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
It reminded me of the Maison Bulles house for Pierre Cardin on the French south coast. And it reminded me of another real live version of the Flinstones’ home. Either way, this is a clever piece of work. The owner built this wonderful little home for as little as $8.000. His name is Steve Areen, once a flight attendant for Delta, now non conventional entrepeneur making money with music, photography, blogging and, as this project shows, by saving money on living costs. He used materials sources from the local area and did most of the work himself saving on labour costs. It took him only 6 weeks nonetheless.
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: Inhabitat.com
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: theownerbuildernetwork.com
Dome house bathroom by Steve Areen / Photo: Inhabitat
Dome house by Steve Areen / photo: Izona
Posted in Design, designers and online finds, See how others live, Unusual homes
Tagged Architecture, building, Cartoon, cool, Dome, Flinstones, Home, homes, house, Maison Boulles, own, Pierre Cardin, real live, saving, Steve Areen, Thailand, Tips, unusual, weird
Like Nate Berkus, Ineke, aka the Huizenfee, is a regular here on Homevoyeurs. I wrote about her work for the Wisseloord Studio’s not too long ago, and about the house she restyled in Laren. That sold last year, so the new owners will be calling it home soon. Her own home is now for sale too. It’s in the picturesque village of Laren in ‘het Gooi’. The Netherlands’ answer to Connecticut. She bought the house a few years back and revamped it to its current glory.
The house looks old, but was built in 1980
The vaulted ceiling was created by taking out an oddly placed mezzanine
I love the dining chairs and massive table
The house is built in a horse-shoe shape so features a secluded patio with a veranda
The wooden doors are antiques Ineke picked up at an antique materials store. They’re from an old school. They can be folded entirely to allow an open flow from the kitchen to the patio
The kitchen is great! It’s big enough for a small breakfast table but also has an adjacent smaller dining room
My favourite part of the house. The view from the living room with fireplace to the veranda and patio
Sarah Jessica Parker and her lovely husband Matthew Broderick (or Ferris for friends) have done quite the house flip. They put down $18.995 million for a Greenwich Village Redstone townhouse and now put it back on the market for $24.995 million. That is quite the increase and would make for a lovely profit to enhance their already comfortable means…. There’s some debate as to what exactly they did with the place as even the art in the pictures is the same from an original listing back in 2009, but it sure looks nice enough to me!
SJP’ townhouse Greenwich Village
Interior shots of Sarah Jessica parker’s house flip
More interior shots of Sarah Jessica Parker’s house flip
The floor plans show that there are 7 bedrooms, including one in the garden room right by the kitchen. Great for a maid or au-pair! 5 full, and 3 half baths make for enough to not to worry about standing in line in the morning. The kitchen looks great. But the two back bedrooms on the third floor look odd to say the least. The entire fourth floor is reserved for the master bed, bath and his-n-hers walk in wardrobes.
Posted in Homes of the rich and famous, See how others live
Tagged apartment, Carrie SATC, Ferris Bueller, flat, flip, for sale, Home, house, inside, Matthew Broderick, NYC, Real Estate, Sarah Jessica Parker