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  Step into this Richard Meier-designed house, in Mount Kisco, NY, and you’ll see the interiors are a stylish match for the white and glassy-walled architecture. It's no surprise to find the owner is the iconic fashion designer Norma Kamali. Yes, that Norma Kamali, the one who created the sleeping bag coat, and the red bathing suit worn by “Charlie’s Angels” star Farrah Fawcett in what may be the most famous poster of all time. The memorable '70s look was immortalized with the donation of the one-piece swimsuit to the Smithsonian Institution. The designer made headlines herself when she unveiled the new look of the interiors of her weekend home, located about an hour from Manhattan. The property combines a stone cottage with the modernist addition. Built in 1972, it's now available for $4.35 million.  



  The artwork, furniture, and finishes were showcased in a spread in Town and Country magazine. Kamali told the publication, “'There is a blurred line between architecture, design, and fashion.’”
While the clean lines can be tracked to Meier’s more recent projects, such as the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the sleek and chic interiors are all Norma, notes listing agent Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate, who noted that the newest resident has owned the place for about five or six years. “The greatest thing is Norma Kamali bought it and renovated it,” she says. “It has her pizazz, her sense of style. Everything she used is top-notch.” The 6,044 square feet include four bedrooms, five baths, and an infinity-edge pool on almost seven wooded acres. Details include a dramatic great room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, grand floating staircase, and a casual eating area. The gleaming white kitchen is filled with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Bosch appliances. A media room contains a wet bar, and features walls of stone and glass. The sun-filled master suite is graced with a window wall, fireplace, dressing room with walk-in closet, and master bath with a freestanding tub. The upper level also sports a gym with a sauna and a bath. Although Kamali “adores it,” the 73-year-old designer isn’t using the home as much as she’d like and has decided to move on , Dowdle notes. The next owner can take advantage of the the stylish space, inside and out.


Meier, whose modernist designs include the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and San Jose City Hall, has taken a leave of absence from his firm after allegations of sexual harassment were detailed by The New York Times.

In Manhattan’s landmarked Tribeca North area, the 3,000-square-feet top floor and roof of an 1884 caviar warehouse are reconceived as a residence with large open entertaining zones and a fluid connection with the outdoor environment.

Outdoor Connection
The residence is transformed by a relocated mezzanine where a sunken interior court with a retractable glass roof connects to the planted green roof garden above. This gesture of subtracting volume from the interior brings the outdoors into the primary living zones. The roof, peeled back, showers the spaces with natural light. When open, ample air flow enters what was once a poorly ventilated and dark loft. By night, the court acts as an internal lantern illuminating the loft below.

Historic Dialogue
Embracing the building’s industrial past, a visual discourse between new and old is devised through insertions of modern materials along with restored or reclaimed materials from the loft. A custom steel stair repurposes timbers from the old roof joists as treads and landings. The multiple level residence is unified by a walnut fascia that serves as a conceptual datum.

Sustainability & Health
To add to its sustainable nature, new and energy-efficient mechanical systems and appliances are employed. The project reclaims and reuses loft materials while bringing in new, locally sourced products including the appliances, retractable glass roof, architectural metal work, and cabinetry. The new roof terrace utilizes reclaimed bluestone pavers and a majority of native plant species that require little water while insulating the environment below.

Architectural and Interior Design Team
Andrew Franz, AIA, LEED AP, Principal-in-Charge / Lead Designer
Jaime Donate, AIA, LEED AP, Project Manager
Anne Kemper, Architectural Designer
Ivy Lee, Interior Designer
Daniela Tanzj, Architectural Designer
Jeremy Taylor, Architectural Designer
Jim Tung, Architectural Designer


full article : http://www.archilovers.com/projects/152613/tribeca-loft.html

In a New York apartment designed by Suzanne and Lauren McGrath of McGrath II, the far end of the long living room provides a casual setting for the family to hang out and watch TV

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