William Wesley Peters, Architect
Sorensen Residence, 1970-1971
4212 Country Road JJ, Black Earth, WI
The Taliesin Tradition
Only 130 individual residences have the architectural pedigree of being designed in the Taliesin tradition practiced by Frank Lloyd Wright, and recognized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Treetops is one of those rare historic homes and has undergone a meticulous 14-year renovation by its current owners which sensitively blends modern upgrades and amenities while respecting the original architecture and construction.
Once you enter the driveway, it's your own private retreat built into the brow of the hill on 80 wild and undulating acres. The house is simply a work of art, designed to be integral to the site with a flowing,
Marc Held, Architect
(private address), Gif-sur-Yvette, Essonne, FR
This incredible steel architecture was built above a beautiful pond by French architect-designer Marc Held between 1974 and 1978.
It is located on the banks of a river near Gif-sur-Yvette, 30 minutes from Paris by car.
The house extends over a surface of 360 m².
It includes a large living room with fireplace, open kitchen and greenhouse under a 6.4 meters high ceiling, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large mezzanine office, a circular library under a glass dome and 5 outdoor terraces as well as an additional guest house of 110m².
On stilts over a pond and lost in lush bamboo and reed vegetation, the house is part of a magnificent property of 21.700m² protected
Robert Mallet-Stevens, Architect
Paris 16th, Paris, FR
Remarkable Art déco testimony, this flat is located in Jan and Joel Martel’s private mansion designed by architect Robert Mallet Stevens in 1927. The architect collaborated with Jean Prouvé and the atelier Barillet to build this work of art.
This flat extends over a surface of 72 m² and includes a living room with built-in furniture designed by Mallet-Stevens, a kitchen, a bedroom with a dressing room and a bathroom. It enjoys a balcony and a lovely terrace.
The typical Mallet-Stevens voocabulary is very readable on this building : cubic volumes, niches and a smooth white surface. The entrance and shared spaces were designed with care by Jean Prouvé, and
Stanley Tigerman, Architect
Unique Post-Modern Masterpiece
1014 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL
Be the envy of everyone w/ this dramatic & glamorous residence. Must be seen to be appreciated. Featured in Architectural Digest, this unique Post-Modern Masterpiece is the ultimate in design & privacy. Set back on nearly two acres on prestigious Sheridan Rd in East Highland Park. Offering ravine views, walking distance to award-winning Rosewood Beach, train, schools & Ravinia Festival. Abundant floor-to-ceiling windows & skylights throughout. Glamorous over-sized pool & spa in your very private setting surrounded by lush landscaping & nature. Stunning entry with 40 feet glass barrel-vaulted skylight. Gourmet Cook's Kitchen with high-end appliances, custom
Vista Pines Estate
2775 W Vista Pines Trail, Prescott, AZ
Recognized as one of the top 100 architects in the United States, Mickey Muennig exemplifies organic, eco forward design. His commitment to interlinking ecology and nature with the surrounding environment highly influenced the “organic architecture movement” pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright. By casting aside traditional straight line, right angle, box build styles, he created a following drawn to his curvilinear, pioneering design style focused on positioning the home to blend with the surrounding environment. Using earth materials and recycled products, Muennig’s structures are designed to withstand harsh elements by incorporating wood, water, concrete, glass, steel, and even sod.
Over Eight Acres
Belmont, Queen of Castries
Lastic Hill, Castries, Saint Lucia, W.I
A Rare 19th century Creole great house standing on 8-1/2 acres in St Lucia. This stately and gracious Island residence is set within a lush and vibrant park-like nature preserve overlooking Castries Harbor. Impeccably restored and maintained as the winter residence of a well-known Academy Award winning writer, the property today affords an opportunity to live and share the romantic genteel hospitality of early island living. This is not for those looking for the typical faux island tourist "luxury" amenities, but rather offers the priceless appeal of a private park and residence in the context of the authentic culture of the Island. There are outbuildings. Cocktails are served on
Herman Koller, Builder
Casa de Pajaros, 1928-1945
1736 Old Grove Rd, Pasadena, CA
Venerable as the California Missions, legend has it that Herman Koller carefully crafted his visionary home from salvaged materials stone by stone, and artifact by artifact from 1928 all through the depression years, and only laying his trowel down as World War 2 was ending in 1945. Hidden within a secret mountain glen where John Burroughs kept a summer cabin, and John Muir took his repast, one comes upon "the house of birds" as one might a Mayan Temple deep within the jungles of Central America. The sense of mystery and magic is pervasive. The property is offered with the understanding that the new owner will not find the house, but rather Casa de Pajaros will select its new
Claude Parent, Architect
Maison Bordeaux Le Pecq, 1963-1965
(private address), Bois-le-Roy, FR
Realized by the architect Claude Parent between 1963 and 1965, this house is a testimony standing out with the modernist architecture. Its oblique roofs make it a remarkable building of the 20th century endowed with a strong architectural and patrimonial value.
Located in Bois-le-Roy, in border of the forest of Croth, it takes advantage of a natural environment protected around the valley of Eure. The house is in 90 km from Paris (1h30 min by car).
This single storey house extends over a surface of 400 mÂ². It offers majestic one space of reception of 150 mÂ² opened on a terrace, with a first volume corresponding to the former studio, a dining room and a
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Sherman Booth Residence
265 Sylvan Road, Glencoe, IL
A unique home from Prairie School master Frank Lloyd Wright is up for grabs in the North Shore suburb of Glencoe. Know as the Sherman Booth House, the three-story house was built in 1916 for Frank Lloyd Wright’s attorney, Crain’s reveals. The spacious home, which features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, is the largest of six other Wright-designed homes in the Ravine Bluffs subdivision. The house has a distinctive Prairie look to it, but also has some other features that are not common in Wright homes. Most notably, the home has a rooftop deck with a brick fireplace that was part of Wright’s design. According to Crain’s, the current owners purchased the house back in
Jack West & Elizabeth Waters
The Round House, 1960
4433 Riverwood Avenue, Sarasota, FL
One of Florida's very best examples of mid-century architecture is a Sarasota School of Architecture icon, the Round House. Originally an Art Studio designed for American painters Dorothy & Hilton Leech by architects Jack West & Elizabeth Boylston Waters in 1960 it has been beautifully restored and updated by contemporary Sarasota architect Tatiana White AIA. This private compound includes three lots, the house and its extensive grounds, heated pool and lovely gardens are on two of the lots. The third lot is vacant and buildable as a separate property, or an excellent opportunity to build an important architectural gem within the compound for extended family, guests, motorcars,