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
Techny Group, Architects
Living Sculpture in Hudson Valley, 2011
92 Link Road, Ghent, NY
Inspired by the surroundings, this chic modern home is a rare combination of warm and welcoming with incredibly well thought out and executed design. Conceived as a modern interpretation of the typical barn with Glu-lam exposed beams, this home features an open floor plan and mesmerizing views of the Catskill Mountains and lush rural setting. Floor to ceiling glass allows for the blurring of interior and exterior spaces. The kitchen is open to the living and dining areas, incorporates the best of the best appliances and is a joy to be in. The private areas, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 2 loft-like offices, are housed in spaces inserted into the copper and glass skin, again directing the eye to
John Lautner, FAIA
The Alexander House, 1951
5281 East El Roble Street, Long Beach, CA
First Offering! The Alexander House, 1951, by architect John Lautner, FAIA.
With several distinct iterations, drawings of the Alexander House at the Getty Research Library attest to a strong dialog between the client and architect. We can only surmise that may be the reason the residence served the family so well for the last 66 years without alteration! Located in Park Estates, a planned community affording large lots, and wide tree lined streets prepared for custom built houses, and overseen by an architectural review committee, the Alexander House spreads wide and low across its site. Interior privacy and a sense discovery while approaching the entry is achieved by the
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
Eric S. Robinson, AIA
The Robinson House, 2000
228 Catalina Drive, Tybee Island, GA
Nestled for privacy among twisting oaks and fragrant pines, this family home on Tybee Island’s Back River was conceived as a platform from which to experience the changing qualities of coastal light and take advantage of view of the marsh and Atlantic Ocean beyond. The house is organized in a simple “T” plan to create a formal entry court to the north and private poolside court to the south with access to its deep-water dock. The house’s steel and wood structure is elevated above the ground to create a shaded breezeway for family gatherings and sheathed in durable, low-maintenance materials including fiber-cement panels, natural cedar, and tern-coated stainless steel. On the
Marcel Breuer, Architect
The Lauck House, 1950
880 Lawrenceville Road, Princeton, NJ
Marcel Breuer's iconic 'house in garden' built in its extended version as The Lauck House in 1950.
Situated in a secluded and beautiful four acre property five minutes from the town of Princeton, the house underwent restoration work in 2009 and includes an elegant gallery space addition. One of America's most famous mid-century designs, this house incorporates many of Breuer's innovations including the renowned "butterfly roof," the centrally located kitchen, projecting parapets, vertical wood interior and exterior siding. A visual connection yet physical separation of the parent's master bedroom on the balcony from the children's
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,
259 W Camino Alturas, Palm Springs, CA
J. Smeaton Chase estimated in 1923 the total full-time population of Palm Springs to be less than 200 souls, including the native population. The early residents did not trouble themselves with records and the genesis of this particular desert oasis has been lost to us. Local rumor dates construction back to the mid-twenties. A 1932 Grant Deed and the cement brick construction (popular in the 30’s and 40’s because of its insulating qualities) would imply the principal hacienda portion was completed shortly thereafter. Desert House has evolved since then and today, with updating by noted designer Doug Smith, the residence affords modern comfort and convenience, yet still evokes the
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