A Forgotten Philip Johnson Home Gets a New Lease on Life

For friends Jiminie Ha and Jeremy Parker, renovating and restoring a forgotten home by the controversial architect was a complicated labor of love.
Photos by
Dean Kaufman

When Jiminie Ha, the senior director of graphic design at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and artist Jeremy Parker stumbled on a real estate listing for a house in Newburgh, New York, it cited, almost as an afterthought, that the property had been designed by controversial giant of 20th-century architecture Philip Johnson.

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