Phipps Estate

Designed for a site on the grounds of the former Phipps Estate in Old Westbury, New York, the residence is comprised of a series of cubes and rectangles connected by glass and horizontal roof planes. Intended to house an extensive Contemporary art collection, a 10' diameter Anthony Gormley sculpture drove the design. To accommodate the piece, a "chaplet" was created off the Living Room, providing the light airy piece a "canvas" to stand in front of and a prominent space to occupy. A retractable glass roof allowed for the large piece to be craned in from above. The home totals around 16,000 square feet, with roughly 5,000 square feet of below grade gallery space and art storage.