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John Barman

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Sian, Lesley, and JH's first interview of John Barman, published July 1, 2011... READ MORE
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Memories abound at Clouds Hill as it celebrates its 150th anniversary

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Charles Burns takes us back in time to the second half of the 19th century when landmark homes, along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay, served as summer retreats for Rhode Island industrialists... READ MORE
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Expand your mind and dope decor will follow

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Barbara Hodes goes on the hunt for some spring treats to spruce up the home, as well as all kinds of interesting gifts for all occasions and sensibilities, including the “can’t resists.” ... READ MORE
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Gaetano Pesce

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We revisit the chat by Sian and Lesley with JH photographing of Italian architect and design pioneer Gaetano Pesce. Wonderful interview... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: A Whole Lot of Crazy

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We return to John Foreman who gives us the history (and a tour) of the houses on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street as well as the apartment tower rising high above them all... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: “The King of New York”

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We return for your comfort and curiosity to the late John Foreman’s visit to the interior and the history of the King of New York, Otto Kahn’s still perfectly preserved mansion on 91st Street and Fifth Avenue... READ MORE
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Be it ever so palatial, there’s no place like home — If you’re a billionairess like this lady

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The 54-room, three-story penthouse on Fifth Avenue, built for a legendary American heiress on land replacing the mansion she owned and now divided into nine separate and spacious residences... READ MORE
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Pierre Durand

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A look back at our 2011 interview of Pierre Durand in his exquisite 5th Avenue home. Much of his collection is up for auction next week at Christie's New York... READ MORE
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1015 Park — A History of One of Park Avenue’s Most Distinct Private Residences

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A personal history of the red brick house on the corner of Park and 85th, completed for its family in 1915, who lived there for the next 50 years... READ MORE
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Big Old Houses: Forget Gatsby

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Revisiting a 2012 tour of The Braes given by the late John Foreman, the second great mansion (still standing) of Standard Oil heir Herbert Pratt... READ MORE
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Brock Forsblom

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A look back on Sian and Lesley interview with interior designer/art collector/writer Brock Forsblom, strong on color, on visuals and on wit, all photographed by Jeff Hirsch... READ MORE
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BIG OLD HOUSES: In My Dreams

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We recount the amazing history, thanks to the late John Foreman, of the Morris-Jumel Mansion (1765) in upper Manhattan... READ MORE

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