Studio City, California
At the Virzintas Penthouse, 1966, Neutra breaks form, completing one of his very few additions to an existing structure. Remarkably, the residence lives and breathes as one of the rare seminal Neutra houses. It just happens to be built on top of a 1940’s duplex that continues to provide income for the owner. Neutra’s principle of living in nature is present in the two bedroom/two bathroom unit as the glass walled public spaces and master bedroom open to a treetop roof-deck with perimeter reflecting pond. Even here in this densely urban location, within walking distance to Ventura Boulevard shopping and restaurants, there is nature near. Some planting required.
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.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest Usonian house located on beautiful Lake Mendota in Madison Wisconsin.
The Pew House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by his right hand man, Wesley Peters, a civil engineer in 1940. Built of red tide water cypress and local limestone, the house is cantilevered over a natural ravine and is often compared to Falling Water. Updated and refurbished for modern living but not changed from the original, this is a rare jewel that has had only two owners in sixty-six years. Included are three original Wright designed tables. It is located in the most desirable residential area in Madison on a 8000 acre Lake. Yet, it is very close to the University of Wisconsin, downtown, shopping and the new 250 million Overture Center For The Arts.
A very rare opportunity.
The Gantvoort Residence, 1947.
As one drives down the curving private drive into the glen, only the vaulted metal roof hints of the drama of the architecture – all is hidden. Embarking on the parking plaza one searches for entry, it must be down that long narrow path along the front of the structure.
There is a sense of mystery as one proceeds, but upon entering all is revealed. Here is shelter, light, and warmth. Wood trim softens and integrates the exposed steel trusses supporting the ceiling. Inclined glass walls look out to the natural pool and gardens. Living at one within nature is the gift. Includes: open plan living area, 3 bedrooms, two baths, and original pool on nearly an acre site.
Commanding the highest point in Greenwich, this venerable English-inspired manor of historic distinction embraces the coveted seclusion of four-plus spectacular acres on a private backcountry road. Introduced by a formal brick and cobblestone inlaid walled courtyard, the impressive 5,600+SF residence is distinguished by its sophisticated floor plan, handsome Holland brick façade with leaded casement windows and Ludowici tile roof. The residence was completely restored in 2005 maintaining the splendor, purity and refinement of original 1930s-era design by Harrie T. Lindeberg, one of the 20th century’s most prominent architects renowned for his remarkable country houses. Beautifully proportioned, brilliantly detailed rooms highlighted by cast plaster ceilings, wooden moldings, pedimented doorways with carved surrounds, and exotic walnut, rosewood and mahogany flooring. The grand three-exposure living room opens to a loggia overlooking a landscaped walled garden centered on a Shoreline pool. A stunning formal dining room, richly detailed library, and two of five family bedrooms served by five radiant-heated baths are enriched with exquisite and rare antique fireplaces. The luxurious master suite features a romantic balcony, walk-in closets and separate his/her marble baths. Completing the layout is a main floor powder room and a family/recreation room with fireplace on the lower level. The expansive stone terrace with distant westerly views leads into a majestic brick-walled garden providing exceptional outdoor venues for gracious entertaining.
Los Angeles, California
First offering since 1948: The historic Alfred Newman Estate with original residence by architect Lloyd Wright.
Here, contiguous to Rustic Creek, this astonishing 2.6 plus acre property with a natural spring for irrigation sweeps into the old Dallugge avocado grove providing ample room for horses, stables, corral, riding arena, & a broad playing field. Wright sited the residence above to provide commanding views of the sylvan country setting.
A family residence, but also designed for entertaining, and regular evening musical concerts. Residence includes: open plan entertainment areas, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, den, laundry and wine cellar. Wright’s site plan also incorporates his signature hexagonal pool, greensward, and gardens.
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