2 August, 1989
House Destroyed by Fire Will Be Rebuilt Here
The Stuart Road home of Dr. Arthur and Evelyn Krosnick, which was destroyed by fire on May 23, is being rebuilt. The Krosnick’s collection of furniture by craftsman George Nakashima, also destroyed in the fire, will be replaced.
Mr. Nakashima has been commissioned to recreate all 111 pieces lost in the blaze, which was caused by a plumber’s defective acetylene torch.
The Bucks County craftsman said he expected to complete all the pieces for the house by next summer. The new pieces, he said, will be as good, if dot bet-ter, than the destroyed ones.
The hexagonal three-bedroom. one-story house, completed in 1980, was designed by John Randal McDonald, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. It had a central music room with a cathedral ceiling and un-painted Western red cedar interior walls.
Richard Horowitz, a partner in the firm of Horowitz & Edwards, will supervise construction of the aew house. Completion is expected by next summer.
Dr. Krosnick, medical director of the Princeton Diabetes Education and Treatment Center, and. Mrs. Krosnick, director of the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, have been living at a hotel since the fire.