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America’s Biggest Starchitects and Their Designs

Base Your Home Buying Choices on the Peerless Talent of These Famed Architect

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America has an obsession with celebrity unlike any other country in the world. With magazines, TV shows, and entire movies dedicated to the subject of celebrity. In fact, America’s infatuation with celebrity culture runs so deep even architects are getting in on the game. Around the country, some of the world’s most prominent architects have created unparalleled luxury homes, lending their distinctive touches to these amenity-packed buildings from coast to coast. If you’re looking for a home with a starchitect’s style, look no further:

One Bennett Park: This Robert A.M. Stern-designed tower in Chicago is more than just another luxury residence. This elegant high-rise, with sweeping views of Lake Michigan, has the classic limestone exterior of a pre-war building, but with all the amenities of a modern home, like a full-service salon and spa, port-cochere, Pilates studio, indoor lap pool, and sundeck.

70 Vestry:  Another Robert A.M. Stern creation, 70 Vestry brings luxe living to the heart of Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Set into the building’s limestone façade are oversized windows offering stunning water views, while inside, Daniel Romualdez-designed interiors boast elegant touches, like wide plank flooring, and amenities including an 82-foot indoor pool, children’s playroom, and private lounge.

277 Fifth: World-renowned Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly has created one of  New York’s most elegant buildings, 277 Fifth Avenue. This luxury building on Fifth Avenue not only boasts a prestigious address, but offers views of some of New York’s most iconic sights, from the Empire State Building to the Chrysler Building, from its Jeffrey Beers International-designed homes. The NoMad tower is also amenity-packed, thanks to an entertaining suite, private dining room, children’s playroom, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

The Bryant: Directly across from Manhattan’s Bryant Park sits a masterpiece from starchitect David Chipperfield. This modern luxury tower, dubbed The Bryant, has more than just a great location, however. This unique Midtown tower is outfitted with sleek marble counters and islands, custom millwork and fittings, oak herringbone floors, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering unparalleled Midtown views.

181 Fremont: San Francisco isn’t all painted ladies and lofts. Case in point: 181 Fremont, a modern luxury tower designed by Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee Orlando Diaz-Azcuy. In addition to its stunning views of the San Francisco Bay, the meticulously-designed homes are all about details, from custom-forged polished brass doorknobs to custom sculptural sconces adorning the hallways.  

520 West 28th: Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid’s final love letter to New York is 520 West 28th, a futuristic luxury building on Manhattan’s West Side. The elliptical High Line-adjacent tower offers not only a unique custom façade and elegant modern interiors, but a wealth of amenities, like a 75-foot indoor pool, a private spa suite, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities.

America’s passion for celebrity shows no signs of slowing down, particularly in the world of architecture. From New York to San Francisco, these starchitects are changing the landscape of America, one building at a time. 

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