Frank Gehry, Closet Minimalist?
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.
The interior is serene with 25-foot high ceilings that Gehry exposed, and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of light and overlook an expansive garden. No where is there the structural evidence of his signature writhing, tortured architectural style.
Of course, it's important to place boundaries between one's professional and personal life, but I wonder: Would those clocked by ice and snow falling from Gehry's savagely angled Stata Center at M.I.T. feel this is a case of 'practice what you preach'?