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View of the front and side of the house from the neighboring lot.  The overall form of the home is broken down with light penetrating "carves" into the massing.
Mesa Contemporary is highlighted by several interesting details, including large second-story cantilevers, exterior elevations built entirely of glass, and a view of Santa Barbara from every room. A clearstory window system gives the appearance of a roof that floats on top of the elegant structure below.
Clad in white HardiePlank siding, the duplex was designed to mimic the industrial look of the shipping container extensions.
Surrounded by 1.2 acres of flat land, the contemporary residence is designed to frame a unique, long view of Los Angeles—as well as the mountains beyond.
“Most homeowners would tear the whole thing down and start fresh,” says Brillhart. “But it made for a much more interesting project, preserving a little bit of Russell’s legacy and then adding two new wings on each side of the building.” An Ipe fence now lines the front of the property, and the two-story wing can be just glimpsed through the trees on the left.
The expansive estate sprawls over several terraced levels.
A look at one of the pavilions glowing gorgeously at night.
The Richard and Helen Arens House glowing gorgeously at night.
The spacious backyard features a pristine hillside pool and hardscape overlooking panoramic views from the Santa Monica Bay all the way to Catalina.
A look at the Richard and Helen Arens House, located on a quiet, tree-lined street in Brentwood.
"The hut is a series of simple design moves," says the firm. "The form is reminiscent of a surf lifesaving or observation tower."
Rear of home
Stretching across 2,500 square feet, the holiday home has been configured using a series of "dematerialized
A wooden bridge provides access to the elevated cabin. “The woods is a mix of deciduous and coniferous forest with soft moss covering large expanses of the forest floor,” notes the architect. “If you are lucky, and quiet, you may well see deer, rabbits, or pheasants.”
A tree grows through the center of the cabin, which is elevated 26 feet in the air and supported by thin metal pillars.
Zinc-clad extensions jut out from the main timber structure to frame panoramic views of the forest from all directions.
The angular exterior is sheathed in untreated larch wood, zinc, and glass.
The first Løvtag cabin (of nine planned) is located in a forest at Als Odde. “The cabins are located on a small hilltop overlooking a meadow which gives a wonderful view over the top of the forest and lets the sunshine in during the afternoon,” says architect Sigurd Larsen.
Mahogany detailing accents a smooth, stucco facade. Homeowner Ed Fine’s father, a doctor at University of California, San Francisco, bought the property in 1939 for a modest sum and built a home for his small family. He passed away while Ed was in his teens, and his wife Emily lived here alone until her 70s, when she decided to downsize and sell the home to her son.
The architects inserted skylights in an artful pattern in the rooftop.
At night, the exterior screen provides privacy when the house is illuminated.
A look across the pond to the clubhouse. At night, guests huddle around the fire pit and swap stories about their day in the park.
Framed by floor-to-ceiling glass, the bright blue front door adds a pop of color to the facade.
Rectangular in plan, the one-level Wuehrer House sits on a secluded forest clearing in the seaside village of Amagansett in the East End of Long Island, New York.
From its minimal use of materials to its simple yet elegant geometry, the home effortlessly blends the use of modular fabrication with the craft of traditional construction methods.
With floor-to-ceiling glazing lining the home, natural light becomes the prominent element of the space, helping to highlight the ever-changing seasons of the spectacular wooded vistas.
As Wright’s first L.A. project, the iconic Hollyhock House was built between 1919 and 1921 and was filled with challenges from beginning to end. Enter Aline Barnsdall, the wealthy oil heiress and arts patron who held the dream of having a live-in venue to produce her own avant-garde plays. Wright wanted to create a design that would be defined by the region and that took advantage of Southern California's temperate climate. To do this, each interior space is echoed with an exterior space in the form of pergolas, porches, outdoor sleeping quarters, glass doors, and rooftop terraces that look out to the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles Basin.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Spring House in Tallahassee, Florida, was commissioned by George and Clifton Lewis, who sought a comfortable house for their large family that fit within their modest budget. Completed in 1954, the home features an unusual "hemicycle" form—a shape that the designer briefly experimented with at the end of his career. Now, a fundraising campaign aims to acquire, restore, and open the house to the public.
Slatted Tzalama wood screens provide privacy and light control as well as a pop of contrast against the concrete structure.
Set on an expansive tree-filled lot near Griffith Park in Los Angeles, the residence provides easy parking via three individual, internally accessed garages.
The home taps into solar energy sources and cross ventilation to reduce energy demands.
A densely planted garden shields the living room and dining area from view of the street.
Located in a Querétaro housing development, Casa Campanario is surrounded by new construction.
Casa Campanario’s simple and clean geometry is matched with a pared-back material palette of concrete, wood, and stone.
Taliesin West was Wright’s winter home and “desert laboratory” in Scottsdale, Arizona from 1937 until his death in 1959. The complex is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
Created as the centerpiece of LA’s Barnsdall Art Park, the Hollyhock House (constructed 1918-1921) served as the personal residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, who wanted her favorite flower, the hollyhock, incorporated into the home’s design. Although the Hollyhock House was completed just eleven years after the Robie House, the building is strikingly different from his Prairie School Style from the previous decade.
Taliesin—a Welsh name that means “shining brow”—is Wright’s home, studio, school, and 800-acre agricultural estate located in Spring Green, Wisconsin on land that originally belonged to his maternal family. In addition to the residence, there are four more Wright-designed buildings on the estate.
Also known as Still Bend, Schwartz House was designed as part of a LIFE Magazine competition in 1938, in which the publication commissioned eight architects to design a "dream house" for four typical American families. The design became reality when Bernard Schwartz commissioned the architect to build the home for his family in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Modified for the site, the 1940 house boasts classic Wright touches like red tidewater cypress board, huge windows, and interiors in harmony with the natural surroundings.
The only Frank Lloyd Wright–designed home in Hawaii captures not only the architect's signature style, but also the spirit of its location—with an outdoor lava-rock hot tub overlooking the ocean and breathtaking, panoramic mountain views of three of the Big Island’s awe-inspiring volcanoes (Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai). The 1995 home was commissioned by Sanderson Sims in partnership with Taliesin Associated Architects, John Rattenbury, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. Originally conceived for the Cornwell Family in Pennsylvania in 1954, the 3,700-square-foot, passive solar hemicycle home embodies the architect's principles of organic architecture in which the structure blends harmoniously with the natural landscape.
According to the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, "school teachers Sara Stein Smith and Melvyn Maxwell Smith, undeterred by their modest salaries and guided by a shared love of architecture, met Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin in 1941 and commissioned a custom home." The Smith House in Bloomfield Hills offers tours of the Usonian home and narrates the couple’s story.
Although primarily an event space, the Emil Bach House in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood is also available for rent. Designed in 1915 for the president of a brick company, the classic late Prairie-style home is designed with flat overhanging roofs and a short series of geometric cubes. The home recently underwent a two-year renovation and is now fully restored with original elements.
"We originally proposed using concrete for the walls because we like the plain style and directness," the owners say. Instead of concrete, Smith suggested rammed earth, a material that combines some of the physical properties of concrete, but is less "psychologically cold." The 16-inch-thick walls' thermal mass helps to insulate the interior from heat in the summer and cold in the winter.

"Rammed earth is complicated," says Smith, "so have the right expectations, do the research, and hire the right people." David Easton—who Smith calls "The Godfather of Rammed Earth"—headed the contracting team that built the walls.
The home gently hovers above the landscape.
A large overhang protects the interior living spaces from the summer sun.
A layering of exterior elements—including sliding glass doors, a timber screen, and mobile timber panels—provides flexibility and climate control for the occupants.
The simple material palette of concrete, wood, and steel allows the home to blend in with its surroundings.
The front facade features two gated deck/lounge areas—one on either side of the door.
A view from the new detached garage towards the renovated 3,600-square-foot Harrison House. The new addition comprises a large, cypress-clad volume atop a small concrete plinth that houses a studio space.
The architects removed the carport to improve views of and from the house.
"New versus old can be decoded where the original yellow brick is exposed and seen in contrast to new cypress siding and white stucco surfaces," note the architects. "The black color of the original wood, post-and-beam structure is extended to the new, exposed black steel."
The clubhouse positively glows during golden hour.
Per the Kebony website, their wood products are composed of sustainable softwoods that have been modified with a bio-based liquid to give them the characteristics of hardwoods, making the end result hardy and durable.
An open living space greets you at the door. The exterior wood will gain a natural silver patina over time, melding with the concrete of the interior.
In 2010, it won a Wright Spirit Award from the FLWBC for outstanding stewardship of a private building.
The 1,600-square-foot lake home has three bedrooms and two baths, and was built for a family of three. The narrow lot has views of the water on both sides, so the firm placed the living areas on the upper floor to take advantage of this, and positioned a screened-in porch (seen on the left) to mediate between the interior and exterior.
Though Joseph Tanney of Resolution:4 Architecture was originally against prefabricated modular home building, he came to appreciate the medium once he recognized the different types of advantages it brings to the architect and builder.

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.