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Architect O’Herlihy Tackles The Long Boring Hallway

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Lorcan O'Herlihy's lime-colored two-story West Hollywood condominium, Habitat 825, gets the New York Times treatment in a glowing story that has the architect talking about his attempts to blur public and private spaces and create exterior communal places for neighbors to meet. Via the Times: “It’s hard to break out of the box” and make genuinely interesting places to live, [ O’Herlihy] said, “when you have identical units and densely packed neighbors. It’s also restrictive to force people to walk into a lobby and down a long boring hallway to reach their front door.” Also revealed: Trainer Bob from the “The Biggest Loser" lives in the place, while the penthouses have sold for $900-$1,000 a square foot, "among the highest prices ever paid for condominiums in West Hollywood." Also, a confused German Shepard with a large mouth lives in the building. [Image of Habitat 825, by Lorcan O'Herlihy via BLDGBLOG]
· Remaking the Condo With Light and Air [NY Times]