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
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.
André Lefèvre-Devaux, Architect
Modernist Cliff Villa By The Sea, 1957
(private address), Le Lavandou, Var, FR
This spectacular modernist villa was built by French architect André Lefèvre-Devaux in 1957 and is listed as “historical monument” since 2000.
Located in Le Lavandou, the villa enjoys an exceptional panoramic view over the two islands of Port-Cros and Levant, from the bay of Hyères to the Cap Bénat. Between Toulon and Saint-Tropez, Le Lavandou is a small seaside resort known for its beautiful beaches.
The villa extends over 180 m² on three levels and includes an independent studio. The upper level hosts an entrance, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and a dressing room. The lower level has two bedrooms and a shower room.
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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
Arthur Holden of Holden Mclaughlin & Associates
International Modern Style
27 Tory Hole Road, Darien, CT
This 5.5 acre property in prestigious Delafield Island offers everything the discerning buyer seeks. Designed by a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938, this residence combines unsurpassed style with the highest quality materials echoing elements of the Guggenheim Museum. Curved walls capture exceptional light; extensive gardens, slate floors and flagstone terrace overlooking expansive lawn and mature trees. Master bedroom suite with fireplace, bath, dressing room, office and private balcony. Secluded yet convenient to train, beach and town. A sophisticated and very special property.
Roy Johnson, Architect
Contemporary Disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1985
18 Wampus Lakes Drive, Armonk, NY
Pristinely set on over 6-acres less than one mile to the vibrant village of Armonk, this private paradise is the perfect retreat for weekend or year round living. A sophisticated masterpiece designed by noted architect Roy Johnson, a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, features flowing floor plan with walls of glass with high ceilings taking-in the beautiful 6+acre setting. Koi pond with a waterfall and a meandering stone path with delightful footbridge, all surrounded by natural-style gardens in a Zen-like setting. Saline pool and spa, gazebo, raised bed garden, half sports court and level lawn is a mesmerizing setting. Perfect for entertaining a Bilotta kitchen; living room with soaring
André Lurçat, Architect
Villa Guggenbuhl, 1927
(private address), Paris, FR
Built in 1927 by architect André Lurçat for Swiss artist Walter Guggenbühl, the Villa Guggenbühl is listed in the supplementary inventory of French Historical Monuments since 1975. True Art déco masterpiece, this villa-studio is one of Lurçat’s finest achievements.
Located in a confidential alley at the edge of the Montsouris Park in the 14th arrondissement, the villa enjoys an exceptional view and absolute calm. It is close to schools, shops and transport (RER Cité Universitaire, tramway, metro, bus).
This triplex apartment occupies the upper part of the villa and offers a surface of 150m².
The ground floor welcomes the entrance and
William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA
The Hines House, 1968
301 Chinquapin Lane, The Sea Ranch, CA
William Turnbull, Jr. (with Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and Richard Whitaker) created the masterplan of the ecologically-designed 10-mile coastal stretch known as The Sea Ranch.One of the first private residences designed by MLTW-Moore/Turnbull with William Turnbull Jr. as lead architect, the plan's dual program of "big house, bunk house" provides a gathering place for family, friends and visitors. Set on approximately 2 acres of prime ocean/forest view property, Turnbull preserves the natural hillside by designing the levels of interior spaces to coincide with the slope. A vertical terrace between the two buildings affords both private courtyard and stairway with axial
Adam Dayem, Architect
The Sleeve House
Here is a rare opportunity to own a truly unique and hyper-contemporary home. Located in the Hudson Valley town of Taghkanic, this all-season weekend home is sited on nearly 15 acres of open, rolling meadows, a setting that affords privacy, as well as dramatic valley and mountain views. As enigmatic as it is practical, the structure has intimate spaces for cooking, dining, and living, a tall, thin vertical slice for circulation, and a dramatic entry gallery. The sustainably-sourced Accoya wood skin, charred by a Japanese finishing technique called “shou sugi ban,” gives the house’s façade a rough, weathered texture, a contemporary reinterpretation of the exteriors of old barns in the
Mark Scogin & Merrill Elam, Architects
Modern Home on Horseshoe Pond
314 Horseshoe Pond Road, Stoneham, ME
We invite you to explore this modern home designed by Award Winning Merrill Elam Architects set among the trees with a birds eye view of Horseshoe Pond and Lords Hill. The natural surroundings were an inspiration for this design. The 2.8 acre wooded lot lends itself to the quietness of the area. This modern home is spacious yet intimate featuring living, dining & sitting rooms, master and second bedroom, a library atrium, and a drawing studio. The living room features a corner fireplace clad in zinc. A second fireplace can be found in the master bedroom flanked by windows on either side letting in daylight and views of the woods outside. Although the house has an edgy modern look it was