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  • Format

    Hardcover

  • Pages

    424

  • TRIM SIZE

    10 x 12

  • ON SALE

    December 08, 2020

  • ISBN

    9781580935463

  • ILLUSTRATIONS/PHOTOGRAPHS

    300

About the Author

Randy M. Correll, a RAMSA partner since 2000, has designed elegant houses across the United States, from Martha's Vineyard and East Hampton to Aspen and Los Angeles, and in Canada and the Caribbean. He has received high praise for the adaptive reuse of nine vernacular farm buildings as the Town Hall of East Hampton. Gary L. Brewer has been a RAMSA partner since 2008. His design portfolio includes both residential and institutional projects, most notably the new Nelson Fitness Center at Brown University. Brewer lectures regularly on the work of the firm and is a board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. Born in Australia, Grant F. Marani came to New York to study architecture at Columbia University and joined RAMSA on graduation in 1984, becoming a partner in 2000. Marani is currently working on a number of residential developments in China. Over a thirty-five-year tenure at RAMSA, partner Roger H. Seifter has focused on residential design, with houses across the United States and Canada and in London and New Delhi. His work is widely published; most recently a penthouse at 15 Central Park West was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest.

Houses: Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Gary L. Brewer, Randy M. Correll, Grant F. Marani, Roger H. Seifter

The house is the architect’s favorite form: an opportunity to work collaboratively with clients on design that shapes and enhances life and gives pleasure over time. Here the “House Partners” at RAMSA, four distinguished architects, present 25 houses and apartments the firm has completed in the past ten years, each a unique design and collectively a stylistically diverse group reflecting deep knowledge of history and precedent.

Located in dramatic settings across North America–from Napa and Sonoma to the Michigan lakefront to the spectacular coastline of the Hamptons and New England–these remarkable houses reveal the architect’s emphasis on the importance of context and his dedication to exploring the nature of space. Each house invokes the vernacular architectural heritage particular to its region while gracefully reflecting its unique natural surroundings. Whether they are shingle style “cottages” by the sea, colonial Georgian country estates, or elegant Regency designs, these houses are unique both for their timelessness and their ability to evoke a conversation with the past–a dialogue Stern and his partners believe lies at the heart of architecture.

Also featured are apartments in the many residential towers the firm has designed in New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Foremost among them, of course, is 15 Central Park West, acknowledged as the most successful condominium in New York.

To give insight into the design process and client goals, each of the partners describes his own designs, focusing on the plannng and interior finishes. Stern is contributing an overview essay on the overall direction of the firm and linking the projects together.