be draught tolerant and environmentally compatible. Yet this is just the

Oscar Niemeyer

Alto de Pinheiros

São Paulo, BRZ


The roof, a sinuous slab flat, and a curved volume of the rooms, sets up a T plan that defines the project. The house inserts itself and stands out in the original landscape of Burle Marx, and at the same time, the nature is emphasized by it. Niemeyer uses nature as a design element, as well as the slab, the slender tubular pillars and as transparent glasses of black frames. The flat slab defines a social area with toilet, and a doorway below a circular dining room with connects the kitchen. A sinuous ramp links social to private, where the volume of cobogó of the suites meets the flat slab. Two American suites? (how to translade) and a master suite are defined by a hallway with zenithal

Rick Joy, Architect

Woodstock Farm

1959 Cox District Road, Woodstock, VT


A modern architectural gem, Woodstock Farm has been widely published and received the Architecture and Design industry's most prestigious award Architectural Record's Record House of the Year (April 2010). Master Architect Rick Joy (Amangiri Resort, Princeton Train Station, Desert Nomad House et al) was commissioned to design the property, which is highly refined and pure in its presentation while also relaxed and warm in providing a home that is fused with nature and its surrounding landscape.

Woodstock Farm presents a dramatic shingle and stone house and barn set on over 200 acres of Vermont countryside minutes from the picturesque village of Woodstock and in

Harrie T. Lindeberg, Architect

23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT


Set in the prestigious mid-country Khakum Wood Association, known for its compelling architecture and rich landscaping, and only 6 minutes to downtown Greenwich, Khakum Wood is that rare blend of being close to everything — schools, restaurants, and major routes — yet exceedingly private.
Designed by celebrated architect, Harrie T. Lindeberg, this exquisite Norman French estate displays Lindeberg’s signature elegance and artistry while evoking a masterful, modern style. The result is a seamless harmony that is stunning, deeply welcoming, and timeless. Its wonderfully scaled rooms include a 19′ x 39′ grand living room with chestnut and pine cathedral ceiling and an unusually

Philip Johnson, Architect

The Wiley House

218 Sleepy Hollow Road, New Canaan, CT


One of the stars of New Canaan's legacy of mid-century modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950s, was restored and expanded by Roger Ferris + Partners. Of the six houses Philip Johnson designed in New Canaan, Connecticut, the Wiley house is the only one that contains a singular glass pavilion to rival the volume of his architectural masterpiece, the Glass House. A new pool house built into the hill and the art gallery (a reconstructed 19th century barn) form their own courtyard around the vintage swimming pool with its original diving pad which is a twin to the circular pool at Johnson's Glass House. For Philip Johnson, this house represented a

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

The Lookout House, 1979

121 Middlebrook Farm Road, Wilton, CT


Nestled on a high hilltop, the Lookout House has big sky views of the Connecticut coast, Long Island Sound and beyond. Elegant and serene, this Japanese-influenced Modern was updated with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired addition designed by IKBA, AD100 award-winning architects, and blends seamlessly into the natural landscape. The home is surrounded by a mature, custom-designed native wildflower meadow by Larry Weaner. The residence exhults an integrated indoor/outdoor living plan with extensive windows + tremendous views! Featured on HGTV, NBC’s Open House NYC, CTC&G, Spectr Magazine because of its unique expression of natural beauty, light, luxury, sustainability; one feels instantly

Mario Corbett, Architect

The Spalding-Idelson Residence, 1955

710 Brooktree Rd., Pacific Palisades, CA


Relocating south to L.A.’s Pacific Palisades from Berkeley in the early 1950s, the Spaldings chose architect Mario Corbett for an exceptional site: Inside a grove of mature redwoods, part of an experimental grove planted in the 1880s in Rustic Canyon–the only place within Southern California where the trees have truly flourished. The current, 2nd, owner added two bedrooms + kitchenette over the carport and a spacious roof deck shortly after acquiring the property in 1964; yet the Idelsons carefully preserved the timeless elegance of Corbett’s highly original Modernist design.

Today little-known, AIA-award winning Corbett was “hailed by LIFE magazine as a

Buff and Hensman, F.A.I.A.

Penny and Stanley Haptor Residence, 1987

3721 Alomar Drive, Sherman Oaks, CA


First offering. Author P. D. James writes: “Privacy is the last luxury,” and with its gated and long private drive to a secluded hillside setting, Haptor Residence has privacy in spades. But that is only one of the luxuries here. Perhaps not the last, but certainly as significant, is the luxury of space. Indoors and out, expansiveness, openness and quiet are pervasive. In all directions one is uncrowded, with room to breathe, relax and watch the hawks gyre on the updrafts.

While grand, the residence is still grounded in nature, and set carefully in its hillside setting within a Japanese garden by noted landscape designer Howard Oshiyama who, as a Zen Buddhist, endowed

Dan Saxon Palmer, Architect

The Maslon/Engelman Residence, 1952

111 North Glenroy Avenue, Bel Air, CA


One family, two architectural icons; only one remains! Aficionados of architecture still decry the wanton destruction in 2002 of Richard Neutra’s Rancho Mirage masterpiece commissioned by Samuel Maslon. Earlier Albert Maslon, Samuel Maslon’s brother, sparked the family’s interest in architecture when he commissioned Dan Palmer, who had studied under Edward Durell Stone, to build a residence in Bel Air following the principals of organic architecture laid out by Frank Lloyd Wright. In ­­­the late 1950’s the property was acquired by Howard and Betty Engelman. Betty was Albert’s daughter. As the Engelman family grew, so did the house, all under the careful supervision of Dan