|November 7, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern|
What a beauty. This is one of those special once-in-a-lifetime properties that captures all the sentiments we want and inspires us to even more greatness at the same time. Wow, talk about waking up and facing the day…. I’d open my eyes and have my coffee at this beautiful home any day of the week. And if we’re going there, I’ll take that glass of wine at night while the lights of the city twinkle in the horizon. Amazing!
Started in 1957 and completed in 1976, the one-story house features floor-to-ceiling windows, a den/office, a library/study, three bedrooms and four bathrooms. There’s a guesthouse with a darkroom, a carport, a swimming pool and a tennis court on the 1.26-acre property.Views take in the mountains, cityscape and ocean.Lautner, who died in 1994 at 83, was known for his Modernist designs and space-age vision. Among his most well-known homes is L.A.’s octagonal Chemosphere house.
|August 22, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
We are in LOVE with The Agency’s newest real estate gem overlooking Sunset Strip in LA. The home is well-designed with a perfect mix of natural elements and modern design. Check out the amazing sculptural steel wall – architecture as art. And, of course, we love the indoor-outdoor flow throughout the home, floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, sparkling pools and water features, spa-bath luxury, and a to-die for view. Best way to live in LA.
The Agency’s description really says it best….
Designed for Glamorous Lateral Entertaining, fully integrated for Indoor/Outdoor Living; one area flows seamlessly into the next without one single square inch of wasted space! Gated entry opens to pool, whose steps lead up to a covered heated outdoor dining room — solid bespoke sliding doors open up to a 60 foot living room with walls of glass showcasing the breathtaking vistas of LA at one’s feet; and also to the open kitchen, guest bedroom with more views and en-suite bathroom beyond. Flow Flow Flow — a massive Wall of Water flows down into a discreetly tucked away Spa Area with Cold plunge pool and Hot spa, directly accessible to the over sized lower deck.
See more of this amazing house at the Agency’s website, click below for more!
|July 20, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
Windows the size of garage doors retract completely in this home so you can walk right out onto huge terraces suspended above the crashing surf. The nearly 12,000-square-foot home took 10 years to design and construct with dozens of amenities including a steam room, theater and a 12-car garage, but the sparkling Emerald Bay is the ultimate amenity. Huge walls of glass put it front and center.
|June 25, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Hotels & Resorts, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design|
Dreaming of a dreamy pool cabana? A place to escape from the sun or nap after a swim in the pool? Have a cool drink and feel like your on vacation at home? We saw the cabana at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and fell in love. The modern open design of the wood cabana keeps things breezy, but without having to sacrifice good design. Gorgeous!
|June 16, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design|
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Fawcett House in 1955 and completed it in 1961. The angled architecture is stunning and we love the triangular pool. We want that triangular fire pit at our house too!
Frank Lloyd Wright called the modern style of this house as purely American-style architecture, with all its angles and glass and concrete. The 120-degree angles used by Wright in the walls, windows and roofline help to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space, not to mention making for an awe-inspiring experience. The repetition of the angles creates a sense of continuity and flow.
The Fawcett house has been on and off the market. It was listed for as much as $2.7M back in 2009, but then the price apparently was dropped by a million dollars in 2011. As of the date of this post, it was removed from active listing in Feb. 2012 according to Zillow.
|June 9, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Naturally Modern, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
We found this gorgeous slice of modern beach heaven in an article in Homelife Australia discussing how to fit a pool in an irregular space. We think a pool in this triangular shape would be perfect in any space. It has a mid-century vibe channelling the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and A. Quincy Jones. And, of course, its right on the sand, which makes it even more perfect – swim in ocean or pool overlooking the ocean, yes please!
Photo credit: Adam Jones, Homelife.com.au
Via Naturally Modern’s Pinterest.
|June 2, 2014||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Houses We Love, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales|
A. James Speyer’s mid century modern glass and steel house has just sold for $1.06 million. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 5,300 square feet home was built in 1953 for textile designers Ben and Frances Rose. Later, a complementary glass pavilion was added about 50 feet from the house. The glass walls literally blur the lines between indoor and outdoor and is situated in a wooded area of Chicago, cantilevered over a ravine.
The sleek house was featured in John Hughes’ 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as the home of Cameron Frye (played Alan Ruck).
The Sotheby’s listing had amazing photos of the home, retrieved from Midcenturia.com:
|November 11, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Beach Houses, Houses We Love, Indoor-Outdoor, Interior Design, Naturally Modern, Notable Real Estate Sales, Outdoor Design, Vacation Homes|
Modernist architect Rudolph Schindler used movable concrete forms to create El Pueblo Ribera Court. This concrete, glass and redwood unit is one of six with views of legendary surfing beach Windansea.
Location: Windansea Beach, La Jolla 92037.
Year built: 1923
Architect: Rudolph Schindler
House size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attached 2-car garage, ocean-view deck, bonus studio suite. 1,400 square feet.
Features: Redwood-beam ceilings, 1,500-square-foot deck, roof deck soaking tub, San Diego historic site designation, Mills Act property tax reduction. (via In La Jolla, a Schindler with a view – latimes.com.)
We love the way Rudolph Schindler designed this home for indoor-outdoor living. The home is U-shaped around the patio/courtyard with all the doors and windows opening up to truly experience the outdoors as an essential part of living in the home. The polished concrete floors shine with the overhead tech lighting system “floating” in between each of the redwood beams overhead. This house was definitely modern in 1023 and it is still modern by todays standards. The owners did an amazing job of adding their design sensibility with the furnishings (Kenneth Conbonpue) while letting the house itself continue to be the star.
(Photos: Jason Michael Lang Photography)
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Home Spa, Interior Design, Naturally Modern|
Here is our pin of the week! The indoor, built in-ground, concrete hot tub. We love how the rim of the tub is seamless with the floor. It looks like you could walk on water. And the horizontal fireplace built into a wall of stone the length of the tub is perfection of design.
|November 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Architecture, Naturally Modern, Vacation Homes|
Love seeing modern architecture and design find its way into mountain homes. SFgate.com just published a story highlighting the trend in modern design architecture in the small community of Martis Camp in Truckee, California.
Contemporary designs are gaining ground in several Tahoe locales, from Incline Village to Alpine Meadows, from Tahoe Donner to Tahoe City, but they are most abundant in Martis Camp, the new gated community near Truckee. Forty to 50 percent of the more than 100 homes under construction or finished at Martis Camp speak the visual language of the early 20th century International Style: flat or low-sloping roofs, short or no overhanging eaves, open floor plans, and long spans of steel. Exterior ornament has disappeared, and plate-glass walls reveal wide vistas. Lightweight, steel-supported roofs seem more related to sky than earth.
Inside, ambience is achieved through the infiltration of light and the arrangements of space and materials, rather than with the applied ornament of wainscoting and trim.
“In our area there has been a preconception that peaked roofs and multiple layers of details were requirements of mountain architecture,” says architect Clare Walton of Walton Architecture and Engineering in Tahoe City. “Recently we have seen success in utilizing clean lines, especially in the roofscapes.”
via Modern architecture gets foothold at Tahoe – SFGate. Photo credit: Vance Fox Photography / SF