Dressed the Part by Bryan Anthony Mix one part fashion icon, one part architectural legend, a dash of Mad Men and serve neat. Fashion designer Tom Ford’s keen eye for style is on display in his recent directorial debut. A … Continue reading
Ray Kappe, F.A.I.A. The Scheimer Residence The Strand, Manhattan Beach, California (Article written in Dutch) … Continue reading
City’s Best Realtors When it comes to being one of the top-producing Realtors, it takes a certain combination of skills, expertise and personality to achieve client trust. Crosby Doe Since 1974, Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, Inc. has represented … Continue reading
A Collector’s Item by Gloria Mattioni featuring ‘The Schaffer House’ – Glendale, California in the ‘Architettura’ Section (pages 182 to 194) On the hills of Los Angeles stands Schaffer House, an example of how the passion of a collector can … Continue reading
Agent 90210 by Katya Tylevich Robert E. Bacon was an architect at Craig Ellwood before becoming a broker in the sale of houses featured in history books. “I have a grudging respect for architects who can persuade clients to build … Continue reading
Article in ‘Investment’ section of PRIME Magazine, China’s luxury magazine. This article is on Contemporary Estate Investment in America (page 146 to 149). It features Frank Lloyd Wright’s Crown Jewel – ‘The Millard House’, 1923 in Pasadena, California. Also … Continue reading
Winter Real Estate by Todd Longwell The general view of historic architecture in Los Angeles is summed up by a scene in the 1991 film “L.A. Story” in which the character played by Steve Martin boasts to a … Continue reading
Lubken Ranch, a 759-acre property at the foot of Mount Whitney, is on the market for the first time in 50 years. Lubken is a working cattle ranch – with water rights that the Los Angeles Department of Water … Continue reading
This rare jewel, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a breathtaking example of his organic architecture, one block from the Lake. The beauty of the dramatic 1.9 acres with panoramic ravine unfolds through soaring walls of glass. The interior consists of exposed brick, mahogany, glass, a floating staircase and innumerable built-in features. Meticulous renovations include an updated kitchen, 3.1 bathrooms, 1 3-car garage, a 500 square foot family/media room addition, and exterior deck/patio.
Against the splendid backdrop of the Kohala Mountains, the estate is a short distance from the Kohala coastline. The Mauna Lani Resort and Mauna Kea Golf Club are close by.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1869’1959) is widely considered the greatest American architect of all time. In a brilliant career spanning more than 60 years, Wright designed over 1000 buildings, approximately 300 of which were built. Wright conceived this magnificent passive solar hemicycle home in 1954. It was built in 1996 on a spectacular 2.82-acre promontory overlooking a seasonal stream, with breathtaking views of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai Mountains. Constructed in conjunction with Wright’s firm Taliesin Architects, the residence received certification from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation as an original, one-time only Wright design and is the only Wright home in Hawaii. This distinguished offering provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a architectural masterpiece.
This extraordinary residence reflects Wright’s principles of organic design, utilizing natural materials and forms that complement the landscape. Inviting yet spacious, the 3,700+ square foot home provides 4 bedrooms, 3 ‘ baths, 2 fireplaces and a natural rock hot tub outdoors.