6.08.2011

the prince of hamptons modernism: norman jaffe

1932-1993

Sorry no posts for the last 2 days,
been busy, busy like a 
drunken bumblebee....
Anyway,
I thought I would follow up my
post
with the Prince of Hamptons Modern,
Mr. Handsome himself,
Norman Jaffe....

Norman Jaffe

Norman Jaffe
Seider House under construction.
Shelter Island
1971
(Notes and sketches by Jaffe.)

Norman Jaffe in uniform at his drafting table
in Japan.
ca. 1955

Norman Jaffe's 2 page centerfold spread in
"Men's Bazaar"
1967

Norman Jaffe with "friend" on beach.
1968

Norman Jaffe
Becker House 
Wainscott
1969

Norman Jaffe
Burland House 
(#2, The West House)
Bridgehampton
1968

Norman Jaffe
Goldman House
Bridgehampton
1969

Norman Jaffe
Barry Cohen House
Eaton's Neck
1970

Norman Jaffe
Becker House
Wainscott
1969

Norman Jaffe
Osofsky House
Shelter Island
1972

Norman Jaffe
Osofsky House 
Shelter Island
1972

Norman Jaffe
Schlachter House
Bridgehampton
1973

Norman Jaffe
Furniture designed for the Krieger House.
1975

Norman Jaffe with his crew at the Hillman House.
Springs
1977

Norman Jaffe
Datlof House
Sands Point
1979

Norman Jaffe
Wohl House
Old Westbury
1974

Norman Jaffe
Lloyds House
East Hampton
1977

Lonely pillow in the master bedroom
of the Turetsky House.

Norman Jaffe
Turetsky House Pool House
Old Westbury
1977

Norman Jaffe
Peter Cohen House 
East Hampton
1972

Norman Jaffe
Guesthouse
Ed Cohen House
(Xanadune)
South Hampton
1972

Sri Sathya Sai Baba at his ashram.
Puttaparthi
India
1970s
(You will have to get the book....)

Norman Jaffe
1932-1993

More:
here
here
here

8 comments:

  1. I didn't know this incredible architect...
    Thank you so much!

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  2. When somebody is that good-lookin' you have to wonder how they get five steps down the street without getting beat up :)

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  3. Oh gosh, now I want to retract that comment b/c I read the newspaper article above. I didn't see that at first. Was his disappearance ever solved?

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  4. LK- His pelvic bone washed up on September 11th, 1993 on Mecox Beach in Bridgehampton a 1/4 mile from where he disappeared. His remains were positively identified through existing x-rays. :(

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  5. Love this post -- hard not to love these buildings. Very seductive. Tempted to buy the monograph, but am most intrigued by Becker House -- are there many more plans/photos of this project in the book? In general, does the book have many architectural drawings, or mostly photos?

    Thanks,
    Nick

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  6. Nick, the book has way more photos than plans, but there are plans and drawings too.There are numerous pictures of the Becker House and the interior. Hope that helps! -P

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  7. Sold! Thanks for the info.

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  8. Hello All Jaffe Fans.

    Just to let you know one of Norman Jaffe's sculptural beach houses is for sale on Shelter Island, NY. Follow the listing with this link: http://www.deringharborrealty.com/DeringHarborRealty/online_listings_sales_homes_display.asp?ID=1924

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