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Christopher Caldwell examines the architecture of Le Corbusier as a catalyst to the French riots, in The Times magazine. It’s not like they were burning cars in Marseille. Or at least not as many as in the International Style enclaves. Read More
Since Oct. 20, interior-design aficionados (and nosy neighbors) have been plunking down $25 to get a rare peek inside the 12,400-square-foot limestone mansion at 9 East 67th Street to see what they’ve done with the place.
“They” are the designers invited by the American Hospital of Paris Foundation to decorate 21 of the house’s rooms Read More
The final hurdle in the long and tortured dissolution of the Lycée Français’ storied townhouse collection has been removed. Last month, according to listing broker Carrie Chiang of the Corcoran Group, the condo conversion currently underway at the landmarked Carhart Mansion at 3-5 East 95th Street officially had its offering plan approved by Attorney General Read More
Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates is planning to establish a think tank in Harlem and has been viewing Harlem townhouses as possible locations for the new intellectual center, The Observer has learned.
According to sources familiar with the proceedings, Mr. Gates, the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and Read More
As buzzing saws and pounding hammers echoed across East 95th Street on a recent afternoon outside the Carhart Mansion, the nearly two-year-long real-estate saga involving one of the Lycée Français de New York’s Upper East Side townhouses continued apace.
Last week, Corcoran broker Carrie Chiang raised the already stratospheric prices on the 38,810-square-foot palace, which Read More
The Carhart Mansion, formerly one of several Upper East Side townhouses belonging to the Lycée Français de New York, is being converted into private residences-and things in the Manhattan real-estate market are going a lot better for the developers than they did for the Lycée. There are buyers for three out of the four luxury Read More
Benny Shabtai, the president and owner of Raymond Weil U.S.A., the U.S. division of venerated Swiss luxury watch brand headquartered in Geneva, has decided to cash out of his opulent townhouse at 870 Park Avenue, which had been remodeled by the famed architect Robert A.M. Stern. On Feb. 25, Mr. Shabtai listed the 11,000-square-foot townhouse, Read More