Evan Joseph knows his way around the New York City real estate scene. The photographer's work has been featured in the pages of Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and New York magazine, and his images have been selected as the cover of the New York Times Homes magazine more than 20 times. Here, Joseph rounds up the most unforgettable spaces he has shot.
Schnabel built his pink villa, Palazzo Chupi, over his studio in Greenwich Village. The artist oversaw all aspects of the interior design, and this shoot help me understand how architecture, design, and art can tie together to direct an unexpected composition: this shot is lined up to take advantage of the reflection of the setting sun and the position of the Empire State Building.
I absolutely adore the International Style of architecture and this Long Island home owned by one of my favorite designers, Eric Cohler, is an exceptional example.
This brand new, 30,000-square-foot home was built on the Frick Estate. I was fortunate to shoot this home throughout its construction, and everything about it is magnificent.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, this is the, a 55,000-square-foot single family home built by architect James Brite in the early 1900s. It was completely restored to its former glory and the hand-carved woodwork throughout is unmatched.
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Another true work of art expressed through interior design, this is the work of David M. Sullivan. Sullivan has a unique perspective, and he personally directed the post-production look of the photographs, which were to be "cool and dark."
This hot tub in the middle of the "entertainment floor" of a gorgeous more-is-more triplex was designed by Javier Robles of Utopus. The Bacarrat crystal chandelier rains down in colors.
Former J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler purchased this seaside home.and hired Thierry Despont to lovingly restore it. It's now .
Despont redesigned it with a nods both to the 20s (especially in the bathrooms, with the exquisitely restored period hardware) and the 60s with kitchy accessories that could have been used by Warhol and his friends. I couldn’t take my eyes off the details, from the door latches to the wood paneling.
I was struck by this handsome black-tie entry.
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The director's home was also once owned by Jasper Johns and Gypsy Rose Lee.
The personal touches bring it to life, from the accordion next to the armchair to the books on the shelf.
I had the pleasure of shooting with Ms. Ryan and hearing all about her process and inspiration.
The actress told me she went around the city sneaking into pre-war lobbies to take photos of the vintage tile work. and then used those to create her design. Every corner and turn in that tile is a masterpiece.
She reportedly moved to Tribeca.
The rapper's 50,000-square-foot mansion in Connecticut has an entertainment floor with a squash court.
The Four Seasons Private Residences is, in my opinion, one of the most elegant new buildings downtown. This is the penthouse.
Robert A.M. Stern personally designed the building's library, right down to the selection of New York City-themed books on the shelves.
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The home of former Urban Outfitters CEO Glen Senk and his husband, Keith Johnson, a former buyer-at-large for Anthropologie, is a perfect example of "whatever you love, works."
And I shoot them every chance I get.
I loved the actress's home for its utter un-pretentiousness.