William Tubby, Julia Morgan, Philip Johnson, Bing Thom and Rafael Viñoly each contributed something different to the art of architecture. Find homes designed by all five visionaries in this edition of Taste of Life’s On the Market.
544 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, Connecticut
William Tubby, the prominent 1900s Manhattan architect was best known for his Romanesque revivalist designs and landmark public buildings. He designed this mansion in the late 1920s – the Great Gatsby era. 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a classic English countryside manor on 7 acres. Swimming pool and golf range indoors.
Offered at US $7,500,000
Contact: William Larkin of William Pitt Sotheby’s Int.l Realty, (203) 858-7224
Manhattan Skyline Redrawn
432 Park Ave, New York, New York
Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Viñoly was enchanted by “the purest geometric form,” the square, while envisioning 432 Park Ave, the tallest building in Manhattan and the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. Complete with a host of luxurious amenities to equal its prestige. Steps to Central Park.
Offered between US $7 and $95 million
Contact: Macklowe Properties Sales, (212) 432-5657, 432parkavenue.com
Cozy in a Concept
523 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, Connecticut
Designed and built in 1953 by influential mid-century architect Philip Johnson. Originating as “Concept #4” for his celebrated “Glass House,” this “architectural essay” has period details, tasteful updates, and a soaring sense of expansiveness. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with add-on possibilities. Guest house included on 2.17 acres. 1 hour to Manhattan.
Offered at US $2,795,000
Contact: Inger Stringfellow, William Pitt Sotheby’s Int.l Realty, (203) 321-9361
1232 Bay St., Alameda, California
Before Julia Morgan designed the sensational, 90,000 sq. ft. architectural masterpiece Hearst Castle in 1919, she designed homes throughout California including this 8 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Tudor Revival with a magnificently-appointed parlor, solarium, “sleeping porch” and bright banks of beautiful windows throughout.
Offered at: US $2,375,000
Contact: Andrea Gordon, Coldwell Banker, (510) 421-6818
Water Garden Sanctuary
868 West 44th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Bing Thom, the Vancouver-based architect responsible for iconic public buildings like Hong Kong’s new Xiqu Centre and UBC’s Chan Centre, created this tranquil home by employing German skyscraper materials and a highly trained team of Japanese craftsmen. Suzhou-style water garden, 5-car garage, endless ingenious finishing details.
Offered at: CAN $6,890,000
Contact: Margaret Law, Sutton Group, West Coast Realty, (604) 833-8309