Allan Gelbin Design
The Gelbin Studio, 1965
24 Skylark Lane, Weston, CT
This exemplary example of Usonian principles is set on two serene acres in Weston, CT. Allan Gelbin (1929 - 1993) was an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin East who had supervising architect roles onsite for three of Wright's important residential commissions, including the Rayward House in New Canaan. Gelbin went on to build his own architectural practice in the New England states as well as design furnishings and practice fine arts. The house at 24 Skylark Lane in Weston is one of three Gelbin designed as his own studio/home. The current owners have completely refurbished the house and its built ins with meticulous attention to detail and authenticity. (Do look at the
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
Jean-Claude Mazet, Architect
, Conca, FR
A true architectural jewel, this organic villa was designed by architect Jean-Claude Mazet in 1974. Located on a hillside by the sea in south Corsica, it is about 15 minutes away from Port-Vecchio by car. The villa extends over 500 sq ft and unfolds with flowy and curvy spaces. It accommodates a beautiful circular living room with a round sitting room and chimney, a dining room, a mezzanine lounge and beautiful panoramic terraces.
A kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage complete the property. Located in a preserved 3.2-acre park that extends to the sea, the property has been landscaped by a botanist and is planted with numerous Mediterranean, African and
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,
Dan Duckham, Architect
Geometric Jewel at Bel Aire
2040 Coral Reef Drive, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL
Masterfully designed home by architect, Dan Duckham, located in the Bel Aire neighborhood, a gated community in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, South Florida, US. Dan Duckham was first inspired by the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright with the fusion of the outdoors and indoors through the geometric homes he creates, each uniquely designed. And this home does not disappoint from the moment you enter, you step into the tropical outdoor gardens indigenous to South Florida to a spectacular lagoon pool with the soothing sounds of its fabulous water feature. Embellished by a tropical landscaped canopy whereby the home has been built around. An age-old Gumbo Limbo tree indigenous to South
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 climatique home by Danish architect Stig Larsen in collaboration with Eco designer homes and gardens Peter Beglan, commanding exceptional views across miles of unspoilt rolling hills on the Lot/Dordogne borders. Built in 2013, this is an uplifting light-filled property. Set in a serene rural location, this timber-frame house with larch cladding now fading to grey, sits harmoniously within lovely gardens, backing onto its own woodland. A unique house in an enchanting setting.
Largely on one level, it offers open-plan living space, 3 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms over 170sqm, plus triple garage/workshop/studio. A circular stone tower, 7m high
Martine Abraham, Architect
Architect's Modern Home, 1970
near Cap Fréhel, FR
This house designed by architect Martine Abraham was built during the seventies. It stands out because of its original structure, which design is dictated by playing cards colors. The concrete base of the house is shaped like a diamond, the first level is shaped like a club, the second level is like a spade and the roof is heart-shaped.
In Sable d’Or les Pins, the house stands on the seafront, near the beach, and enjoys an exceptional view and environment. In the Côtes d’Armor, it is located at 40 minutes from Saint-Brieux by car, 1hour from Saint Malo and 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rennes.
The house extends over a surface of 200 m² distributed among the
Ralph Rapson, Architect
The Betty Poole House, 1958
6699 Mohawk Drive, Chanhassen, MN
The Betty Poole House, a timeless modern residence designed by Ralph Rapson, stands above Lotus Lake in Chanhassen. The house, which has been meticulously maintained and curated by its current owners, retains the hallmarks of Rapson's original design.
The streamlined, one-story house features window walls in nearly every room. The walls of glass provide expansive views of the lake from the entry, living room, family room, and kitchen. Rapson's choice of materialsâ€”white painted brick, round skylights, and steel I-beams that frame the fireplaceâ€“lend an industrial aesthetic to the house.
Generous expanses of glass, partial height walls,