Edward Durell Stone, Architect The Walter H. Johnson Residence, 1954

  Departing from the Modernist institutional designs that brought Edward Durell Stone international acclaim, the Johnson residence, with it’s wood and glass façade and A-frame design, is no less significant than his large-scale public commissions. [read more] … Continue reading

James Yates, Architect – The William Carnegie Estate, 1923

Following in Addison Mizner’s popular ornamented Mediterranean Revival style that defined the Florida coast throughout much of the 1920s, Jack Yates’ design for William Carnegie is a prime example of grand waterfront living. Colloquially known as “Lucindia,” a contraction of … Continue reading

Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A. The Tremaine Estate, 1955

Contemporary art collector Emily Tremaine’s eighteenth century farmhouse provided Philip Johnson the perfect template for adding a Modernist aesthetic to the three-hundred year old property. Johnson’s forward-thinking redesign, including the addition of a large glass pavilion, provides a striking juxtaposition … Continue reading

Philip Johnson, F.A.I.A. The Henry Ford II House / Halcyon Lodge

Halcyon Lodge is one of Southampton’s original nineteenth century stick-style Victorian estates and was the longtime Summer estate of auto magnate Henry Ford II. In 1951 Ford and his wife commissioned Modernist architect Phillip Johnson to design a glass pavilion … Continue reading

Seattle, Washington: Tom Kundig, Architect, Studio House, 1997

The Studio House stands as Tom Kundig’s breakthrough project – one that brought him in contact with a patron who was excited to experiment with raw materials in creating an interactive dwelling that was “rooted in the past, yet predictive … Continue reading

Chicago: The Ben and Frances Rose House

Built in 1953, the Rose House was designed by architect, museum curator, and Illinois Institute of Technology teacher A. James Speyer for textile designers Ben and Frances Rose. A. James Speyer, a well-known architect known for designing in the modern … Continue reading