A Rare 19th century Creole great house standing on 8-1/2 acres in St Lucia. This stately and gracious Island residence is set within a lush and vibrant park-like nature preserve overlooking Castries Harbor.
If one only relied on Lao Tzu's claim "The excellence of a dwelling is in its site." all would be said in regard to the Murren Residence.
Los Angeles has a long and distinguished history of urban courtyard housing. Strangely, almost no such courtyards have been built in Los Angeles since the early 1930’s. In 2000, Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides, Architects and Urbanists, revived the tradition of courtyard housing at Harpe
This ideal So-Cal Modern indoor/outdoor lifestyle by post-war U.S.C. architect Nisan Yale Matlin, A.I.A. is carefully updated in the spirit of the style over a thoughtful 10 year period by architectural designer Darrick F. Martin.
According to architectural historian David Gebhard: "The high point of architecture and design in the L.A. area occurred in 1939 and 1940".
William Turnbull, Jr. (with Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and Richard Whitaker) created the masterplan of the ecologically-designed 10-mile coastal stretch known as The Sea Ranch.
Perhaps no other microclimate in Los Angeles fosters the cool, lush treed landscape of the San Francisco Bay area as that found in Rustic Canyon.
By the early 1920’s Lloyd Wright had accumulated significant experience in theatre, music, landscape, and architectural design.
Reminiscent of Case Study House #16, The Lachs House designed by Rodney Walker offers the feeling of modern elegance, clean lines, and an interior that effortlessly connects man and nature.