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Great Room Archive

August 6, 2012
Making History

A preservation-obsessed designer channels the eighteenth century when overhauling his Sag Harbor cottage.

June 4, 2012
Breaking the Fourth Wall

With an airplane-hangar door, a modernist villa in Long Beach welcomes the elements.

April 2, 2012
You’ll Want to Take the Stairs

Up to the roof, anyway. Architect Andrew Franz builds a modernist pied-à-terre in Soho.

March 5, 2012
The Boom Boom Apartment

At adman Richard Christiansen’s Chinatown loft, every night is Saturday night.

February 14, 2012
First Look: Where Questions Are Welcome

Grey Area’s Soho showroom blurs the line between art and object.

February 13, 2012
The 20,000-Brick Apartment

A child’s bedroom is his parents’ design inspiration.

January 2, 2012
Family Style

A bar-and-restaurant-owning brother and sister share a taste for esoteric spirits, misleading signage, and salvaged design.

November 28, 2011
The 2,398-Sheet Apartment

When it came time to redecorate his one-bedroom rental, Doug Meyer took no shortcuts, installing piece after piece of colored paper with the help of his brother, Gene.

November 7, 2011
A Dissident Did Our Guesthouse

Swiss-based HHF Architects teamed with the recently imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to build an ultramodern country bungalow.

September 26, 2011
Six Books Per Square Foot

How does a minimalist architect deal with a client’s truckload of printed matter? By building a very long bookshelf, for starters.

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