On a recent afternoon, Jeanne and Frank Cretella spotted some 30 bicyclists gathered in their driveway of their Staten Island house, gawking at its red roof, horizontal siding and rectangular rows of windows.
For the couple, who own the only New York City residence designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, dodging reverent onlookers is par for the course. When the weather’s nice, it happens every single weekend.
The uninvited guests know the Cretellas’ 1959-built prefabricated structure, located on a verdant hillside a 30-minute drive from the Staten Island Ferry, by its Wright-approved nickname: Crimson Beech.
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