Maxwell Talks Travel & Design with Sothebys

Maxwell Talks Travel & Design with Sothebys

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Tara Bellucci
Mar 21, 2016
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If you've got a case of wanderlust, our own Maxwell Ryan has some tips for you. He spoke with Sotheby's about where he can't wait to travel, what he always has in his suitcase, and more:

Maxwell's favorite architecture style? Greek Revival. He explains:

Early on, I became a fan of Greek revival architecture and toured a bunch of homes, including Monticello in Virginia. I have to say it imprinted me for life. In Greek architecture the entire house has to be centered – which seems so simple, but nothing is designed that way anymore. The doorway is in the middle, and every room on the right is mirrored on the left. The Greeks believed that the height of design was symmetry, because God designed the human body symmetrically. They even thought of the house as our exterior body – it was meant to support your physical health. So in their minds, if you lived in a house that was out of symmetry, you would get sick. They were so incredibly intense about that.

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