Leslie Gooday designed this home in 1962 for himself. It is almost a rule for me that I never show a empty home but man, there is something so beautiful about this home combined with the fact that it is empty. The first two pictures are of the home at its completion in 1967 and now it is currently on the market. There are so many amazing angles and textures to be found. There are an abundance of original features and builtins that have gone untouched. Make sure to go read more about this amazing mid century time capsule.
This modern pool house by ACT ROMEGIALLI is an “extension” if you will to an existing 1900 liberty building. The clients requested that the pool house would not interfere with the existing landscape. Subsequently the house almost sits subterranean compared the home. The pool house was meant to be a complete separate structure and experience than the main house. There is a subtle path that walks one out to find the oasis. I love how modern and clean the exterior and interiors are.
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Philip Johnson’s Wiley House is currently on the market. I know we have all seen the house, well most of us. A complete dream house in all of the right ways. The juxtaposition of the old and new work in complete harmony. “Frank Gallipoli, president of an energy trading firm and art enthusiast, moved into the home in 1994 and found that, despite its pedigree, it needed work. He replaced the glass panels with double-paned windows, following the initial drawings. While any new owner can take advantage of Gallipoli’s work, there’s one aspect of living in the Wiley home that can’t be replicated. Gallipoli got to know Johnson during the end of the architect’s life, and even visited him at his famous glass house.” So if any of you have 14 million you have been saving for a house I would just go ahead and make the offer.
This mid century designed by H.P. Davis ‘Deever’ Rockwell is currently for sale in Olympia Fields IL. Davis was a student of Mies van der Rohe. AIA award in 1965. Maybe this could be called “the other glass house”, what an amazing structure. First thought will all of the glass was privacy but that is quickly resolved by all of the lush vegetation surrounding the home. Let’s not forget the Terrazzo floors, they have to be one of my favorite floor finished in MCM homes. The house looks so solid, a true test of time.
The Hide House by Cullinan Studio has a nice contemporary understated feel. The house was built around the clients mid century furniture collection. Could any of use have a house built around our furniture collection? Slowly raises hand. That staircase is like a functional sculpture, it would have been fun to fabricate. Overall the house is nice and minimal with clean lines, a perfect blank canvas for art and furniture.The last picture says it all, you know why it is called the hide house.
A designed space that goes by the name of Lo.Spazio was created by David Lovatti, an amazing photographer. The space was borne to host photo shoots, presentations, art exhibitions and events. The polished concrete floor and the white architectural events lend themselves as a blank canvas to showcase what ever event is taking place. It truly is a beautiful space and I love how it is staged in these photos. Click “READ MORE” to visit the site and the work of David Lovatti.