This is the Continuum chair — a work of Italian art by Mr. Gio Ponti 50 years ago. The chair is made of rattan bent entirely by hand, then fastened with leather bindings. The chairs were made by Bonacini Pierantonio in the Como province, and vintage Continuums rarely pop up at auction. Scott+Cooner had them a few years back, maybe they do today?,
The Dallas Center For Architecture hosts some amazing open houses, allowing patrons to tour homes with unique design elements and stunning construction and giving architecture lovers access to some truly one-of-a-kind properties.
We live for the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes, and the homes featured on this year’s tour do not disappoint. We’re talking about some of the most amazing modern homes and unbelieveable renovations by innovative architects across Dallas.
Museum Tower Architect Scott Johnson Files His Response to DMN Architectural Critic Mark Lamster’s Scathing Review: Architects Respond
A few weeks ago, Dallas Morning News architectural critic, Mark Lamster, wrote a pretty scathing review of Museum Tower. No fewer than five people, all in some form of real estate, told me they thought it was “obnoxious”; a few loved it, and of course, if critics were not “obnoxious” they would not be doing their job. Lamster’s headline called Museum Tower “a classic mean girl, privileged, superficial, manipulative” :
Friday Four Hundred: Need a Reminder of Why Preservation is Important? Check Out This Beautiful Hollywood Heights Tudor
I know that sometimes, preserving historic neighborhoods and architecture can be a big ol’ pain in the butt. Just ask the folks over at Casa Linda Estates who have tried at least twice to pass an NSO (Neighborhood Stabilization Overlay) and failed. Some people say that whittling down property rights in a residential neighborhood makes it harder to sell a home. Others think that any regulation of private property puts a costly burden on homeowners.
This house kills me dead! I am already fond of Russell Buchanan‘s work. He’s the award-winning architect behind the Mockingbird Lane box house we reported on last week. If you weren’t bowled right on over by that amazing home, then this one will knock your stinking socks off!
Dallas Architecture Forum Features Architect of Controversial Highland Park Box House on Mockingbird
Last night was Dallas Architecture Forum’s “Inside The Box” Modern Living 365 cocktail reception at the Russell Buchanan-designed Mockingbird house. As we previously reported, this structure caused some chafing with nearby residents in Highland Park who weren’t so keen on the house’s angular structure.
With Inventory Tighter Than Ever, Reza Derakhshani’s Austin Compound Won’t Be on The Market For Long
Just like right here in Dallas, Austin is experiencing some serious growing pains.
According to a report from Austin’s KXAN, available inventory in Austin is so low that many more modest homes inside the city limits are going for luxury-level prices. And luxury homes that are priced right are flying off the shelves. Continue reading
Monday Morning Millionaire, Earth Day Version: Underground House/Bunker on Buckner Hits the Market Again Just in Time for, Well, Earth Day!
Welcome to the ultimate Green Structure in Dallas! That’s 2001 North Buckner Blvd, now listed with Vicki White of Dallas City Center. This is such a unique home, I am going to let Vicki do the talkin’ here, because she knows more about this home than anyone– maybe even the owners! 2001 Buckner was built in 1989, sits on, or I should say under, 1.84 acres, boasts 4561 square feet, three bedrooms, three baths, two living areas. Asking price: $1,150,000. Lowest utility bills in town. About the address – yes, the owners went to the city and applied for that number. Get it? 2001 A Space Odyssey! Here is another plus: the home has often referred to as a bunker, a perfect solution for those that are looking for the highest level of security. In addition, cameras mounted front and back give you 24/7 access to activity from any computer in the world. This coming after the disastrous week we had last might sway a few potential buyers!
Have You Ever Moved In After a High Society Slob? Arianna Huffington Accused of Trashing Chelsea Apartment
First of all, Arianna is denying the truthfulness of this half million dollar lawsuit against her, filed by her former landlord, documentary filmmaker Eric Steel. Steel is suing the media queen for $500,000 in damage to his once pristine (he says, I hope she took photos) Chelsea condo. He says she gouged nearly all the walls in the $32,000 a month sub-rental. He said she scratched the wood floors, and stained the guest bathroom during the nearly two years she was a renter. I hope HE took photos. Just because he says she did this, even filed the lawsuit, doesn’t mean it’s true, of course, as I know too well.