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
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
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
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
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. The seminal Hines House is offered here for the first time publicly since 1972. 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 just over 1.5 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
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.