Portland homes designed by Pietro Belluschi come with camaraderie

Two days before Neil Matteucci and Norm Kalbfleisch put their longtime home outside of Portland on the market, they opened their doors to select admirers of enduring architecture: People who also live in a Northwest modern dwelling designed by the late Pietro Belluschi, Oregon’s most celebrated architect.

During Sunday’s two-hour reception, guests wandered past varieties of rare trillium plants growing on the wooded hillside before going inside to mingle among friends and preservationists under ceilings finished in clear vertical grain Douglas fir.

Although still winter, the living space, enclosed by glass walls to visually dissolve boundaries between inside and out, was warm and welcoming.

No one in the crowd needed to be reminded that Belluschi was masterful at making simple materials look elegant and he was able to instill warmth through, he said, “the judicious use of such intangibles as space, light, texture and color.”

On Tuesday, March 15,

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Terrata Homes Reveals a Newly Designed Website

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) today announced the launch of our newly designed website for our luxury brand, Terrata Homes.

“We are excited to launch the new Terrata Homes website,” said Rachel Eaton, LGI Homes’ Chief Marketing Officer. “The new Terrata Homes online presence is crafted to meet the evolving expectations of today’s homebuyers. This updated website design improves our customers’ ability to find the home that best complements their lifestyle.”

The new website has an elevated, modern design that includes interactive elements, as well as enhanced video and photography placements, which highlight each Terrata Homes neighborhood. Visitors will enjoy an experience designed to immerse them in the unique lifestyle each Terrata Homes neighborhood offers. While exploring the handcrafted line-up of Terrata homes available, amenities and attractions offered in each neighborhood come to life through interactive area maps and stylized iconography,

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Photos: Tucson homes designed by famous architect Josias Joesler | Retro Tucson

Architect Josias Joesler established a style that became emblematic of Tucson in the early 20th century. His buildings often featured exposed hand-hewn beams, exposed adobe brick, hand plastering, breezeways and patios that would show up in Ranch home designs throughout Tucson long after his death.

Joesler’s design influences came from his extensive travels. He was born in Switzerland in 1895. He studied architecture in Bern, engineering in Heidelburg and history and drawing at the Sorbonne in Paris.

He worked as an architect in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Spain, where he married Natividad Lorenzo. The couple left Europe in 1924 for Havana, then Mexico City, and eventually Los Angeles.

While working in Los Angeles, builder John Murphey convinced Joesler to move to Tucson. Their relationship resulted in nearly 400 buildings designed by Joesler and built by the Murphey-Keith Building Company.

The Joeslers moved to San Diego briefly after World War II,

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Last home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright still up for sale in Phoenix

One of the final home designs from legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright is up for sale in Phoenix, and it will cost around $8 million.

The circular sun house on the Phoenix Mountain Preserve has been on the market for about a year, and it is one of only 14 circular homes designed by Wright, and it’s a literal piece of history that overlooks another area often associated with Wright: the Biltmore.

The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, along with great views.

“Everything about this house is appealing. All of Frank Lloyd Wright’s

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