Lee Aaron Ward
Mid-century Elk, 1960
5450-5460 Highway One, Elk, CA
Designed by Lee Aaron Ward who apprenticed at Taliesin West with famed American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Two waterfront homes connected by an expansive deck and separated by two single-car garages, are situated atop a +/-140 foot cliff overlooking the magnificent turquoise blue waters of a cove created by a rocky promontory with two sizable sea caves.
Here is a rare opportunity to own a quintessential Northern California mid-century coastal contemporary residence that remains fully intact as the architect intended. The main house features two bedrooms, a library, an office and two red-brick fireplaces.The guest house has a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom, a bath, a
Adam Dayem, Architect
The Sleeve House
Here is a rare opportunity to own a truly unique and hyper-contemporary home. Located in the Hudson Valley town of Taghkanic, this all-season weekend home is sited on nearly 15 acres of open, rolling meadows, a setting that affords privacy, as well as dramatic valley and mountain views. As enigmatic as it is practical, the structure has intimate spaces for cooking, dining, and living, a tall, thin vertical slice for circulation, and a dramatic entry gallery. The sustainably-sourced Accoya wood skin, charred by a Japanese finishing technique called “shou sugi ban,” gives the house’s façade a rough, weathered texture, a contemporary reinterpretation of the exteriors of old barns in the
Mark Scogin & Merrill Elam, Architects
Modern Home on Horseshoe Pond
314 Horseshoe Pond Road, Stoneham, ME
We invite you to explore this modern home designed by Award Winning Merrill Elam Architects set among the trees with a birds eye view of Horseshoe Pond and Lords Hill. The natural surroundings were an inspiration for this design. The 2.8 acre wooded lot lends itself to the quietness of the area. This modern home is spacious yet intimate featuring living, dining & sitting rooms, master and second bedroom, a library atrium, and a drawing studio. The living room features a corner fireplace clad in zinc. A second fireplace can be found in the master bedroom flanked by windows on either side letting in daylight and views of the woods outside. Although the house has an edgy modern look it was
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
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,
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,