Phillip Jon Brown, A.I.A.
Flynn Ranch "House A", 1987
7740 Flynn Ranch Road, Los Angeles, CA
While the fate of Modernism was being debated in the press, U.S.C. & M.I.T. schooled architect Phil Brown planned a private enclave of modern estates for the historic Errol Flynn Ranch. There were to be 4 modern residences accessed by a gated private drive, each carefully sited for privacy in relation to the park-like landscaped environment. Ultimately only two were completed; "House A" was the first, and remains the purest statement of the architect's intent. With its proximity to the studios, the residence was planned from the inside out to suit the needs of the entertainment industry executive: the wide front door invites as it pivots open to a virtual promenade entry
Greg Faulkner, Architect
Canyon Modern, 2009
3983 Canyon Road, Lafayette, CA
Brilliantly crafted modern work of art by award-winning Bay Area Architect Greg Faulkner captures sweeping Mt. Diablo views from more than 5,100 square feet of living space on 1.3 acres in Lafayette’s exclusive Upper Happy Valley. Drenched in natural light, the open floor plan showcases vast plates of glass and natural finishes rich woods, board-formed textured concrete, and muted metals. Almost 1,400 square feet of Ope decks plus terraced patios wrap around pool creating amazing outdoor entertaining spaces. Five bedrooms, four and a half baths, office, chef’s kitchen, family/bonus room. Private yet moments from downtown Lafayette, freeways, BART and top-rated schools.
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
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
Rodney Walker, Architect
The Lachs House, 1958
2718 Claray Drive, Bel Air, CA
Reminiscent of Case Study House #16, The Lachs House designed by Rodney Walker offers the feeling of modern elegance, clean lines, and an interior that effortlessly connects man and nature. The integrity and flow found in many of the most iconic Mid-Century modern homes is fully evident here with expansive and welcoming public spaces while the 3 bedrooms situated on either side of the house offer the unparalleled luxury of both privacy and seclusion.
Rodney A. Walker is best known as a modern designer for Arts + Architecture magazine’s Case Study House program. As a student of engineering in 1938, he worked in the office of Rudolph Schindler and emulated the master as
Robert M. Green, Architect
The Kingloff Residence, 1980
3905 Parian Ridge Road NW, Atlanta, GA
Modern. Organic. Minimal. Unique. Soulful.
Stunning organic architectural masterpiece and rare find in Green’s native Georgia. 2-acre
private estate in Buckhead sited beautifully by the Taliesin Apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright
speaks to his originality and “Every project was a very special piece of art.” Maintaining
signature elements of grand stone, soaring wood ceilings, glass, and geometric forms with a
distinctive 3-wing layout, designer, Burns Century, continued the philosophical dialogue of the
architecture with a highly sophisticated but non-ostentatious complete custom renovation in
2017/2018. Sculpturally composed spaces with
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
Nisan Yale Matlin, A.I.A.
The Krasne Residence, 1956
1575 Queens Road, Los Angeles, CA
This ideal So-Cal Modern indoor/outdoor lifestyle by post-war U.S.C. architect Nisan Yale Matlin, A.I.A. is carefully updated in the spirit of the style over a thoughtful 10 year period by architectural designer Darrick F. Martin, whose ideas were inspired by the modern work of architect Paul R. Williams. Sited above the Sunset Strip at Hollywood Boulevard, the residence reflects an air of quiet repose from the gated entry at the street, and with its light filled interiors, affords a close-in peaceful and comfortable retreat from the jumble of the City. The residence is compact and efficient, but lives large with its outdoor entertainment pavilion, and lower level storage pods at the