Frank Gehry, Closet Minimalist?

Frank Gehry has assumed "starchitect" status thanks to his iconic, deconstructivist buildings, their facades fractured by contradictory waves and angles. Architecture, he has said, should "provide a beautiful context for life's drama." But turns out, Gehry prefers to leave the drama at his doorstep.

What's startling about this 4-bedroom garden duplex at 55 Crosby Street in SoHo is not the $5.8 million price tag, but the simplicity of the space that the famed architect once called home.