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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Pottery House’ for sale

When you think of Frank Lloyd Wright, probably the last thing to come to mind is adobe constuction. Frank Lloyd Wright is famous for his signature prairie style of architecture so it is somewhat surprising that he designed one of the most beautiful abode homes in the American southwest. Located just outside of...

The Chulo Canyon Cave House in Arizona

Tired of the risk of fire, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes? Then consider the option of a cave house. This one is located in Chulo Canyon, Arizona and it is up for sale! It looks teeny-tiny from the exterior, but the living space actually extends back into the cave some 3000 square feet. I'm a bit claustrophobic and...

From the funky files: three iconic Palm Springs homes

Palm Springs, California is famous for its mid-century desert architecture. In fact, the area probably has the greatest collection of preserved mid-century specimens anywhere in the United States. It was also a mecca for experimental architecture and design during the 1960's. Have a look at these 3 iconic Palm Springs originals... 1. The D'Angelo...

Artistic Hacienda in New Mexico

This unique hacienda is located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a treat of southwestern warmth and New Mexican charm. And it is currently for sale! Named Emory Oak Farm, this property also includes an artist's studio, wood-working shop, and a large equine facility on 15 acres of high desert...

Hand-built adobe home in Las Cruces, New Mexico

A reader named Julia sent me an email about her adobe home that was recently listed on the market in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This place is wide-open & gorgeous! I feel clean, cool and tidy just looking at it! 🙂 The hand-built adobe home was created by local builder Bob Pattison who has built several adobe...

Pristine Arizona earth sheltered house for sale

Check out this house in Arizona: Did you see it? It is actually under the patio: See?  Yup, it's under there. Check it out from another angle: This beautiful energy efficient, earth covered home is currently for sale in Fountain Hills, Arizona. It is listed for $270,000 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in...

The Desert Nomad House

In the Sonoran Desert, west of Tucson, Arizona, you will find this unusual home. The Desert Nomad House was designed by award winning architect Rick Joy. It is actually composed of three seperate steel and glass cubes. Here's an aerial view: It is currently listed for sale at $875,000. This "desert retreat, private...

Incredible hiding home

Have a look at this unconventional place in  Sonoita, Arizona. If you were running down the hill on foot, you might just bound right over it and not even notice! Peeking out from a rugged, golden hillside is this 1667 square foot, 3 bed, 3 bath earth-sheltered home. It is currently for sale for $470,000. Built...

Fun mid-century house in Palm Springs

I have posted before on the fabulous collection of mid-century homes in Palm Springs California. Since it is still winter outside in Colorado, I would like to again return to Palm Springs for some lustful house-peeping. This mid-century built house is currently on the market in Palm Springs for $1,249,000... apparently, it used...

Bart Prince designed “House Beneath The Mountain” is for sale

American architect Bart Prince is probably my favorite contemporary designer. I just love his stuff. His creations are strikingly organic and complex - like massive science projects set in majestic landscapes. The natural rugged beauty of the western United States really informs his work. A house that he recently designed is on the market in...