Homes I Love: A Warm Glass House

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Owners: Jay Fielden, editor in chief of Town & Country and his wife, Yvonne Orteig Fielden

Why I Love It: First, the knock out architecture. It was designed by James Evans, a protégé of Louis Kahn and renovated by Robert Dean, an architect who once worked for Philip Johnson. Second, I love that it’s a happy story for the family who rebuilt everything after the house was destroyed by fire. Last but not least, glass houses usually tend to be minimalist and stark in decor and that is generally what works for the architecture. But this house goes to show that color, traditional elements and layers can work in a midcentury home. In fact, what drew me to this house initially were the colors and layers in the top image, especially that blue shelf. As I read about it, it was no wonder: it’s a lacquered linen bookshelf designed by my hero Albert Hadley.

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(Photos: Trevor Tondro for the New York Times)

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3 comments

  1. We are leaving Buenos Aires in a few weeks and will be finding our new home in Upstate NY or Ct . I read this article in the NYT and my thoughts on more contemporary houses changed :) All those windows, all those trees.. it all went right to the top of my list :)
    besos, C

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