The John A. Smith House

The John A. Smith House

The John A. Smith House La Habra Heights, California by Jocelyn Gibbs Cliff May (1908-1989), the designer and builder famous for popularizing the California ranch house, insisted that he “built just one kind of house, had just one style.” The persistence of his vision of what a house should be and how people should live, […]

The John Storer Residence, 1923

The John Storer Residence, 1923

The John Storer Residence, 1923 By Nicholas Olsberg Current Photographs by Tim Street-Porter “Frank Lloyd Wright . . . creates architecture as a plastic whole and perceives the new spiritual forces working in the inner being of the masses, in the abstract form.” — TH. Wijdeveld 1925 The Storer house is one of four homes, […]

Pavilions in Nature: Pierluigi Serraino, AIA

Pavilions in Nature: Pierluigi Serraino, AIA

Pavilions in Nature Pierluigi Serraino, AIA Current Photographs by Cameron Carothers Behind great architecture there is always a great client. It is a known fact. The past ancient and recent is full of such examples. That kind of patronage is both rare and precious. Its scarcity is self-evident in the blighted built environment of our […]

Editor’s Note: A Marketplace for Architecture

Why a marketplace for architecture? To quote none other than Winston Churchill: “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” And they not only shape us as individuals, but as a society as well. In the depths of the Great Depression William Lamb’s 102-story skyscraper, the Empire State Building, became an instant American cultural icon […]

AFSquarterly: Art & Architecture, Las Vegas

AFSquarterly: Art & Architecture, Las Vegas

architectureforsale.com Quarterly feature: Art + Architecture, Las Vegas Marmol Radziner & James Turrell: Arrowhead By Nicholas Olsberg Photographs by Scott Mayoral Arrowhead is a luxury estate with a radical difference. It lies on the rugged edge of a ridge west of Las Vegas, dramatic views of the mountains behind it and a panoramic vista of […]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House “La Miniatura”

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House “La Miniatura”

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Millard House “La Miniatura” Romance Reigns Here By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp Photographs by Scott Mayoral In the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright designed four textile block houses in Los Angeles and, according to Henry Russell Hitchcock, the 1923 Millard residence is the best. Hitchcock was the preeminent architectural historian of his day and organized […]

New Artistic Interpretation of the Millard House

New Artistic Interpretation of the Millard House

The Millard House On The Market Inspires a New Artistic Interpretation by Kurt Wahlner Having grown up an architecture buff up in Los Angeles, the Millard House in Pasadena has always been hidden behind a screen of verdant growth and unapproachability. Consulting architecture books doesn’t really reveal the flow of the space, or how the […]

Out of Castries

Out of Castries

Out of Castries Nancy Dowd Reflects on Belmont “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” I read that opening sentence of the great masterpiece for the first time in 1982 on a round the world trip that ended in the Eastern Caribbean on the island nation of Saint Lucia […]