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Great Room Archive

June 15, 2009
One Man’s Treasure

Designer and painter Richard Lee wants to be a minimalist. There’s just too much great stuff in his apartment.

April 27, 2009
Wild Blue Yonder

The wall holds up the ceiling. The color holds up the wall. How a bold palette choice turned an apartment conversion into an artistic statement.

March 2, 2009
Mod Men

A purple piano, a latex sofa, and a Ronald McDonald head make for a classic-kitschy mash-up at this former art studio, speakeasy, and morgue turned ad agency.

December 1, 2008
The Gangster’s Favorite

An antiques dealer’s home is a living tribute to a mobster-beloved designer.

June 9, 2008
Warmer When Occupied

A former cold-storage warehouse becomes a cozy family home.

April 28, 2008
Way Before It Was Cool

For four decades, a former synagogue on Hester Street has been a studio, living space, and renovation project for the artists Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins.

March 3, 2008
Packed With Care

Harry Heissmann’s tiny living room overcomes its dimensions with a meticulously placed collection of art and furniture, and a fake fireplace with simulated crackles.

January 7, 2008
Bohemia in Midtown

The high-ceilinged, light-filled studios on top of Carnegie Hall have housed artists, musicians, and writers for more than a century; now, the remaining tenants are fighting to stay.

September 17, 2007
Loving Frank

Fifty-seven years after he designed it, the house that Frank Lloyd Wright thought might be his greatest has finally been built by one determined fan.

August 20, 2007
Stripe-tastic!

Humble vinyl tape turns an art collector’s floor into a Pop masterpiece.

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