The New York Times has just posted a tribute to the Preston Hollow manse Philip Johnson designed in the early 1960s for Henry and Patricia Beck -- which, for those interested in a lengthy history-of, is prominently featured in the book Philip Johnson & Texas by Frank Welch. Patty put the place on the market almost a decade ago, after the building contractor and his wife divorced. Writes Pilar Viladas, the 12,000-square foot replica of Johnson's Lake Pavilion (on the grounds of his Glass House in Connecticut) "was showing its age."
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Which is when the new owners called in Dallas architectural firm Bodron+Fruit to give it an extreme makeover without turning it into the proverbial time capsule. The result, says The Times: "what could have been monumental and chilly ... is as comfortable as it is glamorous."