Discover the interior of the Wyle House by architect John Rex.
Frank and Edith Wyle drove nine hours through California to arrive in the North Fork.
There, the Los Angeles aerospace entrepreneur and artist found a small village near Yosemite National Park and bought some land full of rocks and oaks. It was exactly what they wanted.
Designed by modernist architect John Rex, the land soon became a fusion of Japanese minimalism with a farmhouse, bringing together the best of 1960s design.
The three-story house is secluded on a dirt road, ensuring maximum contact with nature, as the couple wanted. Rex started then with four pillars, raised in the granite that was already part of the environment, and a roof supported by modular webs. The glass walls bring natural light and closeness to the outdoors.
The naturalness remains inside, with furniture by Sam Maloof and other timeless pieces like the inviting modular leather sofa in the living room. Rocking chairs in the same material ensure the ranch vibe of the house, as do the tapestries and earthy colors.
The Wyle House has been a Frank and Edith secret for nearly 60 years, being something like a refuge for the family. “For the week, we hardly exist,” Edith once said. "The weekend is when we really start living."
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