HELENA DOBROVOLSKY ARAHUETE, AIA
Born in Belgium and brought up in Buenos Aires, Arahuete graduated from the University of Buenos Aires and worked for several Argentinean architectural, engineering, and construction firms.
She came to the US in 1971 to work with John Lautner on the Arango Residence in Acapulco and became his highest-regarded associate. After his death in 1994, she continued as principal of John Lautner Associates.
2003 - The John and Marilyn Roscoe Residence, aka The House Above the Morning Clouds, aka Tawantan, 1700 Twin Sisters Road, Green Valley CA. 2000 feet up on top of a mountain in Napa Valley. Includes 1700 acres. 13000 square feet. Featured in Architectural Digest January 2005.
The highlight of the
house is undeniably the 50-foot pool, which begins in the living
room and slips beneath tempered-glass doors to a deck suspended over
the hillside. The pool is finished in 1-by-1-inch Bisazza glass
tiles in a rich blue color and was built by
Interiors by John Wheatman Associates of San Francisco.
As of 2011 owned by the Timothy W. Hoffman Trust. Second photo by Alan Weintraub.
2009 - The Edward and Kiesha Domanskis Residence, aka Gull House, 2049 Ocean Way, Laguna Beach CA. Built on the site of a 1919 beach cottage, bottom photo. Foundation by TSW Corporation. For sale 2010-2012.
Year unknown - Anchorage AK. Photo by Helena Arahuete. Located on a beautiful wooded site in the mountains above Anchorage with views extending from Mt. Denali (McKinley) to the north to the Chugach Mountains in the south.
Year unknown - aka Mountain Wave, San Gabriel Mountains CA. Photo by Helena Arahuete.
Year unknown - aka the Camelback
Mountain Residence, Phoenix AZ. Unsure if built.
Year unknown - aka Oasis, Palm Desert CA. Unsure if built. Photo by Helena Arahuete.
Year unknown - House in North Carolina, address unknown.
Around 2008 - The Stephen Enkeboll
Residence. 19 acres.
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