From the archives: Daughters’ buys bypass dads

Costas Kondylis
Costas Kondylis

Imagine the conversations at Thanksgiving dinner: Two daughters of noted postwar architects have moved into buildings their fathers did not design, opting instead for prewar elegance.

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Interior designer Alexia Kondylis, daughter of Donald Trump’s preferred architect Costas Kondylis, recently bought a one-bedroom spread in a prewar building at Fifth Avenue and 11th Street. She purchased the co-op in March for $615,000, according to the New York Times. The building, constructed in 1924, was designed by Felix Candela. Read the full story from July 2005 issue here.