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Paul Goldberger shakes fist at McMansions on the South Fork

October 12, 2016 05:39PM

Paul Goldberger (Credit: Alchetron)

Paul Goldberger (Credit: Alchetron)

Not even good architecture could cure the “too-much-money syndrome” in the Hamptons, Paul Goldberger said in a recent interview with 27East. “Good architecture can’t answer the problem of where you shouldn’t be building anything at all,” said the architecture critic, who owns a Frank Hollenbeck-designed South Fork house that was later renovated by Robert A.M. Stern and Bates Masi Architects. In the interview published last week, Goldberger gives his two cents on the resurgence of modern design (“can be very grand”), the traditional Hamptons shingle style (“one of the great movements in American architecture”), the 1842 Greek Revival-styled Topping Rose House on Main Street in Bridgehampton (he’s a fan) and the new starchitects in town recruited by the likes of Bill Gates. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen