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Lynn Becker finds Lucien Lagrange’s weird Elysian getting even weirder with a printed fabric facade to cover rehab work. Great line: “The way the hangings droop and crinkle, it’s like the courtyard facades are melting under the heat of their own strained artifice. Christo couldn’t have done it any better.”

I do want to take some issue with one thing, though: “he has to fit in all those ugly balconies that buyers seem to require.”