With the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic impacting people’s daily lives and routines across the world, folks are increasingly turning inward and hunkering down for what may be several more weeks of social distancing. What better time, then, to start watching a design-focused TV series that is informative, heartwarming, and/or aesthetically pleasing? Happily, there is no shortage of design shows to choose from during this period, whether you’re more into stories about life-changing renovations or elaborate, gravity-defying feats of architecture. Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most bingeable design-centric series on streaming services and cable now, with hopes that they will
When a family asked Suzuko Yamada to design its new home on a small corner lot in a residential area of Tokyo, the architect thought back to a trip to Africa she’d taken several years ago and the unexpected local design she saw there. “I got the inspiration of how to live without walls or ceilings from a family of mountain gorillas in the forest of Rwanda,” says Yamada. “I decided not to make many walls covering the space but to use wooden structural elements, steel pipes, window frames, staircases, and all the materials of the house to envelope the
When legendary architect John Lautner moved to Los Angeles in 1939 and completed his first building, architectural critic Henry-Russell Hitchcock hailed it as “the best house in the United States by an architect under 30.” Incredibly, you now have a chance to live in that house. Located in Silver Lake, the 1,244-square-foot residence has three bedrooms, two baths, and a patio extending outside the kitchen & dining area that expands the sense of space, and highlights the spectacular view. The hillside residence is listed at not quite $1.6 million and is listed
Above the Sunset Strip, a palatial estate with a wild Hollywood history is for sale at $29.995 million.
Since its inception, the 18,000-square-foot stunner has drawn looks and made headlines for its over-the-top style and for the string of high-profile names attracted to its eccentricity.
L.A. contractor and noted partyer Hal B. Hayes built the home in 1953, erecting a six-level steel-and-glass showplace that would serve as the ultimate bachelor pad. According to The Times, he included a mirrored master suite, orchid greenhouse, rooftop garden, artificial beach for topless tanning and an indoor-outdoor lagoon that accessed a secret, sealed underground