Home Run: Inside the Residences of 10 Designers

Robert Kleinschmidt : After living in one of Chicago’s famed Ludwig Mies van der Rohe towers for 17 years, Robert Kleinschmidt expanded his apartment by buying a similar one next door and combining the two. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

Robert Kleinschmidt : After living in one of Chicago’s famed Ludwig Mies van der Rohe towers for 17 years, Robert Kleinschmidt expanded his apartment by buying a similar one next door and combining the two. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

Robert Kleinschmidt : After living in one of Chicago’s famed Ludwig Mies van der Rohe towers for 17 years, Robert Kleinschmidt expanded his apartment by buying a similar one next door and combining the two. Photography by Mike Schwartz.

Jamie Drake : Even before Annabelle Selldorf, Jamie Drake’s fellow Interior Design Hall of Fame member, had broken ground for a New York apartment tower buzzed-about for having private sky-garages, Drake had already signed on to buy a second-story unit there. Photography by M arco Ricca.

Jamie Drake : Even before Annabelle Selldorf, Jamie Drake’s fellow Interior Design Hall of Fame member, had broken ground for a New York apartment tower buzzed-about for having private sky-garages, Drake had already signed on to buy a second-story unit there. Photography by M arco Ricca.

Laura Bohn : There’s no shortage of trees in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, where Laura Bohn and her husband, Richard Fiori, spend long weekends away from Laura Bohn Design Associates and BFI Construction. Photography by W endy Silverstein.

Laura Bohn : There’s no shortage of trees in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, where Laura Bohn and her husband, Richard Fiori, spend long weekends away from Laura Bohn Design Associates and BFI Construction. Photography by W endy Silverstein.

Jim Olson: Longbranch, population 30, was the Washington town where Jim Olson’s grandfather bought an 8-acre property in 1913. Photography by B enjamin Benschneider.

Jim Olson: Longbranch, population 30, was the Washington town where Jim Olson’s grandfather bought an 8-acre property in 1913. Photography by B enjamin Benschneider.

Jim Olson: Longbranch, population 30, was the Washington town where Jim Olson’s grandfather bought an 8-acre property in 1913. Photography by B enjamin Benschneider.

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg: The plastic shingles, spiral stair, and pink bathtub of the existing house aside, this beachfront plot in Amagansett, New York, was hard to beat. Photography by R ichard Powers.

George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg: The plastic shingles, spiral stair, and pink bathtub of the existing house aside, this beachfront plot in Amagansett, New York, was hard to beat. Photography by R ichard Powers.

Lee Mindel : As a kid at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lee Mindel felt free to follow his architectural notions wherever they led him. Photography by M ichael Moran/Otto.

Lee Mindel : As a kid at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lee Mindel felt free to follow his architectural notions wherever they led him. Photography by M ichael Moran/Otto.

Paul Siskin : The movie Brokeback Mountain was enjoying a huge success at the time Paul Siskin acquired 4 acres in a largely gay and lesbian residential enclave in Hudson, New York. Photography by E ric Laignel.

Paul Siskin : The movie Brokeback Mountain was enjoying a huge success at the time Paul Siskin acquired 4 acres in a largely gay and lesbian residential enclave in Hudson, New York. Photography by E ric Laignel.

Kevin Walz : Two things happened to Kevin Walz in 1994. He was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and he left New York—along with his two young daughters—to spend a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Photography by G arrett Rowland.

Kevin Walz : Two things happened to Kevin Walz in 1994. He was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and he left New York—along with his two young daughters—to spend a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Photography by G arrett Rowland.

Kevin Walz : Two things happened to Kevin Walz in 1994. He was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and he left New York—along with his two young daughters—to spend a year as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Photography by G arrett Rowland.

Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts : Abandoned, missing its windows, a New York loft cost just $250 a month to rent when Steven Harris, a recent graduate of Princeton University, moved in and started fixing the place up. Photography by S cott Frances/Otto.

Steven Harris and Lucien Rees Roberts : Abandoned, missing its windows, a New York loft cost just $250 a month to rent when Steven Harris, a recent graduate of Princeton University, moved in and started fixing the place up. Photography by S cott Frances/Otto.

Rand Elliott : An ethereal light box occupies the upstairs of the 1920’s Italianate garage sharing a downtown Oklahoma City property with the house where Rand Elliott lives with his wife, Jeanette. Photography by R obert Shimer/Hedrich Blessing.

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