17 posts tagged design
17 posts tagged design
Mid-century modern homes with all the right curves.
This 6-bed, 5-bath contemporary design really is a beauty. From the bucolic settings, to the fresh interiors, to the fact that the property’s 1.4 acres is zoned for horses, this house has ample ability to make jaws drop. Set in the canyons above Los Angeles, CA, the home was designed to make the most of its peaceful surroundings. The outdoors are warmly welcomed in through abundant windows and semi-transparent fiberglass walls, which admit light while still preserving privacy.
This listing in Pasadena, California has two homes on the same lot. The two Craftsman cottages have been completely upgraded with new copper plumbing, new appliances and more. The property features mature fruit trees and each home has a private courtyard, one with an additional grassy yard. These homes are listed with Realtor Adam Brett for $974,800.
These comfy couches, with their tufted upholstery and rolled arms and backs are the ultimate combination of formality and relaxation. They look like they belong in the wood-paneled library of some distinguished English club. But with some cool color updates, they can look equally at home in just about any décor environment. Here are some of our absolute favorites.
When Leonardo da Vinci said that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” I highly doubt he was speaking of mid-century Danish design. But there the truth lies: the clean, uncluttered lines of Denmark have become the ultimate in elegant sophistication. As a testament to this trustworthy statement, take a seat in these pivotal works by four of Denmark’s most well-known mid-century designers.
Leave it to celebrated organic architect Bart Prince to liven up an otherwise dull Tuesday. Newly listed in Santa Fe, NM is one of the Albuquerque-based designer’s more angular constructs, a triangular manifestation known as the Glorieta House. Previously been profiled in Architectural Digest, the stunning property blends itself to its picturesque, red rock backdrop much like a chameleon to its surroundings. And rightfully so, as the $1.495 million home just so happens to have been built on a site of historical importance, which has been detailed on the Glorieta House’s very own website.
In today’s installment of mid-century modern dwellings for sale, we have a delightful Buff, Straub & Hensman design that is new to the market in Beverly Hills, CA. Known as the ‘Edwards House’ – AIA President-signed letter of authenticity included – the property was designed by the trio of architect studs for a Mr. and Mrs. Duffy Edwards way back in 1959, and is now there for the taking after being listed by its current owner for $2.35 million.
An epic, moat-surrounded architectural masterpiece that was once used as the backdrop for hip-hop artist Birdman’s 2010 single ‘Fire Flame’ (NSFW/language) has hit the market in Miami, FL. Designed and owned by master builder Charles Sieger of Sieger Suarez, the magnificent castle manse serves as a lesson in dynamic lines and flawless symmetry.
Currently for sale in Boston, MA, is this beautiful piece of architectural history known as The Mason House. Designed by prestigious Boston architects Rotch & Tilden and built in 1883 for William Powell Mason, this 11-bed, 14-bath colonial mansion is a lovely example of the slightly amorphous Queen Anne school of architecture.
If you are a fan of Jennifer Aniston’s recent purchase of an A. Quincy Jones manse in Bel Air, CA, then be sure to check out this particular masterpiece by the esteemed architect, which just hit the L.A. real estate market for $6.95 million. Built in 1962, the newly listed post-and-beam design resides on a secluded, three-quarter-acre lot in Beverly Hills, CA, and displays the same organic balance of form, light and space that is synonymous with Jones-built homes.
Peter Jackson is back on the Tolkien train. This year, the venerated director will return with ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, the prequel to the popular ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Already the buzz is building, and fans are gearing up for yet another round of Middle Earth madness. For the super-fan, it’s your turn to get in on the action: take up residence in this 4-bed, 6-bath home that channels the fantastical spirit of Tolkien’s timeless tomes.
This Bel Air modern was designed by David Thompson of Assembledge+ and Billy Rose. Thompson, the principal of Assembledge+, was raised in Hollywood and is committed to “extending the city’s history of architectural innovation,” per the firm’s website. Thompson’s Bel Air design certainly drives that point home.