By this time Norman was getting a great deal of notice and even bigger commissions. With big budgets came big ideas and Norman was able to exploit his role as an artist to a degree never before possible. But the dramatic sculptural forms came at a price: the dramatic interiors were often functionally compromised. Beyond that, the beautiful simplicity of earlier works has all but disappeared in favor of gross opulence.
A few years later, the Peter Cohen house would become an even more extreme example of this disconnect. Many owners of Jaffe houses would refer to this as a "feature".