Paul Rudolph’s Swanky Pad Listed For $27.5 Million
December 3, 2012
Paul Rudoplh’s glitzy penthouse at 23 Beekman Place has been put up for sale, and it can be yours for the price of a Picasso or two. The home, which Rudolph designed for himself in 1978, was granted landmark status in 2010, following a prolonged and controversial renovation. Now, the three-story unit plus the townhouse on which it’s set have been listed for $27,500,000, reports Curbed—not a bad price for a piece of modern(ist) architectural history! Continue.
Rudolph’s design makes fantastic use of reflective surfaces, drawing in the eastern light that refracts endlessly off the shiny white walls, floors, and fixtures. The sectional changes are a thing to behold, even if they border, at times, on the vertiginous. Rudolph modulated the interiors throughout his stay in the house, making the property a kind of architectural “laboratory”, something that the property’s neighbor was not keen on. We’d love to run Architizer from here, but it’s too rich for our blood.