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
Roger Kennedy design with Bernard Zimmerman, FAIA
The Kennedy Residence + Studio, 1970
11470 Laurelcrest Rd., Studio City, CA
The genius of Roger Kennedy's work in residential architecture is not well known; he only designed three houses for himself and his wife Lois. Each is iconic, & adds important vocabulary to the language of modernist design, but all are secluded in private hillside enclaves with such careful siting in nature that they become invisible in plain sight. House #3 is Kennedy's most daring. Here he encloses his dynamic open plan live/work spaces within a precise solid brick shell dramatically cantilevered into the panoramic view. Approached down a private drive within a lush hillside garden, the residence's loft-like living space comprises one bedroom & bath, eat-in kitchen
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
Pierre Fauroux, Architect
Contemporary Realization, 2003
near Grenoble, FR
This remarkable contemporary realization is the work of the architect Pierre Fauroux. Between minimalism of the forms and strong expression of materials (concrete, glass, varnished red wood, slate of Angers for the ground), this "swimming pool-house" impresses through its balance and its serenity.
The house is located in a small village of the low valley of Isère, halfway between Grenoble and Valencia (30 minutes), snuggled up between hill and river at the foot of the massif of Vercors. Ski runs and golf are at 15 minutes of the house.
This 600 square-meter house with a streamlined silhouette and a roof terrace brings down hides into the landscape,
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
Contemporary Normandy Villa, 1973
near Le Neubourg, FR
This property mixes contemporary lines and modernist structure inside a beautifully landscaped park with wooden terraces and swimming pool.
The three-story residence enjoys quiet and private scenery and is located 15 minutes by car from Le Neubourg, 30 minutes from Evreux, 45 minutes from Rouen and 2 hours from Paris. The castle, gardens and golf course of the “Champ de Bataille” are 10 minutes away from the property.
The ground level accommodates an entrance hall, large living room that opens to a terrace, an open kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The upper level includes a vast lounge opening onto the terraced roof and a suite with
Stig Larsen, Architect
Le Chateau d’Eau
Cousteilles Hautes, Montclera, FR
A modernist-inspired bio-climatic home by Danish architect Stig Larsen in collaboration with designer of eco-homes and gardens, Peter Beglan, commanding exceptional views across miles of unspoiled rolling hills, medieval châteaux, farms and villages on the Lot/Dordogne borders. A timber-frame with larch cladding, the house is set in beautiful landscaped gardens of 0.5 acres, backed by a 2.5 acre woodland with planning consents. A light-filled home to excite and inspire.
Main residence offers 1830 sq ft, with the airy open-plan living space leading onto long deck, rainwater-fed infinity pool and natural pond. High-quality floor-to-ceiling doors/windows open onto terraces and