Eisenman characterized one home as “a dumb little apartment” in New York City with “a kitchen that’s not comfortable for two people to be in at the same time.” He characterized the other as a “wonderful old New England house, made of stone, brick and tile,” which was an 18th-century mill and is built over a waterfall. “No architect has ever worked on it,” he said. “You couldn’t design like this. It happens over time,” as successive owners altered it to meet their needs. — Katherine Salant, Washington Post
Remember the rumor circulating around that Rem Koolhaas lives in a prim-and-proper 19th-century home? Eisenman is apparently no different. He sat down with Katherine Salant of the Washington Post to talk about his home life.
Why does Eisenman choose such banal and vernacular digs? Because at the end of the day, he just wants something cozy. The irony of this is truly dumbfounding.