Eliot Noyes, Architect

The Brown House, 1950


New Canaan, CT

SOLD

Sculptural elements, natural light, direct views and access to the landscape give you an unprecedented experience of this exceptional mid-century modern house. True to Eliot Noyes original vision, the renovations done by builder Dave Prutting and architect Joeb Moore, kept the sophisticated approach to making spaces functional to today's modern living. Natural material such as wood and stone add warmth while the expansive use of glass defines the proportions of the space.

Extensive landscaping by Reed Hilderbrand for the entire property, has resulted in a breathtaking, peaceful, retreat-like feel site surrounding this luxury mid-century gem with its guest and pool house.

Ladd & Kelsey, Architects

The Von Hagen Residence, 1975


Malibu, CA

SOLD

The Von Hagen Residence, 1975. From this mountaintop vantage above Malibu one surveys the world like an Olympic God, but instead of the Mediterranean, the Pacific is below. Everything lies below: The Santa Monica Bay, Century City, Downtown L.A., Palos Verdes, Orange County, the Simi Hills and the San Fernando Valley. The 13 acre site includes 6 parcels for future development. A long gated private drive ascends through park-like grounds to Ladd & Kelsey's classic modern villa comprising 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, den, study, and attached carport. Additional amenities include a modern utility barn big enough to house a large audience screening room & a not quite Olympic sized pool.

Arthur R. Kelly, Architect

The Mrs. M.C. Van Musschenbroek Estate, 1923


Hollywood, CA

SOLD

The 1920's in Hollywood was a time of extraordinary creativity. That vibrant spirit is found throughout this magnificent walled & gated estate home located in an historic enclave at the base of the Hollywood Hills. Impeccable room scale and timeless elegance are hallmarks of the work of architect Arthur R. Kelly (who also designed the storied Playboy Mansion) and these qualities are fully realized here. A beautifully proportioned and spacious living room with beamed ceiling & fireplace, light-filled formal dining room, library, study, spacious kitchen with breakfast area and a guest room & bath are all on the first floor. Upstairs you will find 3 additional beds and baths,

L.C. Bauer, Designer & Builder

The Alfred E. Freeman House, 1926


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

The first of two estates commissioned by the Freemans during the economic optimism of the 1920s, their L.C. Bauer-designed home reflects the eclectic, interpretive designs of Southern California regional vernacular architecture. Incorporating elements of Italianate, Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean revival themes, Bauer's well-executed design reflects the growing milieu of architectural eclecticism which dominated the region until the great depression. Far from the harsh New England winters Alfred Freeman experienced until his retirement to Pasadena in 1926, the bucolic South Oak Knoll neighborhood near the Huntington Hotel provided an idyllic setting for Freeman and his wife. While

Morphosis Architecture

The Lawrence Residence, 1983-2004


Hermosa Beach, CA

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Thom Mayne & Michael Rotondi, Architects
Harris Revisions: Daly, Genik, Architects

A rigorous post-modern approach to the design of this celebrated landmark of modern beach living has honed a structure strikingly apart from, yet correct for its beach city context. The resulting program triumphs with solutions over challenges posed by dense urbanism, and seaside entropy.

From the imposing three story entry, an elevator whisks one to the top floor where space, light and air are the hallmarks of living and dining areas surrounded by panoramic vistas dominated by the beach and ocean. There is a natural flow to the kitchen, and out to a garden roof

Andreas Fuhrimann & Gabrielle Haechler, Architects

the house no. 1 by Ugo Rondinone, 2012-2014


Würenlos, SUI

SOLD

"the house no. 1" was created by New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone as a "Gesamtkunstwerk", a total work of art and the perfect place for working and living. Each shape and each material used in the "the house no. 1" has its origin in a work of art of the Swiss born artist.

All elements of the house are custom made and reflect the artist's requirement for a functional work-life space. Furthermore the elements reference signature art works of Ugo Rondinone. For example the fireplace in the main living space is a replica of the artists piece "John's fireplace", which has been shown internationally in various exhibitions.

Raphaëlle Segond, Architect

Contemporary Residence


French Riviera, FR

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Designed by the architect Raphaëlle Segond as a "shelter" in relation to the surrounding nature, this contemporary house with clean lines, poured concrete, glass panels and wood cladding allows contemplation and sweetness of life. Ideally located on the heights of Grimaud, it offers since its terrace a wonderful view of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Featuring 2700 square ft. on two levels, the house has on the ground floor a spacious entrance hall, a kitchen, a dining room and two bright rooms overlooking a large terrace sheltered by the roof overhang and vegetation, ideal to enjoy Mediterranean meals. We access from the outside to a third room for three persons. Each bedroom

The Renard Residence, 2003



Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Of the premier properties in the Hollywood Hills, few benefit from the spiritual gifts of the native hillside environment. Most of even the costliest properties such as those found on the "Bird Streets" are flat pads artificially cut out of the slope, and arrayed cheek by jowl to capture a commanding view. These properties follow the Western Tradition reflecting man's desire for power and control over nature. For the most part, the romantic California ideal of the house set within the garden is lost. In contrast, the Renard Residence follows the Eastern Tradition of living within nature not apart. Every element of the architecture is informed by the surrounding two acres of

Bill Mack Design, 1962



Brentwood,

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With knowledge formed by his creation of coveted properties from Bel Air to Brentwood, noted local designer Bill Mack built this lower Mandeville Canyon residence to harmonize with its forested setting. His design displays dramatic scale and an effortless connection to the beauty of nature. The detailing, materials, and craftsmanship that have come to define this architectural period in Los Angeles are found throughout. A highly thoughtful expansion by architect Matt Kivlin compliments Mack’s mid-century style, and the residence retains the integrity it has had since built. The spacious living room with wood burning fireplace and high ceilings flows to the dining room, bar, and

Smith-Miller+Hawkinson, Architects

Mixed Use Complex


Telluride, CO

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Mixed Use Complex: Contemporary 2 + bedroom and 4 bedroom penthouse plus commercial space. Born of controversy but now celebrated, the creative vision of New York architects Smith-Miller and Hawkinson and dogged persistence of the owner expanded this resort town's vision of compatibility within its National Historic District. Using the vernacular of Telluride's mining and commercial buildings rather than the traditional foursquare late Victorian, and Gothic revival residences which predominate, a dynamic space for modern living and working has been achieved. Here at Plunge Landing, just steps from the gondola, the residence is elevated over its commercial space thus allowing