Famous Homes on the Market
Ever since the Georgian mansion from Home Alone went on the market in May, we've wondered about the other iconic houses for sale. We’ve gathered a short list of notable nests with a modern feel, from a classic Frank Lloyd Wright in Houston to Dennis Hopper’s Venice Beach house. Whether you’re on a house hunt or just want to window shop, take a peek at these masterpieces.
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- It might have seemed like an oxymoron to Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s a reality in this Boston photographer’s flat, designed to fit into a preexisting 1,500-square-foot space.
- Got a spare $7.7 million? Then please buy Frank Lloyd Wright's newly restored Millard House, aka La Miniatura, and open it up on weekends for the public.
The MAK Center will present its Architecture Tour 2009 by featuring seven mid-century residences dating from 1926 through 1964.
The list of houses on the tour include:
How House, R.M. Schindler, 1926
McAlmon House, R.M. Schindler, 1935
Avenel Homes Cooperative, Gregory Ain, 1946-48
Schrage House, Raphael Soriano, 1951
Alexander House, Harwell Harris, 1940-41
Hansen House, Harwell Harris, 1950-51
Moore House, Craig Ellwood, 1964
The tour is designed to be "self-drive," but shuttle bus and lunch options are available for an additional fee.
Shuttle Bus - $60 in addition to ticket price
Lunch - $18.50 in addition to ticket and/or shuttle bus price
- From Luis Barragán's Mexico City residence to the Alvar Aalto House in Helsinki, we share ten architects' dwellings that are now museums.
- Small spaces have been on our mind (check out our June 2009 "Think Smaller" issue), and they’ve also been on the minds of the American Institute of Architects.
- Dig this two part Mike Wallace Frank Lloyd Wright interview.
This architecture tour will feature six modernist residences recorded by acclaimed architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009). Homes by R.M. Schindler, Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, Raphael Soriano (Shulman's longtime residence) and Carl Louis Maston will be included:
Lovell Health House (1929), Richard Neutra
Kun House (1936), Richard Neutra
Gold House (1945), R.M. Schindler
Hillside House (1948), Carl Louis Maston
Shulman House (1950), Raphael Soriano
Gantert House (1981), Pierre Koenig
- Some of the most famous modern buildings are now preserved as public landmarks, which anyone can visit and tour.