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.


atomichomes_bobhope

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. 



atomichomes_neutra 

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.



atomichomes_julesgregory 

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.



atomichomes_elrodhouse

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."