It’s not every day you see a house with a huge, open window.
That’s the case with the house I bought on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last year, which was part of a large-scale renovation project.
When I bought it, the window was open, but the house had the wall installed, which had a very distinct look.
The design, by architect Frank Gehry, was a response to the New York City skyline’s encroaching skyscrapers, and I liked the fact that it was a “big wall,” which means it extends more than a mile from the house’s foundation.
Gehry said he designed the house in the same style that he did his other works, and that it reminded him of his childhood home in Manhattan’s East Village.
“It was like a family reunion,” he told The American Conservatives.
“I think it’s a very big compliment,” said Sarah, a longtime resident of the house.
“I just think it feels like a home.”
Sarah says that when she and her husband, Robert, bought the house, they had a hard time figuring out the aesthetics of the home.
“We just thought it was just a bunch of old wood,” she said.
“We had a great experience with the project, and we’re just thrilled to be able to live in this house,” she added.
Sarah and her brother-in-law, Eric, who are also residents, say they’ve seen improvements in the new home over the years, but they haven’t been as noticeable.
“The big wall in my home is just not a big thing anymore,” said Eric, a retired architect.
“People don’t even notice it anymore, and people just take it for granted.”
As of now, the house has an open view of the river and a view of New York Harbor.
Sarah says that she and the family are also planning to buy another house in their neighborhood, in order to extend their backyard, and expand the view of Manhattan.