Design

Warrandyte Residence / John Hipwell

The house dates from 1965 and is described by the agent as a modernist sanctuary, the work of renowned architect John Hipwell. The agent also adds, unsurprisingly, that this perfectly-preserved house has had just one owner since 1965. Which is perhaps why the house looks so incredibly authentic. The guide price is $800,000 — via WowHaus

Design

Captain’s House / Roy Johnson

Located in Armonk, New York, this three-bedroom, two-bath home was originally designed in 1954 by noted architect Roy Johnson with many mid century elements in mind. But Johnson created the home for a ship’s captain, using subtle nautical references combined with the nature-forward tenets of mid century design. Six Half Mile Road is on the market now for $890,000 — via Curbed

Design

Black Shed / Mary Arnold-Forster Architects

More than a century ago, simple stone houses called blackhouses used to fill the Scottish and Irish countryside. Built with stone walls and floors and topped with a thatched gabled roof, the structures were primitive shelters for farm workers and animals.

Though the homes were exceedingly simple, they’ve proven to be stylistically influential hundreds of years down the line. A new house from Scotland-based firm Mary Arnold-Forster Architects is a modern take on the blackhouse, though it has little in common with its stony predecessor beyond its traditional form — via Curbed

Art

Geometric Pattern: Deco Sunset: Black/Cream/Gold / Red Wolf

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Design

1972 Honda CB350 / Merlin Cycleworks

This Honda CB350 comes from Merlin Cycleworks, which is run by 56-year-old Mark Kouri. Mark’s been an aircraft mechanic for over 30 years — repairing jets for United Airlines — and you can see his attention to detail in this amazing build. When he’s not repairing or replacing jet engines or fixing autopilots, he builds customs in his two-car garage at home — via Bike EXIF

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Selzer Residence / Hugh Kaptur

Designed by famed architect Hugh Kaptur — known for more than 200 residences in Palm Springs — the 1988 home sits in the gated community of Parc Andreas in South Palm Springs. Built in the style of Mexican Modern, the home’s striking twin pyramids form a distinctive exterior façade. 38727 West Maracaibo Circle is on the market for $2,295,000 — via Curbed

Design

Nuevo Andino / Freddy Mamani

Whether you love it or hate it, the divisive architectural style taking over the Bolivian city of El Alto is certainly a departure from the norm, injecting bold shapes and colours into an otherwise average cityscape. Local architect Freddy Mamani, who has spent the last 18 years developing the signature style he calls Nuevo Andino (New Andean), felt that El Alto was too monochrome. Each of his buildings is like a unique sculptural work of art aiming to enliven the city and pay homage to ancient indigenous motifs of the area — via Web Urbanist

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Geometric Pattern: Deco Sunset: Colour/Black / Red Wolf

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California Modernist / Waikanae, New Zealand

Tara Morton stumbled upon an a listing for a circa-1965 house with a California modernist sensibility and Japanese influence. It had an elegant façade of native Hinuera stone and the interiors got plenty of natural light through broad windows and sliding glass doors. Much of the interior was lined with native Rimu wood, which lent the spaces warmth. Its small pond, tennis court, and pool were surrounded by lush gardens dotted with Japanese maples, cherry trees, and magnolia trees — via Curbed

Design

Peace River Treehouse / Anderson Anderson Architects

Built on stilts, this treehouse-like home was designed by San Francisco-based Anderson Anderson Architects. It’s located in lush pine and oak forests with views to the surrounding trees and canopy. An elevator helps to navigate the 266 square metres, and the main living area features high ceilings, 2.4m windows, and a modern kitchen and dining room. 4327 NW North Road is on the market now for $1,295,000 — via Curbed

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Geometric Pattern: Deco Sunset: Colour/White / Red Wolf

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Design

Boulter House / Frank Lloyd Wright

The Boulter House is one of only three Frank Lloyd Wright homes built in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the two-storey home is asking $695,000.

Designed for two Classics scholars, Cedric G and Patricia Neils Boulter, the home was designed in 1954 and completed in 1956. Mrs Boulter was the daughter of Henry J Neils, whose Minneapolis residence Wright also designed in 1949.

Built to resemble a ship, the home is constructed of African and Philippine mahogany, Douglas fir, concrete block and glass. The Usonian design features four bedrooms plus a study, and is packed with plenty of trademark Wright features — think radiant heated floors, large glass windows and walkouts, and a cantilevered balcony — via Curbed

Wildlife

Googly-eyed Stubby Squid / Nautilus Live

The team spotted this Stubby Squid off the coast of California at a depth of 900m. The stubby squid (Rossia pacifica) looks like a cross between an octopus and squid, but is more closely related to cuttlefish. This species spends life on the sea floor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish. Rossia pacifica is found in the Northern Pacific from Japan to Southern California, most commonly seen up to 300m deep, but specimens have been collected at 1000m depth — via Youtube

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Geometric Pattern: Circle Nested Offset / Red Wolf

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Arcata Theatre / William David

Not just a cultural hub, this lot also offers up two smaller businesses and living space as part of the package, all of which is part of the historic 1938 art deco cinema in Arcata, California. At first glance, you might think you would be walking through a time capsule as you push open those cinema doors. Sadly not. The cinema was renovated/restored back in 2009, although the work was in keeping with the original 1930s building. The asking price is quite hefty at $1,500,000 — via WowHaus