Less is More – Minimalist Homes

Minimalism is design through simplicity—of form, color, volume and detail—yet this aesthetic isn’t simple to achieve.

Go too far in one direction, and the result is cold, even sterile; cross the line the other way, and messiness begins. Hitting the sweet spot involves an architectural and decorative language of unity and repetition and the clever manipulation of space—not as an element to be filled, but as one to be celebrated—as well as light.

Carmel – California


Bringing to mind a butterfly poised on a rugged cliff, this architectural tour de force showcases uninterrupted views of California’s rocky coast and the dazzling Pacific Ocean. Designed by architect Wallace E. Cunningham, a fixture on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list, the 2,667-square-foot home has a powerful organic aesthetic. Glass walls and stainless-steel panels combine to create a one-ofa-kind silhouette and facade. This residence exemplifies Cunningham’s career, an ongoing exploration of both the way structures interact with their surroundings and the concept of serenity.

$10,200,000 | VIEW LISTING DETAILS

Monterrey – Mexico


Conceived as an active interface between man and nature, the Ecoscopic House is a formal complex optimized to channel the energy flows and harvest the material resources that come into contact with it. Situated in a residential area at the feet of the Sierra Madre Oriental on the outskirts of the city of Monterrey, this property offers spectacular views of the mountains.

$1,441,610 | VIEW LISTING DETAILS

Chicago – Illinois


This contemporary masterpiece on a quiet, tree-lined street in Lincoln Park offers a dramatic, extra-wide interior space featuring architectural glass, manganese-ironspot brick and limestone. Wide-plank walnut floors, a floating glass-and-steel staircase, and Kelly Wearstler wall coverings add to the restrained elegance. Along with three en-suite bedrooms, the residence features a large third-floor multifunctional space with front and rear roof decks, among a total of four outdoor spaces.

$2,349,000 | VIEW LISTING DETAILS

Saint Louis – Missouri


Custom-designed by a Boston architect, this dynamic contemporary home is open, bright and sophisticated. The living room has a two-story ceiling and wood-burning fireplace. Fitted with European cabinetry, the kitchen features two dishwashers, two refrigerators and freezers, as well as gas and electric stoves with two ovens. Separated from the other bedrooms, the master bedroom is its own unique retreat. Another wing of the home can host family or guests, and the 3.47-acre lot includes a tennis court.

$1,749,000 | VIEW LISTING DETAILS

Prague – Czech Republic

This villa in the city’s prestigious diplomatic district offers a unique concept of functionalist architecture set in the lot’s original park garden, which covers more than 3,000 square meters. A purist approach to interior design combined with the finest materials make this property truly exceptional. Its five floors comprise six bedrooms, two kitchens, an indoor pool, a home cinema and a a wine cellar, as well as a seven-car garage.

PRICE UPON REQUEST | VIEW LISTING DETAILS

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