COLUMBIA, 4/29/10 (Beat Byte) -- A New York Times story about finding the perfect condo features "green" architect Brian Pape -- best known for designing Columbia's new Ragtag Cinema and renovating the historic Mule Barn building in Columbia's North Central Village, now the home of advertising firm Woodruff-Sweitzer.
Pape, 65, left Columbia last year for Manhattan, where wife Joy, 56, (both pictured in NYT photo at left) works as a nurse and diabetes
The story -- about their nearly four-year search for a reasonably priced ($800,000 to $1 million) condo in the city -- mentions the couple's previous Columbia home, "a federal-style house that had belonged to Walter Williams, the founder of the Missouri School of Journalism."
Selling their first NYC condo, Pape and his wife seem to have found the perfect spot. Running roughly $3,500 month in both mortgage and maintenance costs, the 1,000 square foot condo is in a lively West Street neighborhood
"I will never get bored," Ms. Pape told the Times.
Asked how he likes relocating to New York, Pape replied "I like being with Joy. We are having a ball."