Walter De Maria's former home and studio. (Photo courtesy

Will the Landmarks Committee Crush Peter Brant’s Dreams for the De Maria House?

Months after Peter Brant—paper magnate, megacollector, magazine baron, polo star—acquired Walter de Maria’s home and studio last year for $27 million, there was rampant speculator as to what would become of the space. Would it be at East Village bureau of his glassy magazine, Interview? Would it be the city’s first outpost of The Brant Foundation? Would it be a party pad for his fashionisto sons, Peter and Harry? Would it be the long-awaited Manhattan headquarters of the Greenwich Polo Club?

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