Glass walls, floating rooms, stone flooring, are just a taste of the never-ending exclusive elements that can be found in the real estate creations of a selection of the most renowned architects in the world. You can now experience the wonder of such creations, as a number of these unique properties are now on the market. It goes without saying that the prices reflect the authentic beauty of the high-end properties, meaning that the asking prices are far from low. However, the luxury residences speak for themselves and the rare craftsmanship and delightful designs justify every cent.
The magnificent property Millard House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for Alice Millard in 1924 comes to a total of 5 million dollars. The premium property is located in Pasadena, in California. The concept of the property’s design was to create a home that “belonged to the ground on which it stood” as quoted by the acclaimed architect. Wright’s intention was to harmoniously blend the house with its natural setting amongst the surrounding trees, shrubs and inviting tropical plants.
Dogtrot House was brought to life by Walter Johnson for Edward Durell Stone in 1953, another property immersed in the beauty of nature. The backdrop for this architectural gem is Darien in Connecticut. The splendid Asian style cottage is entirely built in wood, stone and glass and has an asking price of a little over 1 million dollars.
On a more modern note, architect Craig Ellwood created a luxury villa in Los Angeles back in 1949, which is now on the market for 825 thousand dollars. His architectural style recalls the loft design of the new millennium. The walls of the main façade are made up of glass, offering breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the living room.
Frank Capra House in La Quinta in California, designed by A. Quincy Jones, is another property that boasts spectacular views by means of glass walls. Jones made great use of glass throughout the residence allowing endless views to be appreciated from every corner of the house. The property is set in a magnificent point, amidst the mountain tops that surround Riverside County. This luxury residence is on the market for a little over one and a half million.
At double the price, Richard Meier’s contemporary creation, built in the sixties in Mount Kisco in New York, is on the market for 3.5 million dollars. Again, glass overpowers brick in this property, satisfying the architect’s objective to create a space in which the residents could “see the world” from the moment of opening their eyes in the morning . Needless to say, Meier’s intention was achieved with great success.
The sixth and last property of this collection is found in Malibu. Keeping the best for last, this spectacular residence, designed by Frank Gehry, has an asking price of 57 million. Considering the price, you can only imagine the luxury and extravagance that was incorporated into every detail of this creation from start to finish. The lavish residence is complete with a games room, a guest suite, two Jacuzzis, a tennis court, an Olympic swimming pool, and to top it all off, a private stone pathway with direct access to the beach.