The Connected House With Underground Pool by Jakob+MacFarlane

The Maison Connectée (Connected House) by architects Jakob+MacFarlane is a large modern, vertical 8,600 square foot residential home connected, via an underground level, to an unassuming 19th century Villa in Boulogne-Billancort, France. Read more

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Casa Balint by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos [35+ photos]

Spain’s Fran Silvestre Architects are known for large, modern, monolithic white homes with sparkling turquoise swimming pools. Usually linear or angular, the elliptical Casa Balint is a slight departure from their usual designs. Read more

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The Retrospect Vineyards Residence by Swatt | Miers Architects.

Retrospect Vineyard by Swatt Miers

This is the type of home about which I dream. Designed for a sophisticated couple with two children who moved to Sonoma County from Singapore, this stunning modern home and connected guest house is surrounded by 20 acres of Pinot noir vineyards. Read more

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A Paragon Of Modern Organic Architecture, The Desert House by Ken Kellogg (60 Photos)

Desert House by Ken Kellogg

The Desert House – or The Joshua Tree House as it’s been called – is owned by Jay Doolittle, who started building the house in 1987 with his wife, Bev. Completed in 1993, this 4,643 square foot modern estate tucked away in Joshua Tree has been carefully designed, elaborated upon, crafted and finessed for 27 years and is now on the market for the first time. Read more

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Historic Schindler Home In Los Angeles Can Now Be Rented For Short-Term Stays.

Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House, perched at the top of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, was designed by architect R.M. Schindler in 1936 and is considered one of the city’s masterworks of Modern architecture. Read more

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Marvelous Modern Mountain Home In Truckee, California is a Prefab Hybrid.

Sagemodern Prefab

This magnificent and inviting modern mountain home, Martis Camp #246, by Sagemodern is located in Truckee, California. Part of this home was actually prefabricated offsite in a Utah factory and the dining room/ great room were built onsite, making it what the architect, Paul Warner, calls a prefab hybrid. Read more

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Modernist Healdsburg Home With Pool on West Dry Creek Road by Dowling Studios.

modernist healdsburg home by dowling studios

This lovely modernist 3,500 square foot custom home with detached carport and a swimming pool in Healdsburg, California has expansive views of the Dry Creek Valley. Read more

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Villa Amanzi, A Modern Cantilevered Villa on Phuket’s Coast Available To Rent.

Modern Cantilevered Villa

I don’t know if you’re planning a trip anytime soon, but if you were considering Thailand, this Phuket villa ought to be on your list. This jaw-dropping vacation rental is located on a little-known stretch of coastline in Kamala, with its sheltered coves, dramatic cliffs, tropical forest, picturesque hills and crystal waters. Read more

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Unable To Sell Their Neutra Home, Vidal Sassoon & Wife Ronnie Update It Instead.


above: Ronnie and Vidal Sassoon renovated the Singleton House, built by architect Richard Neutra in 1959; this photograph replicates a classic image of the property by Julius Shulman.

In the 2011 April issue of Architectural Digest, the magazine featured a Neutra home by the legendary mid-century modern architect. The iconic house, named the Singleton Home, had been owned by Vidal Sassoon and his wife Ronnie since 2004. Read more

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