Four Masterfully Designed Homes By Renowned Architects

A 1905 chateau estate designed by André Granet. (Group Mercure)

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.

Beautifully restored herringbone parquet floors and French doors are found throughout the home. (Groupe Mercure)

Villa Florentine in Maisons-Laffitte

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. 

The estate is listed with Naïda Winsall of Groupe Mercure.

Built in 1973, this 1,800-square-foot home showcases the best of midcentury modern architecture. (RETSY)

Mid-Century Marvel 

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. 

The residence is co-listed with Heather Candelaria and Aleca Sayler of RETSY.

The estate boasts a massive 19,000 square feet of living space. (Brilliance Capital)

Singapore Adobe

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. 

The property is listed with Sammi Lim of Brilliance Capital.

Wide entry ways make for open, airy living spaces. (Barry Cohen Homes)

Highland Crescent Masterpiece

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. 

The estate is co-listed with Barry Cohen and Aaron Luftspring of Barry Cohen Homes.

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Nina Concepción is a Latina actor, writer, and Upright Citizens Brigade performer in Los Angeles. Her UCB credits include being a member of the house team "Elefante," Harold night, and numerous sketch shows. Nina's horror-comedy short film, "No Thank You," was an official selection of the 2021 Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. She is also the co-writer and star of "Schmotts," an indie award-winning comedy series.

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