Charles Gwathmey (Architecture, Faculty)

Private Home, Amagansett, New York, (1965)
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Designed for the architect's parents, Gwathmey's modernist revision of the summer cottage is seen as one of the most famous designs of its era and is credited with launching the 29-year-old's career. In an August 2011 issue of Architectural Digest, Editor in Chief Margaret Russell credits the Gwathmey house for sparking her successful career as a design writer.