Any great residential architect will tell you that designing a home has less to do with how a structure will look than how it will feel, with the best of the best finding the perfect balance between style and comfort. While some owners may trust their own sense of taste when building a home, many opt to leave it to the pros and the results are often stunning. Check out these four properties featuring designs by renowned architects on the market now.
With a breathtaking view of the iconic Château Mansart castle, this spectacular property known as “Villa Florentine” since 1905 is a masterpiece created by renowned architect André Granet. Granet is one of the designers of Paris’ famed Salle Pleyel concert hall. Every inch of this gorgeous estate is a sight to behold. The spacious entrance hall welcomes you into the elegant home, and gorgeous wood paneling, fireplaces, and impressive molding create a sense of subtle historical luxury. The herringbone parquet flooring throughout the home has been excellently preserved, and there are numerous balconies and terraces to enjoy.
This mid-century unit in Phoenix, Arizona was built by renowned architect Al Beadle. Materials such as glass, concrete, and steel work together to create a stunning masterpiece in Arcadia Lite. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide excellent natural light and create convenience to the outdoor living spaces. The bright and cheery kitchen, with warm wooden cabinetry, leads into the open concept dining area. The backyard is a private escape, with 20-foot Ficus trees lining the perimeter and a sparkling private pool. Immaculately designed, this residence is perfect for anyone looking for a tranquil and aesthetically pleasing home.
Located in the well-known Frankel Estate in District 15 of Singapore lies this seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 19,000-square foot estate. The property was designed by the prestigious Kite Studio Architecure’s Khairudin Saharom. Saharom was on the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s ‘20 under 45’ list. This property was completed in 2015 and is a remarkable work of art that is both beautiful to behold and functional as a family home. An elevator services each level of the home for the utmost convenience and comfort. Six of the bedrooms come with ensuites which ensures privacy for every resident and guest. The home also features a theaterette, entertainment room, and plenty of living space for both work and rest.
This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 8,500-square-foot residence underwent a redesign by architect Richard Wengle. Throughout the home you will find Macassar millwork, a stunning gourmet kitchen with island, breakfast nook, and walk-out access to the terrace. The beautiful staircase in the grand foyer catches the eye, and the main floor library boasts custom built-ins and glass and iron doors. There are several fireplaces throughout the home, and the primary bedroom includes a luxurious seven-pience ensuite, fireplace, and spacious closets. The property also features a fitness room, home cinema, wine cellar, recreation room, and nanny suite with its own kitchenette.