19 posts tagged modern
19 posts tagged modern
Holy Monday, thank you Tom Phifer and Partners. Taking away our back-to-work blues this fine afternoon is a stunning modern compound in Taghkanic, NY designed by the New York-based architectural firm. Appropriately named the “Taghkanic House,” Phifer’s award-winning modern construct, which has been listed for $6.75 million, is an elaborate modern mash-up of glass and steel, but one that takes a rather ingenious, subterranean twist.
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.
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.
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.
The infatuation with mid-century design is back in full swing and many a homebuyer, especially those house shopping in the Southern California area, will be on the lookout for those mid-century modern gems. The overwhelming interest in California Modern architecture makes the listing of an exceptional Boyd E. Georgi design in Burbank, CA, a rarity for that neck of the woods, all the more appealing. Built in the vision of iconic post-war developer Joseph Eichler, whose architectural touch can be seen up and down coastal California, the sleek mod underwent a full rehab by the current owners a few years back and is now there for the taking after being listed $839,000.
The hit show ‘Mad Men’ is (finally) returning to the airwaves this Sunday, beginning its fifth season on the AMC Network. Fans are anxiously awaiting the next chapter in the story of Don Draper et al., and if the building media buzz is any indication, this season will be well-watched and endlessly analyzed. We’re just as excited as the next fan for the new season, and we’re celebrating in our own unique way: here’s five pieces of mid-mod architecture for the Mad Man (or Woman) in you.
No, that’s not Fred Flintstone foot-driving his way up to this unique Bedrock-esque house in Malibu, California, but the property is home to a legendary Hollywood personality: Dick Clark. The Los Angeles Times reports that the esteemed television host and his wife, Kari, have recently put the eye-catching property up for sale and are asking $3.5 million for the retreat.
John Lautner’s Schwimmer House. This iconic 1982 design employs Bouquet Canyon Stone, wood, and walls of glass in a 4 acre architectural compound with city and ocean views.
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.
Rudolf Schindler’s How House in Los Angeles was restored in 2004 by architect/contractor Jeff Fink, who has worked on a number of L.A. Schindler designs. The 1925 home is a registered Historic-Cultural Monument and features a garden designed by Richard Neutra, which was uncovered during the 2004 renovation.