Town & Country (Philippines) - - MASTERS OF DESIGN - ANNABELLE SELL­DORF

you can thank sell­dorf for the fact that your nyc week­end itin­er­ary in­cludes a house mu­seum (see: her flaw­less ren­o­va­tion of the neue Ga­lerie and the up­com­ing redo of the beloved Frick). But she is equally adept at down­town cool, as ev­i­denced by the emer­gence of West chelsea as a neigh­bor­hood with prop­erty val­ues that eclipse those on Fifth av­enue and where she de­signed the first sky garage in man­hat­tan, at 200 eleventh av­enue.

“She’s so clear about what she wants to do and has a strong set of core be­liefs, but she’s also a great lis­tener. I’ve tried work­ing with other ar­chi­tects, and they were au­thor­i­ta­tive, but they just couldn’t lis­ten.” —David Zwirner, a long­time friend for whom Sell­dorf has done 18 projects, in a 2014 pro­file in the Gentle­woman

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