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Wendy Goodman

June 4, 2007 | Great Room
Buy, Rip, Repeat

In order to make their freshly built West Village penthouse accommodate a lifetime’s worth of art and books, and the artist’s wheelchair, Chuck and Leslie Close had to start by taking it apart.

March 5, 2007 | Great Room
Once a Dance Hall

Always a dance hall. A former polka palace in Williamsburg turns seventies-influenced loft space—with plenty of room to party.

February 5, 2007 | Great Room
Space Shifters

In a former cardboard factory, I-Beam Design created an ingenious multitasking apartment for a pair of art collectors.

October 30, 2006 | Vu.
Versailles, for $10 Million

A robber baron’s baroque ballroom lives on as a pied-à-terre.

October 9, 2006 |
Living in History

Who hasn’t put a hand to that freshly painted wall and wondered, Who used to live here? Every dwelling is saturated with past lives, some mundane, some extraordinary. We have ten pages of the latter, a look at the apartments of New Yorkers from James Dean in his humble West Side digs to the Steinbergs in full Reagan-era opulence.

October 9, 2006 |
Take Care of This House

The majestic apartment where the Bernstein family once sprawled is now meticulously planned but no less art-filled.

October 9, 2006 |
A Colony of One

On Staten Island, Mark Landis’s 1770s fixer-upper is a way of life.

October 9, 2006 |
Aunt Gertrude’s Kingdom

The art-filled Greenwich Village carriage house where Gloria Vanderbilt had a magical girlhood is still filled with the creative spirit.

July 24, 2006 | Great Room
Spider-Man Lived Here

They shared a tenement (sort of), but designer Mark Ciolli has done a lot more with his 350-square-foot studio than Peter Parker ever did.

July 17, 2006 | Arts
A South Fork Story

They were the center of the Jazz Age social set and the models for F. Scott Fitzgerald characters. They served chilled sherry to Ernest Hemingway on the French Riviera. But Gerald and Sara Murphy’s romance started and ended in the Hamptons, where her self-made-millionaire father owned 600 acres—property that would be worth well over $1 billion today. Here’s a look at a piece of the lost Hamptons, through never-before-seen family photos dug out of boxes in the estate’s old garage.

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