A showcase for exemplary domestic and international architecture, the Curbed House of the Day offers a highlight reel of the most striking homes, exclusive neighborhoods and singular residences for sale (push-button, rotating dome homes certainly deserve a place in the spotlight). Each of the more than 200 homes we profiled this year deserved wider acclaim, but for a select subset, a big part of why a they stood out as a dream listing was the architect. Many of the starchitects and legendary designers we cover work on scales far beyond residential commissions, so living within one of their designs is a rare opportunity. Not surprisingly, it's also an expensive one. We revisited many of the year's most newsworthy homes to see which ones still remain on the market. If 2015 was a very good year, maybe one of these is for you.
Wiley House by Philip Johnson (New Canaan, Connecticut)
One of Philip Johnson's other glass houses is still lingering on the market after being listed for $14 million early last summer. A midcentury icon in steel, glass, and stone, the Wiley House has left an oversize footprint on architecture, standing out even in the masterpiece-dense modernist haven of New Canaan, Connecticut.
∙ 218 Sleepy Hollow Road [Sotheby's]
Lauck House by Marcel Breuer (Princeton, New Jersey)
Based on a design he created for Philip Johnson's 1949 "House in the Museum Garden" exhibition, this midcentury Breuer features a butterfly roof and bi-nuclear layout. The current owners, who put in on the market for $2 million earlier this year, undertook a complete renovation and upgrade after purchasing it in 2008.
∙ 880 Lawrenceville Road [Architecture for Sale]
Fog House by David Adjaye (London, England)
One of the many private commissions Adjaye complete in the '90s and early 2000's that established his style and reputation, this Clerkenwell home, named after the diffused light that filters through the sandblasted, ground-floor windows, offers stunning views through a cantilevered extension. Initially listed for $6.14 million in May, the converted brick warehouse is still on the market.
∙ Fog House: Clerkenwell Close [The Modern House]
Beadle House #7 by Al Beadle (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
Wexler wasn't the only architect who had a way with the topology and terrain of the desert. Al Beadle, a lesser-known Phoenix architect who built the only Case Study Home outside of California, developed a cult following in Arizona for his Beadle Box designs. He had a habit of quickly cycling through homes he designed for his family, such as this one, as a means of creating a larger portfolio of work to show clients. This revamp of a Beadle original, which still preserves the centerpiece steel hearth, is still asking $995,000.
∙ 5302 E Doubletree Ranch Rd [AZ Architecture via Wowhaus]
The Wexler House by Donald Wexler (Palm Springs, California)
A visionary architect who helped make Palm Springs Modernism a highlight of midcentury design, Donald Wexler became synonymous with forward-thinking, site-specific desert design. This renovated Wexler original, which was originally built in 1955 and later expanded and remodeled by the late architect (in 1960 and 2008, respectively), not only stands as a career highlight, but traces his evolving style and design philosophy. Still listed for $1,750,000, it's as much a museum piece as evidence of Wexler's talent with glass and steel.
∙ 1272 E Verbena Drive [Deasy Penner via Realtor]
Planar House by Steven Holl (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
One of a string of haute desert homes that provide a modernist frame to survey the dry, dusty landscape, this Steven Holl-designed home, a series of bright, bold planes seems readymade for a gallerist. Still seeking $2.5 million, the 3,350-square-foot Paradise Valley, Arizona, abode boasts a lap pool and cactus garden.
∙ 6737 N 48th St [Listing via Realtor]
NEO Bankside Penthouse by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (London, England)
One of the ultimate 1 percenter dwelling in the English capital, this sprawling unit at the apex of the mechanical NEO Bankside development, shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, offers a stunning view. The slight pricechop, down to $22.3 million from $27 million, means this pricy perch is a place to park just slightly less wealth.
∙Pavilion B Penthouse
NEO Bankside, London SE1 [The Modern House]
Life Dream Home by Robert A.M. Stern (Kennesaw, Georgia)
The first in a series of everyman dream homes commissioned by Life magazine, Stern's design for this wood shingled beauty offered a more open spin on traditional styles, with high ceilings and a octagonal bedroom. Readers purchased more than 1,000 copies of the plan and the blueprint was replicated (and altered) by readers across the country, but this home, asking $594,720, is the original.
∙ 4050 Palisades Main NW Kennesaw, GA [Realtor.com]
Palais Bulles by Antti Lovag (Théoule-sur-Mer, France)
This bubblegum-pink palais, which looks like a concrete tentacle clutching the Côte d'Azur, showcases the eccentric design philosophy of eccentric Hungarian architect Antti Lovag. Formerly owned by fashion magnate Pierre Cardin, the unorthodox space offered a chic and striking spot for fashion shows. It's still available after being listed this fall, with the asking price still available upon request.
∙ Listing [Charles-Henri De La Grandiere]
∙ House of the Day archives [Curbed]