|SPECIAL – NEW! Iconic Houses FOR SALE|
|In today's special, we launch a new section of our website, Icons for Sale - a fresh focus on ways to save significant 20th-century houses. Two of the greatest enemies of Modern houses are deferred maintenance and vacancy. Sadly, owners are all too often unable to afford essential upkeep, and when homes are left empty they deteriorate rapidly, becoming susceptible to weather damage and vandalism. This is where Iconic Houses’ listing service aims to help. |
Looking for Caring Owners: Iconic Houses on the Market is dedicated exclusively to connecting buyers and sellers of Modern houses on a global scale. Houses need active, informed and enthusiastic owners (or tenants) in order to survive. Our listing service – the only one with a worldwide scope – is intended to reduce the time that houses are on the market and quickly find them the caring, committed owners they deserve.
Stay tuned: we will keep adding new houses!
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We’re always on the look-out for new and inspiring examples of:
• Modern house museums,
• Modern houses that are at risk, and
• Icons that are for sale.
So, if you know a unique and unmissable 20th-century house that isn’t yet on one of our maps, please tell us about it by mailing: email@example.com.
Thanks for your suggestions!
|VILLA HENNY - Robert van 't Hof, Huis ter Heide, The Netherlands (1918)|
|Villa Henny is an icon of 20th-century Dutch architecture, and 100 years after it was built, the concrete design is still as solid as a rock. When the current owners saw the ‘For Sale’ sign in the garden in 1979, they were sold, and so was the house! After raising their children here and spending 40 happy years in this special place, they are putting the house up for sale - so a new owner will get the chance to live in this architectural gem!|
|SMITH HOUSE - Richard Meier, Darien, CT, USA (1967)|
|The Smith House was Richard Meier's claim to fame when he was part of the New York Five. Built among rocks and trees, it overlooks Long Island Sound from the Connecticut coast. The private side of the house is at the entrance. Behind an opaque façade, intermittently pierced with windows, is a series of closed private areas. The public spaces are to the rear of the house overlooking the water. The house is now looking for a new owner.|
|MAISON DELCOURT - Richard Neutra, Croix, France (1968)|
|Near Mallet-Stevens' Villa Cavrois in Croix, Maison Delcourt is an unknown masterpiece. The only building by Neutra in France, it was also his final project. Built for industrialist Marcel Delcourt, this house, like Neutra's Californian creations, has an open plan, polychrome walls, movable partitions and is horizontality marked by the extension of floors and ceilings beyond the glazed curtain facades.|
|ARCHITECT'S HOUSE - George Vandenbussche, Tielt Belgium (1969)|
|Built to a design by the renowned office Konstrukto (Tielt, Belgium), this house was the home of the firm's cofounder, Georges Vandenbussche. Classified as a monument in 2008, it features a U-shaped 600-m² floor plan with wings. The single storey building is integrated into a large, 4-hectare plot that has been expanded by purchasing the surrounding land in order to safeguard the unspoilt views.|
|DUPLEX IN CITÉ RADIEUSE - Le Corbusier, Marseilles, France (1948-1952)|
|A Unesco World Heritage Site since 2016, La Cité Radieuse in Marseilles is an icon of Le Corbusier's work. Built between 1948 and 1952, it represents the culmination of his research on housing and Modern architecture. Designed according to Le Corbu's anthropometric scale of proportions, the spaces of this apartment are comfortably adapted to the human body.|
|FRANK VERPLANKEN HOUSE - Frank Verplanken, Destelbergen, Belgium (1991) >> JUST SOLD <<|
|A unique architect's home by Frank Verplanken, who established himself as an architect in Heusden in 1982 with his office BUDA (Bureau for Urbanism Design and Architecture). During his studies in Sint-Lucas, Ghent, he was taught by the influential Juliaan Lampens, an experience that would have a major impact on his later oeuvre and specifically on the concept of his own home.|
|Rediscovering a Mendini interior: Talkshow Fabulous Living in Amsterdam! 30 March 8-10pm.|
|Living in a film set or waking up in a house that looks like a Modernist museum: this evening is all about 20th-century iconic houses designed by famous architects. Prior to the Iconic Houses Conference next June, we are looking for special homes. We engage with architects and experts on sustainability issues, their love of heritage, and buildings full of stories.|
|Welcome Ball-Paylore House in Tucson, Arizona, USA!|
|Ball-Paylore House was designed by architect Arthur T. Brown in 1952 for University of Arizona librarians Phyllis Ball and Patricia Paylore. The hexagonal-shaped house embraced American Modernism, utilizing movable sun shades to create an early passive solar system. The small site-specific house, commissioned as a refuge in the Arizona-Sonoran Desert, is available for private tours by appointment and short term rentals.|
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|Iconic Houses is now on Instagram – @iconichouses – bringing you another channel of iconic inspiration! We’re still on the channels you know and love, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more peeks behind the scenes.|