For the first time since its construction, this architectural master piece is on the market. Kendrick Bangs Kellogg designed it for Beverly Doolittle and her husband in the late eighties. They had bought a rocky hillside plot in desolate Joshua Tree National Park, and wanted something that blended in with its naked surroundings. That Kellogg succeeded might be proven by the fact that this home is relatively unknown. Maybe people never spotted it. The roof looks likes a large ribcage carved out of pebbles. The colour is a slightly duller hue than the red rocks it is surrounded with, but it almost looks as if it was shaped by nature.
Kendrick Bangs Kellog’s villain lair – pictures by TTK
It’s spectacular nonetheless. LA Curbed.com describes it as a supervillain lair, and it very well could be indeed! It can be yours for $3000.000. Check the original listing here.
Living room – pictures by TTK
Bedroom – pictures by TTK
The roof looks like a rock carved rib cage – pictures by TTK
Posted in Famous buildings and movie locations, Homes of the rich and famous, Unusual homes
Tagged 1980's, Architecture, Bev Doolittle, design, house, Joshua Tree, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, LA Curbed, modern, ribcage, rocks
She sure has some styling to do! Celebrity fashion designer and stylist Rachel Zoe bought a new house, and boy does it need work!! A simple paint job is not going to cut it. This needs a lot of TLC, eye for detail and money… lots of money. And she had such a nice house!
Rachel Zoe’s new home. Pictures courtesy of the Real Estalker
Read the whole story at the fantastic blog of The real Estalker
The village of Bantham, in the English county Devon, is for sale. It’s here where Agatha Christie found inspiration for many of her stories. Those who can scoop up £10.000.000 can be the lucky new owner.
Village that inspired Agatha Christie for sale (image APEX)
The village has about 25 homes and a small shop only open on weekends. Most of the buildings are cottages with thatched roofs and the streets are lined with cobble stones. Off course there is a small local pub and a natural beach is just around the corner. It’s part of one of the largest private estates, Evans Estate, which is also for sale. £35.000.000 and it’s yours, and this includes the village. It’s not certain if the two can be bought separately.
Posted in Homes of the rich and famous, Unusual homes
Tagged Agatha Christie, Bantham, beach, cottages, Devon, Evans Estate, for sale, pub, thatched, the English county Devon, The village, village
Remember the Golden Girls? Off course you do. We just sat through ALL seasons again and loved them. And not just for the stories. I absolutely loved seeing that decor again. I remember loving those pastels when I saw the show first as a kid. The pale blues, tappid greens, peach pinks, matte beiges and the wicker… the wicker everywhere. But I want to bet you that wicker is hard on its way for a massive come back if it hasn’t arrived yet. And I think there will be enough room for a serious nod to the shoulder pad days. And I even think some relatives of the same pastels will be joining….
So maybe not exactly like this………
But more like this…
Yes I know, not wicker but ratan. Who made you king of woven furniture?
Don’t remember or know Lloyd Loom yet? Make a note of that name. It’s coming back!
Want to join me on the lanai?
Now where did I see these chairs before…….
In that case……
There you go….
I wonder what’s next…
Pink arches, glass beds, white high gloss tables and beige leather anyone?
Posted in Famous buildings and movie locations, General living and fun stuff, Homes of the rich and famous
Tagged eighties, find, Golden Girls, Interior Design, lanai, Miami Vice, set design, style, Tips, where to buy, wicker