Stefano Paltera / For The Times
August 22, 2008
In the six years he has lived in Los Angeles since moving back from New York, Rose has set up residency in nearly as many places. I have noticed that once a place has reached its maximum potential, then its like a sandcastle I knock it down and start over, the Woodland Hills native says. Thats the exact opposite of the way most people think, which is probably why I havent ever bought a place.
In his latest home, books and works of art already number in the thousands. I have friends with great midcentury homes, but those houses come with the architectural baggage of what it should be, he says. I prefer to have space that doesnt come with a set of rules. My dream residence is a one-bedroom apartment with a 12-car garage.