The first precedent I ever used for inspiration on a project was the Casa Malaparte. It is a modernist house designed by Adalberto Libera, for an artist upon the island of Capri, Italy.
"Finding Casa Malaparte,"
Datum: student journal of architecture: Vol. 3
, Article 3.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/datum/vol3/iss1/3