Maison Louis Carre (Bazoches-sur-Guyonnes, France :1959)

Created for an acclaimed art dealer, this sloped home rises out of the hills, itself clad in the same sandstone used for a nearby cathedral. Curved wooden walls and a large window make for a light-filled interior, and the grand entrance boasts a large display wall for artwork.

(Credit: workflo, creative commons)  Photo 6 of 11 in Design Icon: 10 Buildings By Alvar Aalto