Posts Tagged ‘house’

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler

People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler Luanne Bradley Procurers of these 20th-century inside-outside, flat-roofed dwellings are referred to as Eichler-holics who won’t live anywhere else. Realtor-turned-filmmaker Monique Lombardelli brings their experience home while shedding light on a Northern California architectural movement in her new documentary, People in Glass Houses: The Legacy of Joseph Eichler .   “One reason why I respect him so much is how he changed the game completely,” Lombardelli says in describing the 11,000 airy dwellings the former dairy salesman erected, the majority in the San Francisco Bay Area aided by A

A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco

A New Cultural Hub for San Francisco Diana Budds In the last few years, San Francisco has seen an influx of new architecture to house its cultural institutions. The new SFJAZZ center designed by award-winning firm Mark Cavagnero Associates , which formally opened on January 21, joins their ranks as an admirable addition to the city's urban fabric.

Contemporary Hints in Santa Barbara

Contemporary Hints in Santa Barbara Kerrie Kelly Catch design observations and smart tips this month and throughout 2013 from our national partner ASID's talented roster of interior designers. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit weekly for the latest stories and ideas! This week, interior designer Kerrie Kelly explores how contemporary flourishes are cropping up in a most unexpected place: Santa Barbara, California.

A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn

A Budget Friendly Brownstone Renovation in Brooklyn William Lamb A family enlists Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate a brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina. In 2009, Dawn Casale and Dave Crofton faced a quandary: With the arrival of their son, Nate, they had outgrown their apartment in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture

Enoc Perez: The Andy Warhol of Architecture Mark Byrnes Painter Enoc Perez grew up in Puerto Rico, a place rich with modernist buildings in places like La Concha and the Hix Island House . His move to New York amplified an admiration for the style.

Buying Vintage Modern Furniture on Craigslist

It started with a blurry photograph on the local Craigslist. Two chairs—Kagan

An Innovative Modular Building System in Ecuador

Prefab construction is often compared to building with Legos. In the case of the Pentimento House, located on the outskirts of Quito, the metaphor is unusually apt

Jens Risom's Block Island Family Retreat

 “The popular magazines were all saying that one 
couldn’t build a summer home for less than $25,000,” recalls Jens Risom, seated comfortably in a chair of his own design inside his home in New Canaan, Connecticut. “So I contacted Life magazine and said, ‘well, I have one.’” Life magazine was impressed, not just with the project but with Risom himself—at that point, the designer had already won decades of accolades in modern furniture circles. The resulting article, a lushly photographed ode to Risom’s customized A-frame that he sourced from a catalog and had delivered in pieces to his remote island site off Rhode Island, helped to raise the aesthetic profile of modular construction.

A Lakeside Prefab in New Jersey

Debbi Gibbs first encountered Lake Iosco more than a decade ago, when she started visiting the home of family friend Florent Morellet, proprietor of the legendary, now-departed diner Florent in New York City. The lake is part of a private neighborhood in New Jersey with an unconventional cooperative arrangement: Each person who purchases property actually buys into a group of shareholders and is granted a 100-year lease on the land

Blog » Dwell’s 12 Picks for Cozy Interiors

by Olivia Martin With the days growing shorter, temperatures sinking lower, and damp air creeping into the house, it can be tempting to burrow under that old electric blanket. However, you might want to consider selection of linen towels, cashmere throws, and plump knitted pouffes instead