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Maybe 1 in 100 brutalist designs make me take pause. But a sweeping arc, a glorious curve? An exact and balanced resolve of angles, glass and light?

I just swoon.

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Found in Carmel, California is one such design currently on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty. Man, if I only had the money…

Any-hoo, this is from the brain of designer genius Wallace E. Cunningham (a name found on the illustrious AD Top 100 Designers on more than one occasion), a ten year project, that honestly soars in so many ways.

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Is it possible that a designer, a design and a location are sometimes matched in heaven? If so, the angels were at work on this Pacific Ocean bluff. The concept of organic architecture is often limited to terrestrial comparisons – Cunningham looks at the curves of the earth, the clouds, the waves of great oceans and resolves to create the essence, the energy and the beauty, here.

Wallace seaIt is concrete, steel and glass manipulated into something as graceful as a falling feather.

If that is not genius, I’ve lost my mind.

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On his company website the telling statement – “The concept of spirituality and motion are integral to my work”. Never was a truer statement made.

Investigate, discover and enjoy this marvellous man’s work. And if you ave $USD11m or so, buy this house. Love this house. Because I sure as hell do


For further enjoyment, meditate  blissfully with this video of his work.


Prue Miller has been nuts about architecture and sharing her passion in the media for a long, long, long time. Yep, she’s that old. A former host on Sky News Real Estate, print journalist with NewCorp and a published author Prue is always looking for new challenges, delights and moments that make her swoon.

Find her at prue@pruemiller.com