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3.12.2009 

paul rudolph on east 63rd



everybody knows about paul rudolph's penthouse apartment at 23 beekman place, but there is also a lesser known jem on east 63rd street.

Though nothing like its neighbors, the house on East 63rd is surprisingly easy to miss from the street—deliberately so. Architect Paul Rudolph, intent on creating a retreat from city life, made sure his clients would live in what one critic referred to at the time as “a world of their own.” The brown-glass façade intentionally recedes from the eye. A successful disguise, the design nonetheless gives the house—built for real-estate lawyer Alexander Hirsch and his partner, Lewis Turner, in 1967—a mysterious, almost uninviting quality.

hirsch residence
101 east 63rd street, new york, ny
1966

halston's old house at ny magazine

paul rudolph and his architecture







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