If you are not familiar with Hilderbrandt Studio, it might be a good idea to do so. The Kelsey & Ladd House’s interiors were styled for listing purposes and they look amazing and fit the home perfectly. Since the last time I featured their work the studio has grown into something beautiful.
“An extensive selection of ceramic vessels by UCLA artists David Cressey and Robert Maxwell, dating from the 1960s through the 1970s, make the ceramics section particularly notable.”
Mid century in Urbana Illinois is this amazing 1967 home. The home was design by architect John Replinger. I have always loved this configuration. A “U” or horse shoe shape with walls of glass facing inward. If I get the opportunity to build/design my own home some day this will be it, I pretty much have it planned in my head. The interior brick wall adds a nice textural surface. At this price I need to move in pronto!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Gerald B. Tonkens house for is currently for sale. Maybe this is old news but it is recent news to me. I guess I haven’t been a super fan of Wright but I have a good appreciation for this home. This is the first time the house had been offered for sale. It has been lived in and meticulously cared for by the original owners. The most impressive design elements are the concrete blocks. There were 11 different block patterns used throughout the project. The ceilings are simply amazing, could you imagine living in this home?
This 17th Century house restoration is a quite a nice marriage of old and new. I appreciate that some of the history was left for future residents to experience. The bricks walls and wooden beams will be a constant reminder of what the house once was. I also appreciate the juxtaposition of the new next to the old. The ground floor doubles as an art gallery. The home is currently on the market.
House in Joanópolis by UNA Architects was a 3 year project that resulted in an amazing, what they call it, a condo. I like the structure of the house, the feeling of a low one level house that has walls that open up to the outside. The stone for the walls were gathered locally. The stone walls were created using and older technique to give the house definition an texture. This brings new meaning to what I think of when I hear the word “condo”.
This house in Villarcayo by Pereda Pérez Arquitectos is a minimal masterpiece. The first thing I noticed, and maybe I am no that observant but I love how the garage blends into the house much like putting cabinet faces on a refrigerator hides your refrigerator. I haven’t seen a lot of this technique but it does a great job at simplifying the exterior of the house. The concrete body with the glass walls mixed with vertical running wood slats equals stunning in my book, if I had a book. Every room of this house is an exercise in minimal and it work so well.