John Lautner, Architect

The Anne Baxter Remodel

Los Angeles, CA


The Anne Baxter Remodel First offering since 1966. Virtually unknown today, this longtime residence of agent Hal Gefsky hides Lautner's explosive open plan interiors, designed for Frank Lloyd Wight's granddaughter, behind an original Norman Facade. Photos at the Getty Research Institute reveal the exciting potential to restore a unique Hollywood celebrity lifestyle where entertaining is the focus of the lower level privacy & self fulfillment the space above.

Kenneth Wing, Sr. & Edward Killingsworth, F.A.I.A.

Dr. L.L. Cowley Residence, 1954

Long Beach, CA


Dr. L.L. Cowley selected this sylvan grove of sycamores on over a third of an acre. From the exterior, the house retains the architectural elements that are a trademark of Kenneth S. Wing's beach aesthetic: board and batten siding, a front entrance that consists of a breezeway and courtyard built on descending levels, a highly articulated roof line, and mullioned and bay windows leading to the front entry. The interior's long expanses of glass, the brick fireplace and carefully scaled rooms overlooking the swimming pool were all done in a style that Killingsworth would become known for. With a formal dining room area, en suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and baths, the

Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A.

The Spanner Residence, 1968

Woodland Hills, CA


A north-facing hillside presents a special challenge. At the Spanner Residence (1968) mid-century master architect Rex Lotery, F.A.I.A. developed a solution in which light and space are gloriously one. Completely unlike Lotery’s sprawling one-story Trousdale designs, here a vertical 2-story exterior suggests a conventional division into ground-floor public spaces and walled-off upper sleeping floor. At entry the visitor discovers instead a series of interlocking volumes and spaces on multiple levels unfolding as one progresses from one to the next. Light suffuses all, from mitered corner windows and high clerestories. Yet each space is clearly and functionally defined. Patios, pool and

Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect

The Winslow House, 1893

River Forest, IL


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


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


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


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


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


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


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