The design of this New York home features curved vaults and rectangular lines, which gives it the bold geometric structure fitting of an art gallery.
The Pound Ridge property – on sale for $6.5m with Halstead – was designed in 1995 by Vuko Tashkovich, a Macedonia-born architect who trained under I M Pei. It was extended by its owners William Rubin – the late art curator and director of paintings and sculpture at the MOMA – and his wife, Phyllis Hattis to create space for their extensive art collection.
Walls in the New York property’s main living room are solid, maximising the space for hanging art. Light comes from clerestory windows, which are set beneath a double-height vaulted ceiling with glazed end arches, illuminating the space from above.
Most of the glazing is on the rear façade of the Greek-inspired home, which faces Mallard Lake, a swimming lake that borders its landscaped grounds.