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
War Child is a wonderful organisation that helps children in war zones. They recently moved offices, and were in need of a low-budget yet representative new home. After offices along the historic canals of Amsterdam and an old church, the new office, a concrete box on top of a small strip mall, was a bit too much of a cold turkey, so they called in help. They really want to spend as much of the money they have on their projects. So Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein architects, who were commissioned to design the new offices, needed to keep it lean, but mean. And mean it is. I absolutely love the result. Vintage finds from goodwill, all painted in one colour. So simple, so effective.
New War Child offices in Amsterdam.
Photo: Evelyn Sanders for Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein
New War Child offices in Amsterdam. Photo: Evelyn Sanders for Eckhardt en Leeuwenstein
Posted in Design, designers and online finds, Unusual homes
Tagged Amsterdam, architects, clever, Eckhardt, goodwill, Leeuwenstein, low budget, office, redesign, Tips, vintage, War Child
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