Philip Johnson, Architect

The Alice Ball House


New Canaan, CT

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Affectionately referred to as his “little jewel,” 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

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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

SOLD

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


Brentwood, CA

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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

Residence, 1968


Beverly Hills, CA

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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

Lloyd Wright, Architect

Warwick Evans Residence


Los Angeles, CA

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Here, Wright's rich textural and ornamental tradition is fully resolved within a precise geometry, which reflects inside the perfection of nature outside. The residence is carefully sited within walled gardens on its nearly half acre site, & affords dramatic sunset vistas across the westside to the ocean. The meticulous renovation & restoration is celebrated in several publications including a cover feature in Architectural Digest. Includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, breakfast & dining area, family, living, office, pantry and powder.

André Bruyère, Architect

Modernist Villa, 1968


near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, FR

SOLD

This beautiful curvy villa with swimming pool was built in 1977 and arranged from 1991 to 2008, after a project drawn in 1968 by architect André Bruyère.

It is located in an olive grove at the foot of the Alpilles mountains, at 15 minutes by car from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 30 minutes from Arles, 35 minutes from the Avignon railway station and 45 minutes from Marseille airport.

The villa extends over a surface of 440 m². The main volumes shelters a vast entry hall, a spectacular 200 m² living room with a 5 m height under ceiling, a large kitchen and a bedroom. It is framed by three independent flats. The house also has a double garage as well as a 250 m²

XY Architects

La Maison


Paris, FR

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This contemporary family house was built in 2003 by the agency XY Architecture.
In a quiet street of the 14th arrondissement, it extends over a surface of 220 m² with a 80 m² fitted out basement and 100 m² of outdoor patios including a terraced roof. The 7 levels are served by a glass elevator.
The 1st floor accomodates a vast living room with 5,70 m of height under ceiling, accentuated by a 50 m² vertical garden realised by the botanist Patrick Blanc, famous for inventing the concept of green walls and for realising the green wall of the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. The living room is extended by the kitchen that opens on a patio and a small greenhouse. On the second

Theodore Pletsch

The Crowell Residence, 1967


Pasadena, CA

SOLD

The Crowell Residence, 1967, by architect Theodore Pletsch in collaboration with owner/decorator Jean Crowell. Eleven years after its completion, an article in the Los Angeles Times Home Magazine celebrated the timelessness of the property, attributing this quality to Crowell's design sense acquired while living abroad. Structures on-site exude a rare hybrid of the modern & the classical, combining an old-world sense of color & material with a contemporary sensibility. Three sets of massive glass doors open to the formal garden & Greco-Roman swimming pool, which was originally part of a sprawling Orange Grove estate by the venerable architecture firm Bennett &

Rudolph Schindler, Architect

Herman Sachs Apartments, 1926-40


Los Angeles, CA

SOLD

Manola Court, the Herman Sachs Apartments, 1926-40, Los Angeles County Museum of Art guide # D.4.5. Sixteen City view residences are sited on three separate parcels in Silver Lake.

Like an ancient European hill town, Schindler steps the buildings up the hillside, and creates a sense of community by interconnecting living space with garden walkways. The unique character of the individual units is unified and tied together with extended window fascia, and abstract ornamentation that organizes the massing of the spaces, as well as accentuating the dynamic vertical thrust of the buildings. International recognition of this low density garden complex strengthens eligibility