Richard Meier, F.A.I.A.
The Stuart R. and Paula Shamberg House, 1972
Mount Kisco, NY
Designed by acclaimed modernist architect Richard Meier, this exciting home offers the rare opportunity live in a true work of art. Built in 1972 and expertly renovated in 2008, the expansive interiors are graced with an unusually light and airy ambience thanks to vast window walls that showcase the views. Dramatic entertaining rooms, a media room, luxurious master wing, two full kitchens, a gym and an Infinity pool with a waterfall are among the many highlights of this private and unique country retreat.
Designed for intimate living and entertaining, the residence features fine craftsmanship and a clean-lined aesthetic throughout its expansive living space. Comprised of a
Alberto Rubio, Architect
Designed by Architect Alberto Rubio, the approximately 1200 square meter coastal property overlooks the blue Mediterranean Sea. Gently sited above a bay, this 4 bedroom, 4 baths, about 350 square meter home also features central A/C, sauna, two-car garage, terraces, balconies and staff quarters.
Ted Criley Jr. A.I.A.
The Animator's House
La Canada Flintridge, CA
First Offering - When Frank Thomas, one of Walt Disney's 'Nine Old Men' animators, began compiling a dossier of requirements for his ideal house, the collaborative 1949 design between Thomas, Criley, and landscape architect Garrett Eckbo resulted in what Thomas affectionately referred to as his 'Rustic Modern' house. In his modern house manifesto, Thomas called for the house to be warm and friendly, nestled in the trees, and looking as if it belonged there ... where convenience and practicalness -- or practicality -- are of prime importance. Taking these cues from Thomas' progressive vision, Criley incorporates them into a modern wood and glass celebration of
Rodney Walker Design
The Walker Residence, 1959
Of all John Entenza's California Case Study Program participants, Rodney Walker was the most hands on designer. Julius Shulman recalled Rodney up on a tractor preparing a site on Mulholland Drive for one of his visionary projects. From finding the site, to site preparation, design and execution Rodney was involved with every detail. With his own family residence in Ojai, California it is understandable that this total immersion in process as well as his creativity, unrestricted by the constraints of client's wishes, has resulted in a true masterpiece of twentieth century modern architecture.
While the designs of Rodney's three Case Study residences are
Greene & Greene, Architects
The Bolton/Culbertson House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Bolton/Culbertson House 1906/1929, by architects Charles and Henry Greene with addition by architect Garrett Van Pelt, is recognized today as one of the classics of the Arts and Crafts movement Pasadena annually celebrates today. In terms of scale and the gracious lifestyle the house affords, it is the predecessor to the Gamble House. A careful restoration by architect Tim Andersen has renewed the warmth and vitality of the residence. The good living of what many consider to be Pasadena's Golden Age is alive and well at the Bolton/Culbertson House.
Philip Johnson, Architect
The Alice Ball House
New Canaan, CT
Affectionately referred to as his â€œlittle jewel,â€ Philip Johnson's Alice Ball Residence exemplifies Johnson's modern aesthetic which he introduced to New Canaan. One of six homes designed by Johnson in the Stamford suburb, the Ball Residence follows the same exercise in glass elevations which defined Johnson's career until his death in 2005. Designed in a cross-axial plane, Johnson's minimalism is well-expressed. His utilization of glass and flat, white masonry and plaster surfaces blend mellifluously within the confines of the two-acre site on which the house and its guest house sit.
John Kewell, A.I.A.
The Schipper Residence, 1952
Los Angeles, CA
Gold Medal winner John Kewell, A.I.A. likely met Merle Schipper, who was an art critic, writer, and curator, through their mutual academic associations. Although Kewell is best known for his larger projects such as a masterplan for Cal Tech, his design for Merle's hillside site in Westwood, which is easy walking distance from U.C.L.A., is a classic of the period. Merle did much of her work at home so a plan was developed to accommodate living and working. Privacy, space and light are the hallmarks of this post-war open plan residence for art, work and entertaining. Careful updating and revisions by architects Jared Levy and Jeff Allsbrook, A.I.A. add high quality 21st century amenities
Victor Canas, Architect
Casa Eos, Costa Rica
Herradura, Puntarenas, CR
Casa Eos won the prize for best Archtictural project from the College of Architects of Costa Rica in 2010 and takes its rightful place as one of Costa Rica's most beautiful private homes; it is a vacation which is out of the ordinary in every way.
From the second floor swimming pool and espejo de agua (water mirror) which laps up to the glass of the master bedroom and living room, to the gigantic ocean and jungle view to the artistry of acclaimed Minimalist Architect Victor Canas, Casa Eos, as guests will soon discover, is not just a place to stay; it is to be experienced.
When you enter the house the first thing you hear is the un-fountain; one that
Ray Kappe, F.A.I.A.
Living Homes Program, 2007
THE LIVING HOMES PROGRAM, 2007 - Reviving not just the physical aesthetic of the Case Study Architects who worked in steel and glass, but also the high spirited idealism that accompanied the work, Kappe and Living Homes have moved the Case Studies triumphs and lifestyle they represent right into the 21st Century. Energy inefficiencies which for 40 years virtually outlawed the steel and glass house in Los Angeles have been overcome so successfully that this house has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Once again, the garden and nature are one with interior space now proportionally scaled to today's expectations. With open plan public spaces elevated to the views, the residence
Robert Skinner AIA
Beverly Hills, CA
While not widely known by the general public, Skinner has made significant contributions to the architectural fabric of Trousdale Estates, and Coldwater Canyon where he lived for many years building his designs. Early work such as his house on Cherokee, & modernist masterpiece on Castle Place were executed in the flat roof post & beam style. By the late 1960s, when this residence was built, he had moved on to more of a chalet style which affords the same light filled interiors, but provides more dramatic space with pitched high ceilings as displayed here. A secure walled entry at the street presents an anonymous façade to passersby, belying the drama of the interiors inside. The