· By Herb Lester

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation, New York

Extracted from Party Of One: New York, buy yours here.

The family home of sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-1991) and his wife Renee has been maintained as an exquisite, intimate museum, comprising his studio, exhibition space and private rooms. The house, built in the 1830s and subsequently adapted for industrial use, was converted back for residential living by the Grosses in 1963, with many modern features including a skylight and recessed lighting. Visitors are led through the house by an engaging guide, who will point out the many highlights among Gross’s own works as well as his significant collection of paintings, sculpture and tribal masks. Domestic and culturally enriching too – you may want to move in.

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation
526 LaGuardia Place, 10012
Tel: 212 529 4906