6 beautiful homes by notable architects
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Dallas. Architect Frank Welch designed this 1971 town house.
The two-bedroom home features two fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, a kitchen with marble accents, a dining room overlooking a glass-enclosed koi pond, and a living room opening to a fenced garden patio with a dipping pool and stone waterfall. $850,000. Carmen DiPenti, Compass, (214) 784-3880.
Miami Beach. This three-bedroom Art Deco bungalow was created in 1936 by Henry O. Nelson, also the architect of three South Beach hotels.
The fully furnished home's original tile floors, beamed ceilings, and fireplace have been restored; recent additions by designer Alex Alonso include a custom Italian kitchen, herringbone wood floors, curated artwork, and a saltwater pool. $1,390,000. Sam Gaita and Francisco Navarro, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (786) 668-2599.
Pasadena, California. Brothers Charles and Henry Greene, seminal architects in the Arts and Crafts movement, built the Duncan-Irwin House in 1906. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the eight-bedroom home has a center courtyard, original millwork, six fireplaces, and a master bedroom with transom windows.
The landscaped lot includes a pool, a garage retrofitted as a game room, decks and terraces, and mountain views. $4,698,000. Peter Martocchio and David Goldberg, Sotheby's International Realty, (626) 529-6880.
Santa Fe. Jeff Harnar, architect of the Santa Fe Children's Museum, built this four-bedroom home in 1998. A recent renovation of the open-plan house included a 1,500-square-foot addition.
Inside are high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a gourmet kitchen, modern fireplaces, unique tiling, and gallery walls. The 2.5-acre fenced property features a covered barbecue area, native plantings, and modern landscaping. $2,628,000. David Woodard, Sotheby's International Realty, (505) 920-2000.
Los Angeles. Modernist Craig Ellwood completed the Courtyard Apartments, four interlocking residences, for television host Roy Maypole in 1953. Designed as a case study and constructed from steel, glass, and brick, the complex drew international praise.
It has been restored and reconfigured as three two-bedroom apartments, each with private patio, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and up-to-date systems and appliances. $2,850,000. Mike Deasy and Sarah Clephane, Deasy Penner and Podley, (310) 275-8880.
Middle Haddam, Connecticut. The construction kit for this four-bedroom SunCourt home was conceived by architect Richard Neroni in the 1980s. The post-and-beam and panel house is one of only 10 in the country.
Details include cedar cathedral ceilings, mahogany windows, a central hearth, a gourmet kitchen, and a two-story bedroom wing including a master bedroom with balcony. The 1.9-acre landscaped property is close to the Connecticut River. $549,000. Elke Martin, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (860) 227-9598.