This modern ranch sits on a one-acre plot with mountain views in La Canada, California. The original 1950s ranch house has been extended and renovated by LA architect and designer Greg Crawford. The bedroom is designed to feel like an adult tree house, with large windows in three of the walls and an outdoor deck looking onto the mountains. The house is for sale at $2,925,000 with Deasy Penner

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Himmelhaus is a private modern residence by Viennese architecture practice Coop Himmelblau in Venice, Los Angeles.

The sculptural house is constructed from concrete, glass and structural steel, and features natural wood ceilings. The generous roof deck commands panoramic 360-degree views from the Getty Center to the Hollywood sign and mountains beyond downtown.

The three-bedroom house is on sale through Deasy Penner and Partners, price on request. For modern properties for sale and to let in the UK, visit The Modern House.


The Hatgil Residence (1965), designed by University of Texas Professor Emeritus Paul Hatgil, is situated in West Lake Hills in Austin, Texas. Inspired by architect Richard Neutra, the house features open plan living spaces, exposed post and beam structure, floor to ceiling glass and clerestory windows. It is currently on the market with The Value of Architecture for $1,200,000. Photography: Andrea Calo

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This iconic post and beam home in Palm Springs, California, was built in 1957 by Donald Wexler, and updated and modernised by interior designer Luis Ortega. It is currently on the market with Deasy / Penner for $2,899,000.

Donald Wexler is a Mid-Century modern architect who worked with Richard Neutra. He is known for pioneering the use of steel in residential design.

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New York-based architect Richard Meier has designed a collection of modern houses in Yalıkavak, a town near Bodrum on the Aegean coast of Turkey. Each of the Bodrum Houses overlooks Bodrum Bay. The first property to be built, which began on site in 2011, sold last month.

Meier has designed five different house types for the project. Each has around 1,100 sq m of living space across three levels, a separate pool area and a detached guesthouse. The project is a 45-minute drive from Milas-Bodrum International Airport. For more information on the project, please email us on

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This modern property in the Hollywood Hills on Woodrow Wilson Drive, Los Angeles, was originally designed in 1961 by a student of Richard Neutra. It was then remodelled by Connecticut-based architect Peter de Bretteville. The property features walls of glass and canyon views, and celebrates the concept of indoor/outdoor living. The minimalist interior has concrete-patina walls, skylights, classic post-and-beam design, recessed lighting, solid wood floors, an outdoor spa off the master suite and mature vegetation to ensure privacy. It is on the market for $1,595,000.

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Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta (1931 – 2011) studied architecture at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico and went on to work for Jose Villagran Garcia before opening his own office in 1963. His work was influenced by fellow Mexican architect Luis Barragán, who was in turn influenced by European modernism.

Casa Shapiro, in Los Angeles, California, was designed by Legorreta in 1991. It demonstrates his bold use of colour and solid geometric forms, as well as his exploitation of light and shadow. The compound occupies three-quarters of an acre, and includes an 8,184 sq ft main residence. In addition there are outdoor plazas and gardens, an outdoor dining room, a pool with spa and cabana and a paddle tennis court. It is on the market for $10,995,000.

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Photography of Casa Pezo by Cristobal Palma

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Images of Casa Fujimoto by by-encore

This collection of modern architect-designed villas in Spain, Solo Houses, is currently on the market.

Solo Houses is an initiative whereby international designers are commissioned to design original 200m2 holiday homes, which express their design philosophy. The programme encourages innovation in architecture and creates a new offering for those seeking modern, architect-designed properties.

The first collection of houses is set in Matarraña, a region of southern Catalonia, two hours from Barcelona. The first house to complete, Casa Pezo, by Chilean architect Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, is a hollowed monolithic concrete structure. Appearing to float above a canopy of trees, it offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Work is shortly to begin on a house by Sou Fujimoto. Other architects commissioned to design and build homes in this collection are Mos Office, Didier Faustino and his studio Mésarchitectures, Studio Mumbai, and TNA – Takei-Nabeshima-Architects.

Open days for the project will take place on 17th-18th December.

For enquiries about the open days, or purchasing one of the Solo Houses, on or off-site, please contact The Modern House via email or telephone.





With its elegant use of standard industrial building components and materials, Wolf House is considered as one of the most important houses of 20th-century Canada. Located in a wooded ravine park in the Rosedale neighbourhood of Toronto and designed by the American architect Barton Myers (b. 1934-), the house was completed in 1977 and is now recognised as a national monument. The skeleton of the house is constructed from steel with the structure, ducts and conduits all left exposed. Home comforts are provided by built-in timber furniture which softens the industrial character of the building’s main structure and is used to divide rooms. The floorplates are enclosed by floor to ceiling glazing that almost brushes against the surrounding trees, giving a sense of being immersed by nature.

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Continuing the theme of seaside villas, this week’s What’s on the Market is a four-bedroom retreat on the island of Majorca. Having undergone something of an identity transformation over the last ten years, the Balaeric Islands are increasingly home to some fantastic architect-designed properties. This house on the side of the mountainous coastline, designed by Alberto Rubio, features 540 square metres of living space on a plot of 1,510 square metres featuring an infinity pool, amazing sea views and terraces from every room. Located in Port Andratx, it is one of the most exclusive places of the Mediterranean Sea and offers several well-known golf courses and a large and prestigious marina with excellent restaurants, nightclubs and bars. The city of Palma is a 30-minute drive away and the international airport is about 40 minutes away. The villa is for sale for €9,800,000 (c.£8,429,000).


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