Extreme Real Estate: Modern Masterpieces

  • Uber-Modern Masterpieces

    Everyone’s idea of a dream house is different. For some it’s a classic Colonial, for others it might be vintage Victorian or maybe an adorable adobe. And for others, it’s a sassy and glassy über-modern architectural masterpiece.Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    Razor Sharp in La Jolla
  • Razor Sharp in La Jolla

    Clinging to a cliff above the Torrey Pines State Reserve in the most exclusive section of La Jolla, CA is the ‘Razor Residence,’ a feat of architectural ingenuity and drama that comes with an equivalently hair raising asking price of $28,500,000 (check out the listing here).Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    La Jolla: To Infinity and Beyond
  • La Jolla: To Infinity and Beyond

    The super slick Wallace E. Cunningham designed domicile was conceived and built over a period of six years with white, polished concrete and vast sheets of floor to ceiling glass that create a visual tension between the transparent and opaque spaces. The undeniably theatrical and uber-modern mansion measures 11,000 sq. ft. and includes 3-4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is also separate guesthouse with private bath and a balcony from which one can leap into the 12-foot deep, 60-foot long infinity edged swimming pool that hangs out over the cliff.Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    La Jolla: Amazing Amenities
  • La Jolla: Amazing Amenities

    The 4-floor tour de force also includes a circular living room and master bedroom with curving walls of floor to ceiling glass, an ocean view dining room, lavishly appointed kitchen, circular theater with black out curtains, a fitness and spa center with panoramic views of the Pacific, and a subterranean garage that is no less dramatic a space than the rest of the residence and will hold 6 or 8 Bugatti Veyrons. All four levels of the residence are accessed by way of an all-glass elevator. In addition the swimming pool, exterior spaces include a massive roof terrace for surf watching and star gazing and a central courtyard capable of hosting a couple hundred guests.Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    La Jolla: On the Water
  • La Jolla: On the Water

    The property, located behind gates in the La Jolla Farms, also includes private access to Black’s Beach, one of California’s best surf spots and one of Southern California’s most famous clothing optional beaches.Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    La Jolla: Want To Buy It? Really?
  • La Jolla: Want To Buy It? Really?

    For additional information contact Bob Hurwitz (310-477-8865) at the Hurwitz James Company in Beverly Hills, CA.Photo Credit: Hurwitz James Company
    Condo Contemporary in Austin
  • Condo Contemporary in Austin

    They say everything is bigger down in Texas but sometimes a modestly sized contemporary condo is just what the modern architecture craving cowboy ordered. In the state capital of Austin, an unlikely and fast growing hot bed for envelope pushing contemporary architecture, a 1,720 sq. ft. condo designed by Austin-based architect Mark Odom is currently listed  with an asking price of $449,000. (Check out the listing here.)Photo Credit: Mark Odom Studio
    Austin: It’s Boxy, But Good
  • Austin: It’s Boxy, But Good

    Built in 2005, the 2-story, 2-bedroom and 2.5 bathroom fully detached condo boldly expresses itself with boxy protrusions, vertical planes, large expanses of well-placed floor to ceiling windows, and cost efficient materials. Waxed cement floors unify the ground floor–which opens to both public and private gardens– and includes an expansive living room with high ceilings and a galley style kitchen with flat fronted cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and honed slate countertops. A second living room can be converted to a third bedroom.Photo Credit: Mark Odom Studio
    Austin: Nicely Equipped
  • Austin: Nicely Equipped

    The condo comes with private, attached 2-car parking, landscaped garden spaces with a sprinkler system, and a low chlorine spa. High-tech internal services include Cat-5 cabling, high efficiency dual heat pumps, and separate air conditioning systems on each floor and alarm system.For more information contact Julie Nelson (512-633-6643) at The Nelson Project/Keller Williams Realty (602-331-3310) or visit their website.Photo Credit: Mark Odom Studio
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