Architecture is our soul’s pursuit
Of a recurring dream given at birth,
Of a deep, meaningful life
“Bring us your grand, most passionate dreams,
For how your life and home should be,
Daydreams of what each day will be like.
We’ll carefully nurture it, fulfill it,
And you will cross into a new world”
The phone was ringing…
I slowly put down my pen. Lifting the receiver, I said, “Hello?”
My caller introduced himself briefly, and then began speaking with
a sense of excitement and urgency.
He said, “I want to build a French house,
not an American interpretation of a
French house…Do you know the difference?”
“Certainly,” I said, without a moment’s hesitation.
He described a life story and a magnificent vision,
as if from years of reflection. Soaring in scale, authentic in…
“Like a fairy tale, you lose your bearings in both space and time… Everything looks at once strange and familiar in this magical place…this outstanding jewel box, designed to house countless art treasures – paintings, drawings, sculptures, engravings, precious books.”