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.
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
Olson Kundig Architects
409 West Glendale Road, Bellevue, ID
Set on forty acres, Outpost rises from the high desert floor against the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains. The house, designed to age gracefully, was built using concrete blocks, steel and plywood. Large windows on all four sides frame vistas of the changing scenery.
A key element of Outpost is the long, rectangular "Paradise Garden", sheltered and separated from the high desert landscape by eleven-foot high walls. Within, the owner has planted roses, grapes and espaliered fruit trees. Outpost is a residence and a studio/workshop. The entrance/ground floor is the office/studio as well as laundry, powder room, garage and mechanical room. The second floor is the
Lloyd Wright, Architect
The Henry O. Bollman Residence, 1922
1530 North Ogden Drive, Hollywood, CA
By the early 1920’s Lloyd Wright had accumulated significant experience in theatre, music, landscape, and architectural design. Working associations with his father, Olmsted and Olmsted, Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler, and Norman Bel Geddes all contributed by this time to his personal vision of a new architecture which would integrate his total experience.
In his second commission, designed for Henry Bollman, this integrated vision is expressed through an innovative building system utilizing pre-cast concrete blocks to augment standard construction techniques. The massing of the blocks themselves firmly unites ground and structure, as well as imparting an almost
Buff and Hensman, 1985-1988
613 Lido Drive, Boulder City, NV
This architectural landmark sits on 2.5 privately gated acres with mature landscaping and unobstructed sweeping views of Lake Mead. Concrete block and wrought iron fencing define and protect the property. The construction includes stucco, steel, split block, with a concrete foundation and a composite roof. The sliding windows and doors are bronze framed, dual glazed, and solar treated. There exsists teak wood cabinetry and paneling throughout, granite counter-tops, as well as imported Japanese tile flooring both indoors and outside. The three levels include an elevator, a negative edge pool and Jacuzzi, a private balcony off of the master suite and a poolside loggia.
Richard Bergmann FAIA, ASLA
The Fitch-Ayres-Perkins Residence
63 Park Street, New Canaan, CT
This beautifully restored, 1836 Greek Revival house, where famed editor and publishing legend Maxwell Perkins read and edited the manuscripts of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is on the National Register of Historic Places. A generous garden, which offers a contemporary landscape with a geometric plan inspired in part by Le Notre, is included in the Smithsonian's Archives for American Gardens. Though the house and garden offer privacy, the location is 88 steps from the New Canaan train station (as Perkins used to say) with its rush-hour through trains to Grand Central Station.
Inside, a spare, modern aesthetic and a large
Contemporary House with Garden in the Vésinet
Le Vesinet, FR
Equipped with the latest technological innovations, this contemporary metallic house’s refined silhouette was inspired by the famous Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Located in the Vésinet, a few minutes away from the vast Lac des Ibis, the house extends over 1050 sq ft with a 525 sq ft basement. The first floor welcomes a beautiful cathedral living room extended by a terrace exposed south and west, an open fully-equipped kitchen and a reading space, sports room (convertible into two bedrooms) and a bathroom. The second floor accommodates the master suite with a large bedroom, a bathroom and a dressing room, in addition to two more bedrooms and a bathroom. The basement-level
André Bruyère, Architect
Modernist Villa, 1968
near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, FR
This beautiful curvy villa with swimming pool was built in 1977 and arranged from 1991 to 2008, after a project drawn in 1968 by architect André Bruyère.
It is located in an olive grove at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, at 15 minutes by car from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 30 minutes from Arles, 35 minutes from the Avignon railway station and 45 minutes from Marseille airport.
The villa extends over a surface of 440 m². The main volumes shelters a vast entry hall, a spectacular 200 m² living room with a 5 m height under ceiling, a large kitchen and a bedroom. It is framed by three independent flats. The house also has a double garage as well as a 250 m²
Trey Hoff, Architect
Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright Tradition
579 East Orion Court, Boise, ID
This stunning residence by Trey Hoff architecture, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, maintains incredible privacy and serenity and offers picture perfect indoor/outdoor living and an unparalleled lifestyle. The spacious east facing living room is defined by windows filled with natural light and features a 13 foot ceiling. An open and inspired floor-plan. Outside, you find the fireplace is a perfect escape, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living. The master suite is a tranquil everyday oasis with french doors that lead to a private outdoor spa. Upstairs, 3 large bedrooms all overlooks the foothills. The third suite is privately located on the north wing of the home. Enjoy your
Edward Dart, AIA
The Crown House, 1964
350 Sunrise Circle, Glencoe, IL
Seemingly straddling both worlds of Mid-Century Modernism and the emerging Brutalist movement in the United States, Edward Dart's Crown House synthesizes the two styles together to form a brick and glass residential masterpiece. Upon approach, Dart's imposing brick design includes tall, vertical arrow-loop windows, reminiscent of medieval fortresses. In stark contrast to the front facade, the rear elevation of the house embraces the Modernist aesthetic of organic architecture. With his application of massive, vertical brick risers and voluminous glass windows, Dart's design establishes a cohesive relationship between house, occupant and natural environment. The results lead