You might think that the sale of a magnificent Charles Gwathmey-designed penthouse on Central Park would be as rare as spotting an Iceland Gull in the manicured greensward below. But this year two Gwathmey masterpieces changed hands. What’s more, the sellers were both Goldman Sachs men. (And, for the record, on December 17, an Iceland Gull sighting was confirmed at the Reservoir).
On New Year’s Eve, Goldman Sachs vice chair J. Michael Evans sold his Charles Gwathmey-designed Park Laurel penthouse at 15 West 63rd Street for $23.7 million, city records show. Mr. Evans slipped in just before the capital gains tax jumped up, saving him considerable cash given that he purchased the 11-room condo for just $10.3 million back in 2003 from Bradford Weston, another Goldman Sachs man.
Most stories about the fire at Larry Gagosian’s Amagansett home Toad Hall have featured smoky cell phone pictures, and while the rescued art inside was probably impressive, the house itself is something to behold. NSFW if your boss is a building (because it’s real estate porn! Snap!)
A look at the local craftsmanship of the architect, who died on Monday in Manhattan. Read More
Richard Meier gazed down through his round, black-framed glasses at a partially completed drawing, which was fastened to a long, flat desk by masking tape. “I started at noon, but I haven’t gotten very far,” he said, sounding like a student empty-handed of homework. He had taken off his black suit jacket to work on Read More
The weekend house is the sonnet form of American architecture, a proving ground for architects who then move on to skyscrapers, museums or other epic projects. It’s especially hard to conceal mistakes in a beach house, and few places have provided as clean a slate for experimental design as eastern Long Island, with its low-lying Read More