A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

A Look at Richard Meier's Iconic Lambert House

By Maggie Nolin
Constructed in 1961, Richard Meier’s first residential project is a nascent example of the modern prefab typology.

The Lambert House is named for its first owner, Saul Lambert, a New York City artist and illustrator who shared many of architect Richard Meier’s modernist ideals. Lambert’s widow, Joanne Underwood, recalls the early design process: "Saul had a strong idea about what he liked and didn’t like. Plain and geometric, light and clean proportions—and that’s what Meier was able to do."

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