A New York penthouse takes on Scandinavian minimalism, a John Lautner original in mint condition, and a $19 million Medina mansion in spitting distance from Jeff Bezos.
Each month, 360Modern rounds up the most jaw-dropping mid-century and contemporary Modern homes on the global real estate market. Keep scrolling to find the house of your dreams.
7935 Overlake Dr., Medina, Washington, 98039
Only in Medina, Washington would you find a $19 million fixer-upper. Located on a nearly one-acre lot in one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country, the 7,150-square-foot mid-century Modern home was designed by Seattle architect Robert M. Shields in 1967 and probably not touched since. While the exterior boasts massive floor-to-ceiling windows and striking geometry, the inside could use a little work. With its warm wood-paneled walls, royal blue-topped kitchen island, and outdated dining room chandelier, even the home’s relators encourage potential buyers to “rebuild this once magnificent mid-century Modern home.” But it’s what’s on the outside that counts, right!? The backyard of the Medina Gold Coast residence features a private beach and dock (because all houses should!) and captures unparalleled views of the western Washington trifecta: Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier, and Lake Washington. Plus, you get to be neighbors with Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates—if you’re into that sort of thing. Want to check it out? Click here.
240 Park Avenue South, Penthouse, New York, New York, 10003
This Park Avenue penthouse is about as Scandinavian as New York luxury gets. Designed by Søren Rose, who dubs this two-story pad his studio’s Magnum Opus, the top-floor Manhattan condominium takes an unexpected turn for the understated: white walls, minimal furnishings, concrete counters, and warm wood accents make the already spacious home even airier, however, the devil is in the details. An opulent marble bathtub anchors the master bathroom (you’ll find us here after a long day!), a sleek floating staircase wraps around the home’s first story, and full-height windows open up to the 30-foot-long rooftop pool with an infinity glass wall composed of custom blue mosaic Bisazza tile. The cornerstone of this home—no pun intended—is a hand-selected twenty-four-foot-tall, forty-five-panel book-matched wall of Green Verdi Alpi, extracted from the same Swiss quarry architect Mies Van Der Rohe chose for the Barcelona Pavillion, because why not!? Click here to see more images of this extravagant home.
Just Like New
3329 Ledgewood Drive, Hollywood Hills, California, 90068
Some things are too good to give up, and for 1950s Los Angeles grocery store owner Harry Williams, that thing was his John Lautner-designed Hollywood Hills home. Built in 1952 by the famed Modern architect before the neighborhood was swarmed with mansions and celebrities, Williams lived in the house until he passed away this past March—that’s nearly 70 years of commitment. Now, this piece of design history is hitting the market for the first time. Located just below the Hollywood Sign, the post-and-beam structure is known for its triangle motif that merges its dramatically angular rooftop and sharp support beams, down to small details like wood accents and geometric mosaic tiles. Carefully restored in 2018 by Lautner’s longtime associate, the only changes made to the home since the ‘50s were the removal of a closet near the front door, and new kitchen countertops and appliances. (Did we just hear a modernism purist give a sigh of relief?). We love it and we think you will, too. Click here to check it out!
On the Edge
165 Forest Road, Vail, Colorado, 81657
You don’t have to be a winter sports enthusiast to enjoy this opulent Vail, Colorado mansion. Situated on a mountain slope with sweeping views of Gore Range, Apogee House is 8,800 square feet of pure luxury. A casual 75-foot long suspended glass-bottom pool, a modest freestanding glass elevator, a rejuvenating spa with a waterfall feature, sliding glass walls, and a four-car garage with a car rinse area are just a handful of the high-end amenities that come with this multi-million dollar home. And since it’s located in Colorado, where temperatures can drop to the single digits, the Modern home features more than 6,500 square feet of outdoor heated decks (Whew, thank god!) and sleek marble fireplaces—PLURAL!—scattered throughout the home indoors and out. Whoever buys this house, please invite us over. We have a lot of swimming to do. Click here to see more images—you know you want to.
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