Island House

Frank Lloyd Wright–Inspired Home on Private Heart-Shaped Island for Sale for $12.9 Million

Following an initial listing in 2017, a Frank Lloyd Wright–inspired property has just been put back on the market for $12.9 million. The 11-acre property sits on a private heart-shaped island in Carmel, New York, and boasts the storied architect’s signature home-in-nature aesthetic. Comprised of a four bedroom main residence cantilevered over Lake Mahopac, two guest houses, a teahouse, a private beach, a dock, and a helipad, the compound was designed in part by Wright, though the late architect’s foundation refuses to recognize it as authentic design, prompting a wave of controversy. In 1949, then-owner of the island, engineer Ahmed Chahroudi, hired Wright to design a sprawling Read More

Walter’s Clothing – Life, Legacy and Where Do They Go From Here

Founder Walter Strauss, the “Godfather of sneaker culture” in Atlanta, died in July at age 94, but his shop carries on. Nick Love has never forgotten the first trip he made to Walter’s Clothing. It was 1992, and the Decatur native was in elementary school and in need of shoes to start the new year. In the past, his parents had taken their son to the Payless at South DeKalb Mall, or, if finances allowed, they’d go to Foot Locker. Then Love’s folks, who both worked downtown and shared a car, had the idea to visit to the little sneaker shop nestled next to Georgia State University. Read More

Perf House Renovated In London; A Georgian Terrace House

The Perf House is a project that involved renovating a five-story Georgian terrace house in central London by opening it up and maximizing as much natural light as possible. Designed by AMA, the renovation began by removing all interior walls to enlarge and brighten the spaces. The finished design showcases a modern and connected interior with juxtaposing textures. The neutral palette is displayed through industrial materials, including raw concrete and steel, along with glass, wood, and plasterwork. To increase light on the basement level, they incorporated a perforated floor, aka pavement lights, a commonly used material on London streets. Each hole is filled with glass allowing light Read More

Modern Masterpiece Designed by Georgia Architect, Robert Green, Hits The Market

If you’re a fan of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then this midcentury-modern home in Buckhead may be the closest thing to his work you’ll find in Atlanta. Designed by Robert M. Green, a native Georgian who apprenticed under Wright in the late 1950s, the 5,100-square-foot abode displays all the elements of his trademark organic architecture, including the use of wood, water, metal, stone, concrete, glass, and light to create a serene sanctuary that infuses nature into every room. The four-bedroom, six-bath home, built in 1980, is situated on a 2.09-acre lot in Buckhead, near Paces Ferry and Mount Paran roads. Its unique layout includes three wings. Read More

Wonder What $8 Million Estate on an Island Looks Like, Oprah Knows

Residents of Orcas Island might soon see Oprah around. The mogul has purchased a home on one of the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are in the northwestern corner of Washington state, for $8.275 million. Oprah’s new digs include a main house, a guest house, a gazebo, a barn, a shed, and even a sauna. The 7,000-square-foot main house has three stories with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and the details are truly stunning. Hardwood floors, exposed-beam ceilings, a charming staircase, and bookshelves galore — we feel cozy just looking at it! The guest house has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and while it’s smaller Read More

Two Ad Execs Built Moonhole, a Fever-dream Dwelling Overlooking the Caribbean

It sounds like the perfect 1960’s fever-dream house: a multilevel dwelling set in a giant rock hole in a massive stone arch overlooking the clear blue Caribbean Sea on the island of Bequia, the largest of the Grenadines, through which an inhabitant could sometimes view the rising moon. Even its name was evocative of the era: Moonhole. The fantasy house was the work of a pair of refugees from the advertising industry. Thomas and Gladys Johnston decamped from Chicago and New York to the seven-mile-square island when he was in his 50s and she in her 40s. “Tom is always full of surprises,” Gladys Johnston told the Read More

Oakland midcentury hits market for first time in 55 years

Conceived by architect Benjamin Fishstein, which he used as his own residence, this midcentury gem in the Oakland Hills is most noteworthy for its overlapping diamond pattern. Also of note, exposed structural beams, concrete chimney, and panes of glass meeting at razor-sharp angles bring a blast of drama to an otherwise tranquil hillside scene. In a word, gorgeous. In another, drool. Featuring four beds, three baths, and 2,581 square feet, 2160 Mastlands’ interiors boast a floating staircase, a concrete fireplace, a revamped kitchen and baths, builtins, floating shelves, exposed beams, and two decks. A refreshing change of pace from the slew of Eichlers studding Bay Area neighborhoods. Read More

Tips & advice from professional fashion and fine art photographer Kavak Agir

Kavak is a professional fashion, lifestyle and fine art photographer located in Paris. We have asked him questions about his career and he shared his thoughts and opinions regarding photography. Kavak has described his style and gave advice to amateur photographers who want to upgrade their photography to the next level. How did your photography passion start? Kavak: My passion started when I was in cinema In Iran I was there as director assistant but one day our photographer needed assistance so he gave me one of his camera and just explain me how camera works in manual mode in 20 minutes so we just started to Read More

New York City’s Most Expensive Living Space Sells For $180 Million

It’s no secret that real estate in New York City is crazy expensive and getting more expensive by the day. Now, a condo has been purchased for a truly staggering price tag of $180 million—almost double the $100.5 million price tag of the former most expensive property in the city. Michael Dell bought that property – a luxury condo at One57 in 2014. The $180 million condo is a five story penthouse in The Crown building. The Crown is directly across the street from Trump Tower. Even more unbelievable, it will be the owner’s second home. Just how much is their primary home worth?! The Crown Building Read More

It’s Almost Steak & BJ Day – Are You Ready For This Holiday?

Over the years, Valentine’s Day has become a commercial holiday for women. On February 14, intimate couples celebrate their love with candy, flowers, greeting cards, and other gifts of affection. Men do not want candy. Men have no need for flowers or teddy bears. There are two things men want: steak and a blowjob. March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day, is the offical date for Steak and BJ Day. The concept for the holiday is simple. If a man makes his woman feel special on Valentine’s Day, then she will make him feel special one month later. What makes Steak and BJ Day unique is that Read More