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

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

Ettore Sottsass

Casa Olabuenaga, 1997

0 Kolohala Drive, Kula, HI


Enter the world of famed Italian architect and designer, Ettore Sottsass. Offered for the first time, one of seven residences designed by Sottsass, one of only three in the US. Vested in the build, Sottsass oversaw every detail of this architectural masterpiece which has been well documented and published throughout the world. Each detail holds a purpose and an intention.. from the protracted deck inspired by the bridges on the road to Hana, to the unconventional, yet functional features throughout. Majestic ocean views and gardens frame the 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath home. Sottsass designed the landscape, as well, which is organic and based on permaculture theory. The home is located on the

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

1930s Mediterranean Villa on French Riviera

Near Nice, FR


This exceptional property, is located near the Italian border on the hills. True historic piece, the whole domain enjoys beautiful views on the Mediterranean sea, the nearest old town and port.The villa’s ground floor houses an entrance hall which distributes a reception space composed of a dining room, a library and a music lounge with rotunda that opens on the Moorish patio with its pond. The sculptural stairs serves the first floor and the lower levels. The first floor of the villa accommodates six bedrooms and four bathrooms, which enjoy splendid views on Menton’s bays and are decorated with the frescoes designed by the architect. The pool level opens on a covered terrace that

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

Michael Rotondi, FAIA

The Carlson-Reges Residence, 1922

698 Moulton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA


The best architecture inspires those who design it to dive deeper, reach higher and touch the very spirit of creation. In 1992 in a former Edison Electric Art Deco substation, ROTO Architects started making an AIA award-winning masterwork that today serves as gallery, artist studio, entertainment space and creative compound. Multi-levels move in and out of the historic façade to create a whole new form, one grand in scale yet intimate in experience. Starting on the expansive ground floor studio you make your way up to the dramatic & luxe entertaining spaces. Walls and doors open to pathways and terraces that overlook a lush garden, pond and a reflecting pool made from a liquid storage

Canyon House, 1959

780 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, CA


Perhaps no other microclimate in Los Angeles fosters the cool, lush treed landscape of the San Francisco Bay area as that found in Rustic Canyon. It is not surprising then that, with the exception of Frank Gehry's counterpoint master bedroom addition, so many elements of the Third Bay Tradition have found their way to this tranquil, beautiful residence. The principal mass of the house, with its cedar shingle siding, fits impeccably with its bucolic surroundings. Wide, open plan public interiors are enhanced with custom hand-crafted windows and hardware, reclaimed wood plank floors, two fireplaces, soaring beamed ceilings, a true chefs kitchen, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. The lush &