See inside the stunning homes of the world’s most famous architects an

We could all use a little inspiration right about now, and this new book certainly fits the bill.

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Life Meets Art takes readers around the globe, through time, and inside the homes of famous creative people. As part of the research process, author Sam Lubell visited many of the 250 homes featured in the book before the coronavirus hit, taking in the scent of the space, listening to its ambient sounds, and seeing how the light hit the walls.

The resulting selection leaves much to ogle at, and is a feast both for the eyes and imagination. Many of the homes have a style that mirrors the owner’s professional aesthetic (leopard print abounds at Diane von Furstenberg’s home, for instance). But Lubell says there were surprises too, and people’s hidden talents emerged from the woodwork of their homes. Author Edith Wharton was a skilled designer, and in

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Duplex at Manhattan Boutique Condo Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects Hits Market for $21.6 Million

A duplex residence at a boutique luxury residential building designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is coming onto the market Monday for $21.6 million, Mansion Global has learned.

Spanning the14th and 15th floors of the 20-story jewel box located on Madison Avenue between 88th and 89th streets, the home features high ceilings and views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, according to the developer, CBSK Ironstate, a partnership of CB Developers, SK Development and Ironstate. 

The duplex has 6,566 square feet of interior space and a 184-square-foot terrace.


The building is the smallest multifamily residential building in Manhattan to date by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, which is behind supertall towers including 15 Central Park West, 520 Park Avenue, and 220 Central Park South.

“We have designed a building with a personality all its own, but one that grows out of the traditions

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