Category Archives: Architecture

East 42nd Street: Walking Tour of Beautiful Spaces

Chances are if someone mentions ’42nd Street’ you will think Times Square. Unlike many New Yorkers, I really do like Times Square – not the tourists, not the shops, or the restaurants; I am not even a huge fan of big … Continue reading

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Landmark Interiors in New York City

Image courtesy nyc-architecture.com . This image is not war torn Europe after either of the World Wars. It is an image from 1965 of the demolition of the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, designed by McKim Mead and … Continue reading

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Design Leadership Summit 2014 – Fran, Jamie, Maya and many others…

The 2014 Design Leadership Summit started off with requisite cocktails and raconteur Fran Lebowitz in a conversation with Deborah Needleman – Editor-in-Chief of   ‘T’, the New York Times Style Magazine.  Lebowitz, as anticipated, was in full ‘Fran Lebowitz mode’ … Continue reading

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A Modern California Vision Turns 50

On a family vacation road trip in 1974 we drove our van down the Pacific Coast Highway – truly one of the most breathtaking routes in America – as it follows the Pacific Coastline. We started at the northern border … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

In the late 1980’s my then new client, Caroline Hirsch, was looking to purchase land on which to build a new Shingle Style home; she made a very wise decision to purchase 5 acres of property that fronts both the … Continue reading

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#TBT: House & Garden, January 1997

  When the stars align magic can happen! I was hired by Caroline Hirsch, to work with her and her architect Francis Fleetwood on a new Shingle Style home on a five acre parcel situated on the Atlantic Ocean and … Continue reading

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Familiar Old Friends on Shelter Island

I have had a long love affair with Shelter Island – a place that many people in New York have never heard of; a place some have heard of, but they aren’t sure where it is; a place some have … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Paradise in Brooklyn

When I went looking for an apartment in Brooklyn Heights a couple of years ago I did not have a terrace on my wish list; the apartment I found had a large terrace, however it was junky and rather sad… … Continue reading

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Please STOP The Construction!

I really enjoy projects that involve construction. From the very beginning of my career a significant amount of my work has involved alterations, major renovations, or entirely new construction. I find the process, the opportunities, and the challenges invigorating! In … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The Wood Floors Look Fantastic!

You may remember a blog post I wrote a few weeks ago about the refinishing of the floors in my new very old house in Litchfield County, Connecticut. The work is finished, and I am thrilled with the results…

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