Wednesday, May 16, 2007

From Africa to Queens

For anyone still looking for a house for the summer, something very exclusive is about to come up in Queens.

Tomorrow, the Maison Tropicale, a small aluminum-paneled house built in 1951 by Jean ProuvĂ©, a French designer and the current court favorite of well-heeled contemporary art and design collectors internationally, is being opened to the public for preview in Long Island City. Christie’s, the auction house, will offer it for sale on June 5. The presale estimate is $4 million to $6 million.

From Africa to Queens Waterfront, a Modernist Gem for Sale to the Highest Bidder

Maybe it can be planted on top of a Queens West hi-rise and access to it can be a selling point which will raise the average cost of buying by $100,000!

Photo from NY Times


-Joe said...

It will cost a fortune to dissassembe that thing without destroying it or it killing you.
Evey nut and bolt must be seized or rusted together (salt water)

verdi said...

Gee....all that money for a French designed aluminum sided (oh, excuse me paneled) house!