A terra-cotta-colored wall sets off furnishings that range from antiques to upholstered chairs designed by--of course--Michael Graves.
An intimate spot off the living room.
A glass roof floods the library with light.
Architectural drawing tools are arranged on a shelf.
Small clerestory windows capture slices of light that accentuate the arched ceiling.
Michael designed the winding staircase. Walls are wood panels with beveled edges that simulate stone blocks. The sugar and creamer, cups, and vase are Michael's designs.
Many of the accessories in this room were sold as Grand Tour souvenirs a century ago. Michael designed the glass-and-metal centerpiece vessel for Steuben.
Light sconces in a downstairs powder room are Michael's designs as well.
Concrete floors in the kitchen and breakfast room were scored and hand-tinted.
Michael Graves found the table discarded on a curb and paired it with wood piano stools.
Many of the products Michael has designed for Target in his 11-year association with the retailer equip his own kitchen, including a toaster, a coffeepot, and canisters.
Michael studied in Rome for two years and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia, where he collected Grand Tour art and antiques, such as the sculpture on the tall wood stand he designed.
A chaise longue by early 20th-century designer Le Corbusier sits in a corner.
For relaxation, Michael paints in his home studio, often replicating the works of one of his favorite artists, 19th-century French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.
Among Michael’s honors is the National Medal of Arts, presented to him in 1999 by President Bill Clinton.
The original warehouse was brick and stucco, so Michael stuccoed the entire exterior. He added the wisteria-covered pergola that connects the library and north wing of the house to the outdoors.
An entry courtyard was created by removing part of the building roof where the two wings meet. Michael designed an interior rotunda entrance, which links the two wings of the house. He added a winding staircase and elevator.
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At Home with Architect Michael Graves
A run-down Princeton warehouse, transformed by Michael Graves into his own elegant home