Robert Gwathmey
Charles Gwathmey dies at 71; architect known for modernist home designs

Charles Gwathmey, an architect known for his influential modernist home designs and famous clients, has died. He was 71.Gwathmey died of cancer Monday in Manhattan, said his stepson, Eric Steel.The architect formed the firm of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates with Robert Siegel in 1968. Along with homes, their projects included a controversial overhaul and addition to New York's Guggenheim Museum.Gwathmey's homes, many in Long Island's wealthy Hamptons area, are notable for their unorthodox geometrical designs and complex use of space. His clients included Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Spielberg and David Geffen.Gwathmey believed that even a relatively small home could be as important a work of...