Alto de Pinheiros
Sao Paolo, 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
Sublime Architecture, Ultimate Quality
23 Khakum Wood Road, Greenwich, CT
Craftsmanship from a bygone era, where scores of masons spent literally years in construction to create this masterpiece, is evident throughout this magnificent stone manor on 5.83 private and quiet acres in the sought after Khakum Wood Association with private security.
Designed by the legendary architect Harrie T. Lindeberg, this memorable center hall manor with a Ludowici roof is in the heart of mid country Round Hill. The peaceful lane is ideal for long walks or bicycling away from all traffic. The driveway sweeps into a walled courtyard and to the beautiful limestone front portico. The front-to-back English sitting hall has lovely plaster moldings, a marble fireplace
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
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
Robert D. Farquhar, Architect
Villa Del Sol, 1908-1910
1350 South Center Street, Redlands, CA
This 1907 Mediterranean Villa stands proudly atop a view-filled 3.642 acres. Made for entertaining, this home is fully updated yet still maintains the gorgeous, historic feeling of the original residence. Striking architectural design features you will only find in this one-of-a-kind home.
Canyon House, 1959
780 Latimer Road, Santa Monica, CA
Perhaps no other micro-climate in Los Angeles fosters the cool lush treed landscape of the San Francisco Bay area as that found in Rustic Canyon. Thus it is not surprising 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 Canyon House. The principal mass of the residence, with its cedar shingle siding, fits hand to glove with its bucolic surroundings. Wide open plan public interiors are enhanced with custom hand-crafted windows, hardware, and reclaimed wood plank floors. Grounds incorporate a large entertaining deck with a Japanese soaking tub, outdoor dining area, and quiet spots for
Eliot Noyes, Architect
The Brown House, 1950
81 Cross Ridge Road, New Canaan, CT
Sculptural elements, natural light, direct views and access to the landscape give you an unprecedented experience of this exceptional mid-century modern house. True to Eliot Noyes original vision, the renovations done by builder Dave Prutting and architect Joeb Moore, kept the sophisticated approach to making spaces functional to today's modern living. Natural material such as wood and stone add warmth while the expansive use of glass defines the proportions of the space.
Extensive landscaping by Reed Hilderbrand for the entire property, has resulted in a breathtaking, peaceful, retreat-like feel site surrounding this luxury mid-century gem with its guest and pool house.
Arthur R. Kelley, Architect
The Mrs. M.C. Van Musschenbroek Estate, 1923
1853 North Vista, Hollywood, CA
The 1920's in Hollywood was a time of extraordinary creativity. That vibrant spirit is found throughout this magnificent walled & gated estate home located in an historic enclave at the base of the Hollywood Hills. Impeccable room scale and timeless elegance are hallmarks of the work of architect Arthur R. Kelley (who also designed the storied Playboy Mansion) and these qualities are fully realized here. A beautifully proportioned and spacious living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace, light-filled formal dining room, library, study, spacious kitchen with breakfast area and a guest room & bath are all on the first floor. Upstairs you will find 3 additional beds and baths,
James Yates, Architect
The William Carnegie Estate, 1923
71 S. River Road, Stuart, FL
Following in Addison Mizner's popular ornamented Mediterranean Revival style that defined the Florida coast throughout much of the 1920s, Jack Yates' design for William Carnegie is a prime example of grand waterfront living. Colloquially known as â€œLucindia,â€ a contraction of the names of St. Lucie and of the Indian River, Lucindia has 222' of water frontage at 450' feet deep, the 2.2 acre estate is a prominent fixture in the small Town of Sewall's Point.
The 8,192 square foot main house has grand rooms. Large Palladian windows provide ample light into the grand ballroom which has oversized Cypress beams of intricately carved
Andreas Fuhrimann & Gabrielle Haechler, Architects
the house no. 1 by Ugo Rondinone, 2012-2014
42 Bachwiesenstrasse, Würenlos, SUI
"the house no. 1" was created by New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone as a "Gesamtkunstwerk", a total work of art and the perfect place for working and living. Each shape and each material used in the "the house no. 1" has its origin in a work of art of the Swiss born artist.
All elements of the house are custom made and reflect the artist's requirement for a functional work-life space. Furthermore the elements reference signature art works of Ugo Rondinone. For example the fireplace in the main living space is a replica of the artists piece "John's fireplace", which has been shown internationally in various exhibitions.