Joseph Olbrich, Hochzeitsturm, Darmstadt, Germany, 1907
On ne construit pas la grandeur de la France avec de l’eau tiède et du chloroforme.
When we were in Palm Springs last month, we checked out Richard Neutra Kaufmann House, a 1946 glass, steel and stone landmark. Today, I came across an interesting New York Times article from 2007 when the Kaufmann House was up for auction at Christie’s New York. It sold for an astounding $19.1 million, but the sale would later fall out of escrow for unknown reasons. Last year, theKaufmann House was listed slightly below $13 million by Crosby Doe. I believe it is now off the market, and is occupied on alternating weekends by Brent and Beth Harris, who restored the home in the mid-90s. The Kaufmann House has a fascinating history and was hugely influential in shaping post-war Modernism. It also played a part in reviving interest in mid-century homes, thanks in part to the Christie’s auction… (via The Kaufmann House: A Look Back)
The Millard House, or “La Miniatura”, was recognized by Frank Lloyd Wright as his earliest Usonian house and was the first of Wright’s residences to utilize his textile block building system. The home includes a detached studio, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 kitchens, living room, formal dining room, and semi-attached garages. Following a multi-year restoration, the 4,230 square foot home is now back on the market… (via Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House In Pasadena)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House 2607 Glendower Los Angeles, CA 90027 4 BR, 4.5 BA $15,000,000 $10,495,000 $7,495,000 Sold for $4,500,000 on July 18th, 2011. One of the most recognizable of Frank Lloyd Wright’s many famous homes, the Enni (via Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House)
The historic Samuel-Novarro house, built in 1928 by Lloyd Wright, is on the market.The 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,690 square foot home is located in the exclusive Los Feliz Oaks and has been completely restored, featuring an enclosed pool and beautiful architectural details. It’s long been a celebrity home, past owners include Leonard Bernstein, Diane Keaton and Christina Ricci. Listed for $4.195M.
When writing this post, I considered playing it cool, but I’m going to just come out and say it. I’m in love with this house! The Norton House, designed by Buff & Hensman in 1954, is my dream house. Rob and I have been emailing each other all afternoon like lovestruck teenagers, head over heels for this stunning 1,881 square foot, mid century, post-and-beam. Just look at that open floor plan! The cork flooring! The floor to ceiling walls of glass! (via The Norton House By Buff & Hensman)
The Scott House, designed by Pierre Koenig in 1956, is an example of Koenig’s early work in steel and glass and is one of only five projects predating his Case Study work. This residence is a precursor to the Bailey House (Case Study House #21) built in 1958 and to Koenig’s most well-known work, the Stahl House (Case Study House #22), which was built in 1960. The Scott House is virtually unaltered and as with all Koenig’s designs, it looks strikingly modern over 50 years later. (via Pierre Koenig’s Scott House In Tujunga)
Materials science FTW
"The Exam" - short film (Great Ending) (by ridgefilms)