ROBERT FARQUHAR, ARCHITECT
VILLA DEL SOL
This 1907 Mediterranean Villa stands proudly atop a view-filled 3.642 acres. Made for entertaining, this home is fully updated yet still maintains the gorgeous, historic feeling of the original residence. Striking architectural design features you will only find in this one-of-a-kind home.
HARVEY INGERSOLL ROTHENBERG, ARCHITECT
The building is a maintenance free structure of corrugated aluminum siding and roofing situated on a heavily wooded 10 acre site in the Berkshires [MA] near Great Barrington. Cultural and outdoor activities; Tanglewood, Jacobs Pillow, skiing, hiking, biking, canoeing and tennis are present in the area.
Interior quarry tile flooring throughout with the exception of the bedrooms; and a natural wooded site require minimal or no care leaving you with no unwanted weekend chores to interfere with your fun. You can enjoy the deer and wild turkeys in their natural habitat.
There are all the expected amenities; a kitchen, dining room, double height living room with a wood burning fire place, screen porch, a separate television mezzanine, 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bathroom, a recreation room, wood shop,, attic storage area, zoned heating and central air conditioning plus a 60 foot interior 2 lane heated lap pool and steam room.
Depending on where you live in NYC it’s an easy 2 to 3 hour drive or a 2 plus hour drive from Boston/Cambridge. In short, if you like the photos, you’ll probably like the house.
BUFF AND HENSMAN, 1985-1988
This architectural landmark sits on 2.5 privately gated acres with mature landscaping and unobstructed sweeping views of Lake Mead. Concrete block and wrought iron fencing define and protect the property. The construction includes stucco, steel, split block, with a concrete foundation and a composite roof. The sliding windows and doors are bronze framed, dual glazed, and solar treated. There exsists teak wood cabinetry and paneling throughout, granite counter-tops, as well as imported Japanese tile flooring both indoors and outside. The three levels include an elevator, a negative edge pool and Jacuzzi, a private balcony off of the master suite and a poolside loggia.
GEORGE DEUTSCH, DESIGNER
EXPRESSIONIST MODERNISM ABOVE THE OUTPOST, 1963
George Deutsch, a master craftsman and cabinet maker from Germany, worked on a number of John Lautner’s projects. Closely involved with the Lautner office, George eventually built his own Lautner-designed house just around the corner from John’s famous Carling Residence. This property, just two doors from Deutsch’s Lautner House, has often been mistaken in the past for one by Lautner as well. But George built this house on his own. The design successfully reflects George’s deep immersion in the design concepts and esthetics honed while working in the Lautner circle. Carefully sited, the triangular two-story design seamlessly integrates the indoor space with the outdoors. Located in Upper Outpost Estates, the residence has views of the surrounding hills as well as the city, and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an outdoor spa surrounded by green space.
This 5.5 acre property in prestigious Delafield Island offers everything the discerning buyer seeks. Designed by a collaborator of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1938, this residence combines unsurpassed style with the highest quality materials echoing elements of the Guggenheim Museum. Curved walls capture exceptional light; extensive gardens, slate floors and flagstone terrace overlooking expansive lawn and mature trees. Master bedroom suite with fireplace, bath, dressing room, office and private balcony. Secluded yet convenient to train, beach and town. A sophisticated and very special property.
SPF:A ARCHITECTS – ZOLTON PALI, F.A.I.A.
THE CAVERHILL RESIDENCE, 2008
First Offering: There is no artifice in this striking work of architecture. Form, program, and detail are brilliantly resolved to serve the function of modern good living in a private space where indoor-outdoor distinctions disappear at will. Here, Zoltan Pali, F.A.I.A. carefully sites the residence for both mountain and ocean vistas on a wide, flat, private drive atop the highest ridge above Trousdale Estates. At the street, the residence is commanding in the Western architectural tradition, yet paradoxically affords a lifestyle of peaceful living in accord with nature in the Eastern architectural tradition, interpreted for the 21st Century.
HARWELL HAMILTON HARRIS, ARCHITECT
THE MARY AND LEE BLAIR RESIDENCE, 1939
A genuine Masterpiece of Southern California’s built environment. Following a meticulous multi-year restoration the property reflects a timeless brilliance in terms of siting, use of materials, use of space, suitability to purpose, and fully resolved architectural integrity. The magic of the artists’ residence and studio is alive and well, ready to enliven and enhance the life of the next special owner(s) whose lifestyle is compatible with this unique offering.
Visionary American Modernist Architecture – Famous Arts & Architecture magazine’s Case Study House 26 / Harrison House.
Visionary design by Beverley David Thorne, last living architect of the Case Study Program. This is a true, iconic modernist masterpiece.
Located in San Rafael’s Peacock Gap, this home was sponsored as a demonstration project by Bethlehem Steel Company and Twentieth Century Homes in 1962-1963. This is the only Case Study House in Northern California. On a sloping hillside, Thorne designed a four bedroom one level home with minimal excavation by offsetting the main living space from the entry/carport, creating a “space platform”.
This panoramic view home features steel framework, walls of sliding glass and a 10′ x 80′ open deck that runs the full length of the house allowing outdoor access from every room. The open floor plan & seamless integration of the indoor/outdoor flow speaks to how we live today. This is the best of California living. Extant / Intact condition – Lovingly cared for with respect and pride by the original and only owners, The Ketcham Family.
Peaceful and Private. Nature abounds. Close to golf, hiking & biking trails, restaurants, playground & windsurfing. The house is 1955 sq. ft. There are plans and renderings by Beverley Thorne for a 1400 sq. ft. addition below and pool. The oversized lot is a roomy 37,950 sq. ft. / .87 acre. Rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see or buy this notable gem.
Writing on architecture, Craig Ellwood has written: “The real art in architecture is not arbitrary style or ethereal symbolism, but the extent to which a building can evoke pleasure and profound emotion, the extent to which a building can spiritually uplift and inspire men while simultaneously reflecting the logic of the technique that alone can convey its validity to exit.” The Daphne Residence achieves these high art goals, conveying serenity by the symmetry of its design, precise detailing, and the subliminal effect of the immediate presence of the reflecting water in the courtyard pool. With its primary visual orientation across the broad expanse of the contiguous Burlingame Country Club golf course, the Daphne Residence continues to uplift and inspire all those who are sensitive to the gifts of true art. Residence includes maid’s and two car carport.
This luxurious villa of style loft arose from the transformation of a former factory of water company by an enthusiast of architecture. The former building metamorphosed into a place of unique and atypical life, a real industrial cathedral where the design furniture is close to the machines of the last century and where styles and materials get married marvelously.
It is located on the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) between Nice and Monaco, in an idyllic environment close to the Mediterranean Sea.
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