Bill Mack Design, 1962
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
Mixed Use Complex
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
Angel del Monte, A.I.A.
Jeffrey Jones Residence, 2000
Brockway Springs, CA
Sited directly on Lake Tahoe, within a private gated 20 acre residential park, this A.I.A. Award winning residence offers a rare modern re-interpretation of alpine residential architecture. Critical planning for the elements informs the design, and enhances year round enjoyment, comfort, and communication with the natural environment. Crafted of wood, stone, steel and glass, the meticulously detailed residence incorporates a grand 2 story open plan living/dining area, library, study, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, and recreation room. Communal recreational facilities include a year round swimming pool fed by the famous Brockway Hot Springs, deep water dock, tennis courts, and moorings by
Tom Kundig, Architect
Studio House, 1997
The Studio House stands as Tom Kundig's breakthrough project one that brought him in contact with a patron who was excited to experiment with raw materials in creating an interactive dwelling that was "rooted in the past, yet predictive of the future." Intentionally rustic and proven materials, such as structural steel and concrete are celebrated for the strength and connection to the elements that they provide, yet spaces are carefully edited, adhering to the disciplined, modernist line that has come to define Kundig's work.
The strict massing of the structure and meticulous sighting are gleefully contrasted with playfully interactive and industrial
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Millard House, 1923
Millard House (La Miniatura), 1923
Recognized by Wright as the earliest 'Usonian' house, La Miniatura is also the first residence to utilize Wright's highly inventive textile block building system. The Millard House is internationally recognized as one of the world's most important works of architecture. Now, following a multi-year restoration, the complex offers one of the most romantic, and creative living spaces anywhere. Sited on nearly an acre of gardens within the Prospect Historic District of Pasadena, the residence and studio include: 4 bedrooms, and 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. The Millard
Robert l Earl A.I.A.
The Earl Residence, 1963
Los Angeles, CA
Designed by award winning architect Robert l Earl AIA as his personal residence in 1963. This single level mid-century sits on approximately half an acre with unobstructed views of the ocean, city, mountains and the Getty Museum. Offering complete privacy, this residence is behind a gated long driveway leading to a large motor court. The case study era house has floor to ceiling glass windows bringing in an abundance of natural light. Sliding glass doors open to the swimming pool and deck with 180 degree unobstructed view. Original terrazzo floors have been restored. The modern kitchen is open to the living room. An extensive remodel added a home video and sound system. Architect Robert
Gerald Horn, F.A.I.A.
Sharon's California House II, 1996
Manhattan Beach, CA
With its commanding choice corner lot in Manhattan Beach's popular Hill Section, this A.I.A. award winning residence has become a local landmark. The artistic architecture is a studied yet warm expression of modernism, and affords a rare and sophisticated backdrop for gracious living at the beach.
Custom steel truss beams vault the open plan interiors, while rhythmically set solid teak wood framed windows warm the space, and frame panoramic ocean vistas. Working in poured concrete, steel and glass, Horn has floated the embracing U-shaped living spaces above the interior courtyard which is walled and sheltered for outdoor privacy and comfort.
While only a few
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