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Bobby McAlpine McAlpine, Atlanta, Nashville, Montgomery, NYC The moment you knew you were destined to be part of the design and architecture worlds. It's all I have known since I was five. Design books everyone should have in their library. Mine! Seriously, the ones that speak to your soul. For me, it is any book about Sir Edwin Lutyens. And my interior design icons John Saladino and Anouska Hempel. First important piece you bought. I have bought so much… Probably a period William and Mary highboy. You collect. Critters. Wood, stone, metal, fur, thatch, live. Museums you love. Musée Rodin, Paris; Sir John Soane's Museum, London; The Met Cloisters, NYC. Home scent. Cire Trudon Cyrnos. Personal fragrance. Don't really have one. Movie you love because of the design elements. Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940 version). Farrow & Ball hue that always works. For me, it's Smelt Black. Second home. I divide my time between my house in Atlanta and my house at Lake Martin, Alabama — the latter being the second home, which is my real home. Next for you. Fulfilling the next client's dream. Peter Pennoyer Peter Pennoyer Architects, NYC The moment you knew you were going to be part of the design and architecture worlds. I was fascinated by architecture from a young age. Growing up in New York City, I was surrounded by extraordinary buildings and streetscapes. I wrote an essay comparing the Plaza Hotel to a new concrete apartment tower for my school bulletin in eighth grade. My teacher would say that was the beginning of my architecture career. Design books everyone should have in their library. With a library of thousands , it's hard to choose my favorites, but a few special ones are The Aesthetics of Architecture by Roger Scruton; A Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander; and The Story of Architecture by Witold Rybczynski. First important piece you acquired. For my very first apartment, I bought an American Classical breakfast table and four Hoffmann Fledermaus chairs . You collec t. I have a number of passionate collections, many of which stem from my love of history, including scientific demonstration models, architectural books, prints and photographs of New York from 1900 to 1940, American furniture, American 19th-century sculpture, and various curiosities from the 19th century, from scrimshaw to antique tools and dies. Museums you love . The Morgan Library & Museum, NYC; Guild Hall in East Hampton (which we have been fortunate to be involved in the restoration of) ; and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Home scent. I like to open the windows to bring in the fragrances of our garden at our country house. Personal fragrance . No fragrance for me! Movie you love because of the design elements . Can I name two? Rear Window and Poor Little Rich Girl. Benjamin Moore color you gravitate to. Marblehead Gold. Second home . My wife, interior designer Katie Ridder, and I are lucky to get to spend our weekends (and as much time as we can) at our country house in Millbrook, New York . Next for you . Among many other projects — including our new book, Peter Pennoyer Architects: City | Country, my firm is working on a new apartment tower in New York City; the restoration of a great Italianate mansion in Savannah, Georgia; we are competing to design a new memorial in Washington, D.C. ; and I'm contributing to a book on the architect Rosario Candela that will be published by Rizzoli. 129

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