Max Hoffman House

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Max Hoffman House
Max Hoffman House1.jpg
General information
Architectural styleModern architecture
LocationRye, New York
Coordinates40°58′55″N 73°39′30″W / 40.982006°N 73.658247°W / 40.982006; -73.658247Coordinates: 40°58′55″N 73°39′30″W / 40.982006°N 73.658247°W / 40.982006; -73.658247
Construction started1955
Design and construction
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright

Max Hoffman House is a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in Rye, New York built in 1955 for European automobile importer Max Hoffman.

Hoffman had commissioned Wright to design the Hoffman Auto Showroom for his Jaguar dealership at 430 Park Avenue in New York City in 1954. The following year, Wright designed a large single-story L-shaped home and garden for the Hoffmans on the shore of North Manursing Island overlooking Long Island Sound.

Constructed of stone, plaster, and slate roof, with a copper-trimmed fascia, the Rye home today features a Japanese-style garden designed by Stephen Morrell, curator of the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Locust Valley, New York. In 1972 Taliesin Associated Architects built an additional wing to the north. An interior renovation in 1995 was designed by architect Emanuela Frattini Magnusson.[1]

Ownership history[edit]

  • 1955-1972 Built and expanded for Hoffman
  • 1972-1993 Purchased by Emily Fisher Landau
  • 1993–2019 Purchased by Tom & Alice Tisch (son and daughter-in-law of former CBS president and CEO Laurence Tisch)
  • 2019–pres. Purchased by Marc Jacobs


  • Storrer, William Allin. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. University Of Chicago Press, 2006, ISBN 0-226-77621-2 (S.390)
  1. ^ LLC, New York Media (1995-03-27). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC.

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