Developer Prepares to Demolish Westport's Paul Rudolph House
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What’s the proper term for a developer who buys an architecturally significant modern house in
“The house is not historically significant, and any view of how good or bad an architect Paul Rudolph was is purely subjective,” said David Waldman, who runs a commercial real estate company and whose wife is listed in town records as the buyer of the house.
And what’s the proper term for a real estate agent who sold it to the Waldmans, presumably knowing full well what she was selling and why and who explains it away by saying this:
“People are not interested in houses from the 1970s,” said Marina Leo of the Higgins Group real estate agency…
What's the proper term? “Greedy philistines” comes to mind, in my opinion.
The Times reported over the weekend that Waldman is demolishing the house this week. Here’s what the story also says about Paul Rudolph and the house he designed, which looks out over Long Island Sound to the
It was designed by Paul Rudolph, who was the dean of the Yale
And Robert A.M. Stern, the current dean of Yale’s architecture school said:
“All over the world people are waking up to the fact that Modernist houses are valuable works of art. The town of
[For more on the issue, see The Destruction of Paul Rudolph's Micheels House in the right hand column.]