Cross & Cross, Architects
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
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
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
Harrie T. Lindeberg, Architect
French Norman Estate, 1927
23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT
Set in the prestigious mid-country Khakum Woods Association, known for its compelling architecture and rich landscaping. Only 6 minutes to downtown Greenwich, Khakum Woods is that rare blend of being close to everything– schools, restaurants, and major routes– yet exceedingly private. Counterbalancing the nature preserve backdrop is the property’s manicured landscaping. Of distinction, lightness and airiness brought in by soaring windows are amplified by an open floor plan, at whose heart sits a recently renovated chef’s kitchen, with both island and breakfast dining alcove. The kitchen flows into a double-sized family room with dramatic cathedral ceiling, which leads to a
Rick Joy, Architect
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
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
Dan Saxon Palmer, Architect
The Maslon/Engelman Residence, 1952
111 North Glenroy Avenue, Los Angeles, 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
René Egger, Architect
Mediterranean Villa, 1955
This sumptuous Mediterranean villa was built in 1955 by architect René Egger and offers a spectacular view on the harbor of Marseille all the way to the rocky inlets.
In the south of Marseille (7e arrondissement), the two-story residence overlooks the beaches and is located inside a fully secured private park on the side of a hill.
The upper level accommodates the large living room with patio overlooking the garden and the panoramic sunny sea view terraces, a large dining room with a loggia, a kitchen with pantry and a suite with bedroom and bathroom. The lower level contains beautiful wooden stairs and includes five bedrooms, a lounge and a dressing room.
Marshall P. Wilkinson, Architect (attributed)
H. D. Howell Residence, 1912
7529 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA
At the advent of Hollywood’s “Golden Age,” this grand Neoclassical design attributed to architect Marshall P. Wilkinson, was welcoming its first guests just after the turn of the 20th Century. One of the earliest designs in the Las Colinas Heights Historic District and immediately adjacent to Wattles Mansion and Gardens, the property retains many of its original historic elements including its symmetry of form. The opulent living room is punctuated with dentil and dart and egg moldings, and twin pocket doors step up to both den with original ornate fireplace, and formal dining room accented with a hand painted mural. A sitting room, guest bedroom and bath, round out the first level.
Fritz Haller & Adriano Soppelsa, Architects
Modern Minimalist Masterpiece, 1972
9 Chemin Châtelard de Brent, Montreux-Brent, SUI
Brent is a Lavaux wine-making village going back to Roman times, located in the hills above Montreux, the Swiss Riviera along Lake Geneva. It is here that pediatrician Dr. J. Mantanus built this USM-Haller minimalist masterpiece in one of the terraced vineyards the region is known for.
Below the main house surrounded by vines is a heated studio of about 260 square feet. There is also an over 200-year-old cabin now used as a reading lounge and art studio. The entire property is about 2,500 square yards, including about 900 square yards of Chasselas grapes, yielding 166 cases of AOC quality white wine. The vineyard is terraced for entertainment and leisure in various indoor and