“The effect of all that planning was more felt than seen. In the kitchen and the bathrooms, for instance, the walls and floors were both unremarkable and somehow perfect. It was only after you stared at them for a while that you noticed the reason: every tile in every row was complete; there were no awkward joints or truncated borders. Ellison had built the room with these exact final dimensions in mind. Not a single tile had to be cut. ”
An older profile of a man who is a master craftsman and works in the high end world of New York real estate. I laughed out loud several times while reading this and I also found it fascinating. I don't really want to live in any of the places talked about, but the work to get everything right and to see someone doing it so well, it's worth the read.