Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Winslow House, 1893


River Forest, IL

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As Frank Lloyd Wright's first independent commission, the William Winslow House served as a radical change to the traditional styled houses in the Oak Park/Forest River area of Chicago. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, the Winslow House's imposing facade consists of Roman brick on the first floor and an ornamental frieze wrapping the second floor. The first and second floor elevations of the house are clearly delineated by a central ridge line which adds additional volume to the overall feel of the design. With its broad, hipped roof line, the home predates Wright's Prairie Style vernacular architecture which later dominated many of Wright's


Los Feliz Museum Modern


Los Angeles, CA

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A house transformed. This is the result of a painstaking remodel of the original design that now evokes art-gallery comparisons.

Terrazzo and wood flooring brings a high level of sophistication to the residence. New, high quality window systems frame unbelievable city and mountain views from nearly every room.

A terraced rear yard with enclosed patio and an upper deck with spa provides for tranquil, outdoor entertaining. With a timeless design in the newer bathrooms and kitchen, here is a three bedroom, two and one-half bathroom property that is truly inspirational in nature; offered at a price that overcomes the challenges of today's marketplace. The

Frank O. Gehry, F.A.I.A.

Venice Angled Contemporary


Venice, CA

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Frank Gehry design utilizing the architect's signature angled surfaces within grand volumes. The orderly main level features an updated kitchen with living and dining area which open to the private garden. The upper level explodes vertically in space and light. Gehry's placement within the great volume of a loft style bedroom and balcony, as well as alcoves and niches, create a unique space suitable for a multitude of configurations.

Dan Dworsky, F.A.I.A.

Empire West Tower, 1964


Los Angeles, CA

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Dan Dworsky’s design of the award-winning Empire West Tower, 1964, is emblematic of late Modernism rendered by a master architect. The wide, deep balconies flanked by solid walls create a symmetrical rhythm of solid-void-solid that create a sculpted, muscular form that dominates the West Hollywood skyline. Dworsky further energized what might have been one large banal mass by indenting the building to appear to be two discreet towers. The architect’s ability to discipline form reflects his roots in influences in Early Modernists and his love of their ability to “clearly resolve” design issues. The recipient of numerous honors including awards from the Los Angeles Conservancy and the


The Murrow Residence


Westwood, CA

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First Offering: The Richard B. Murrow Residence, 1938; design by Frederich & Jones with updates & addition by Caspar Ehmcke, F.A.I.A. Murrow, Chief Aerodynamicist for the Hughes 'Spruce Goose' project selected a gentle promontory view site West of U.C.L.A. to construct what has become today a rare and desirable example of the Moderne family residence. All the hallmarks of the style are here: graceful interior and exterior proportions, steel framed corner windows, restrained use of rounded corner walls, and fine craftsmanship reflected in the built-in cabinetry, elegant floating spiral stairway, and rich detail. Ehmcke's careful modifications enhance visual flow to the patio and pool area

Michel Tortel, Architect

Deconstructionist Contemporary Home, 2005


near Aix-en-Provence, FR

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This genuine landscape-house with swimming pool is nested in greenery. Its geometric shape stems from the deconstructionist movement, along the same lines as the world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.

Up on the east side of the Mount Aurélien, it offers a panoramic view on the surrounding landscape while sheltering its residents of the Mistral wind. It is located at 20 minutes by car from Aix-en-Provence, 45 minutes from Marseille airport and 1h30 from Nice. There are stores and schools nearby. The house also enjoys many walking paths in enchanting settings.

Built on a 5600 m² plot, the house extends over a surface of 340 m². It includes on the ground floor a

James Delong, Architect

The Nowling Residence, 1962


La Habra Heights, CA

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Arguably, Frank Lloyd Wright's early work was the genesis of California's celebrated open plan modern living. Apprentice and Taliesin Fellow James De Long embraces the tradition at the Nowling Residence. The entertainment living spaces are carefully defined by fine cabinetry and built-ins, but flow one to the other, and outdoors to the pool and gardens which are set in an old avocado grove. The home is sited for both privacy, and to afford panoramic views across the City to the Ocean. The beauty of the design is not just for show: wide eaves protect the interiors from the summer sun while allowing the low winter sun to warm the interiors. The master bedroom suite commands the

Dennis Blair, Architect

The Schell House, 1958-59, 1964, 1999-2000, 2014


Long Grove, IL

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To those discerning few who refuse to settle: That perfect home you’ve been searching for is real. One that combines style, elegance, sophistication, space, modern convenience, proximity to everyday needs - in a top-rated school district, of course – and serenity to melt away life's pesky requirements in a setting of natural beauty. Wrapped up in an uncompromising, exquisite architectural form that simultaneously takes your breath away and yet feels familiar and comfortable, Dennis Blair’s “Schell House” ticks all the boxes on your Dream Home wish list. It’s a masterpiece symphony of form, materials and siting that offers endless opportunity for relaxation and


The Taggart House, 1922


Los Angeles, CA

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The Taggart House, 1922. City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Landmark #521. First offering since 1976. From its entry above on Live Oak Drive, the living space cascades to the dramatic 2-story living room with loft dining above, then out to the exotic gardens. City views are framed by the geometric-patterned leaded glass windows. Includes: 3 bedrooms, den, and 3 baths with Wrightian detailing throughout.

Jean-Claude Mazet, Architect

Villa Guardia


Conca, FR

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A true architectural jewel, this organic villa was designed by architect Jean-Claude Mazet in 1974. Located on a hillside by the sea in south Corsica, it is about 15 minutes away from Port-Vecchio by car. The villa extends over 500 sq ft and unfolds with flowy and curvy spaces. It accommodates a beautiful circular living room with a round sitting room and chimney, a dining room, a mezzanine lounge and beautiful panoramic terraces.

A kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a garage complete the property. Located in a preserved 3.2-acre park that extends to the sea, the property has been landscaped by a botanist and is planted with numerous Mediterranean, African and