This home of Michael and Gabrielle Boyd in Santa Monica was designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the legendary Brazilian architect. The home was originally commissioned by filmmaker Joseph Strick in 1963 and is the only U.S. residential project by the architect. Niemeyer lived 10 days short of his 105th birthday. He was considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture and was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. An article about the Boyd’s can be found here; more about Niemeyer can be found here.