When architect Jules Gregory set out to build his own home, he wanted to pay tribute to the surrounding landscape with walls of windows and a sleek design using natural materials. But with a striking double-conoid roof, the final product doesn't exactly blend in with nature.
In an architect's absence, what happens to his unfinished works? In the case of Frank Lloyd Wright, 16 homes that he designed have been constructed after his death, according to listing agent David Fries of Sotheby's International Realty.
Following in his father's famous footsteps, Frank Lloyd Wright Jr., commonly known as Lloyd Wright, is recognized for his cutting-edge architecture. The Sowden House is no exception, with a dramatic use of textile-block design.
Charles Platt is known for designing the Freer Gallery of Art and the Clark Wing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (both in Washington, DC), as well as several urban and country homes.
John Lautner was known for his Space Age-inspired designs, as seen in his striking Stevens House. Originally built in 1967, the home has undergone significant renovations to preserve its original structure.The most pronounced feature is undoubtedly the curved roof, which mirrors waves hitting the beach on the Malibu property. Other highlights include high ceilings, a large beach deck and enormous windows.
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This home has both architectural and historical significance. Stanford White of the renowned firm McKim, Mead & White designed the home, which later became a temporary residence for President Calvin Coolidge and his wife.