More houses by Paul Rudolph. I’m not sure why I like him so much; maybe it’s the feeling that every space is designed for a party, or the use of white, or that he went so glam/space age in the 60s and 70s. I like all the low Japanese-style seating, often set in one-step-deep conversation pits. Almost all his houses have this 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, faintly 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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