More houses by Paul Rudolph. I’m not sure why I like him so much; maybe it’s that he was willing to try so many versions of modernism, or it’s the use of white, or that he went so adventurously, successfully space age in the 60s and 70s, or the glam. I really like all the low Japanese-style seating, often in one-step-deep conversation pits – it’s something almost all his houses have in common, whether they’re strict midcentury modern or 60s/70s mod. Whatever happened to conversation pits? I believe he’s underrated. His Modulightor house was in the previous post, and above is the Milam Residence; below is the Green Residence.
The Bass Residence, looking like a white Frank Lloyd Wright:
Below, the Cohen House, also via here, shown present day (in condition almost identical to original, for resale since it’s currently for sale) and also shortly after it was built. But what happened to the cool lamps flanking the fireplace?
The Hiss Residence, also known as the Umbrella House. All photos by Kelviin of the Paul Rudolph Foundation.
Below is the fairly psychedelic, late 70s glam Edersheim Apartments.
Rudolph’s own apartment in the Beekman Building: lots and lots of parties. Lots and lots of house plants.
And finally, as already shown in our first Rudolph post, the Alexander Hirsch Residence, later owned and refinished by Halston:
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