Three Noteworthy Works of Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” Touché. It is, after all, the only art form that we live in and project to the world as a larger than life expression of ourselves. The moment you enter a home of architectural significance, you can feel the aura, an inviting sense of comfort and harmony that is not easily created. As lovers of fine homes, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from around the world to share and appreciate these exceptional works of art.
visually striking work by one of the region’s most renowned architects, Paul Hayden Kirk. Built in 1953, the home reflects the era of its origin, with sleek lines and complex textures, such as jagged chunks of Columbia Basin basalt and Japanese shoji screen walls. Yet, the Dowell Residence undeniably maintains a sense of timelessness that continues to be emulated today.
Unlike anything we’ve come across before, this unique contemporary home in Lugano, Switzerland
captures open views of the pristine Lake Lugano and surrounding mountains through walls of glass. Designed by Jacopo Mascheroni, the U-shaped pavilion is a chic representation of contemporary architecture with a main living area above ground and three bedrooms below. Just 5 minutes from the Italian border, this stylish pad is the ultimate lake getaway.
This last home in Atlanta, Georgia
takes us back to the Traditional style with a masterful design by noted architect Neel Reid, who’s had numerous works land on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 1920s, it exhibits the grandeur that has become synonymous with the time period, boasting palatial 14 foot high ceilings in the main living areas and a jaw-dropping degree of detail and finish. The high-standards continue outside the home, where you’ll find a lovely limestone garden pavilion.
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