Mar 22, 2013

Homes of the Future, Built in the Past

The space race is over, but you wouldn't know it looking at these homes. These stunning space-age creations by architects such as John Lautner, Richard Neutra and Jules Gregory all seem ready to blast off.


The most iconic of John Lautner's works, Bob Hope's Palm Springs estate was designed in 1973 to resemble a volcano with a copper roof rising to an open semi-circle at the top. 


A home designed by an acclaimed architect is a find in itself, but a home designed by two influential architects is quite unusual. This modernist triplex combines structures by Richard Neutra and Paul Hoag.


When architects design for themselves, they often stretch their creative muscles. Jules Gregory designed his modern home with a double-conoid roof that appears to float above the structure walls.


This Lautner-designed home, known as the "Elrod House," was built for interior designer Arthur Elrod and famously used in the James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever."