Howard and Cindy Rachofsky List Preston Hollow Home on Glendora with Claire Dewar

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5911 Glendora extCindy and Howard Rachofsky are about the most art-zealous couple you can find in Dallas. They literally live art, now perhaps more than ever. Howard built the Rachofsky House on 8605 Preston Road in 1996 just north of Northwest Highway, the home being a complete collection of art from the lawn to the architecture by renown architect Richard Meier:

The Rachofsky House is the private home and contemporary art collection of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky. The house aims to offer a unique experience with contemporary art and architecture through Richard Meier’s building, the rotating installations inside and the outdoor sculptural works, most of which are site-specific.

Howard is a lawyer and former Wall Street hedge fund tyke. In 1986, Financial World magazine called him one of the 100 highest-paid people on Wall Street, even though he was working from a Dallas office. A lot of the money he made was invested in art, contemporary art, as well as philanthropy, which he then loaded and displayed in the Preston Road estate which he unveiled like a canvass in 1996. For a year, Howard lived there — the home has only one or two bedrooms. Then he married Cindy and they bought a family home at 5911 Glendora in Preston Hollow east of Preston, about a mile from 8605 Preston. Glendora was built in 1997 by Lionel Morrison — very famous locally, The Art House, One Arts Plaza, 6645 Northaven, and much more.6645northaven-58h-575x387

And just yesterday, Claire Dewar, one of Briggs Freeman’s tip-top agents, listed 5611 Glendora. Amazing house. Asking $2,695,000.

5911 Glendora LR 5911 Glendora foyer 5911 Glendora FR 5911 Glendora master bathThe Glendora home is 5,800-square-feet of thoroughly clean modern with four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, chic swimming pool and deck, covered patio, and “Art collector owner installed state of the art lighting.” Translation: lighting you’d find at The Rachofsky House is here.  As expected, the home has lush, large windows viewing the 1/2 acre of soothing, manicured gardens. The master is upstairs and divine: his and her baths, office & terrace in the master suite, plus two more bedrooms. There is a second master downstairs. The grounds have matured over the years and you are getting a home with huge magnolias and other ripe trees, a gated driveway into a courtyard, and a three car garage.5911 Glendora kit

5911 Glendora office 5911 Glendora poolAccording to Curbed, a great deal of the Rachofsky’s collection is settled in a new space, known as The Warehouse, and the Rachofsky’s plan to live at 8605 Preston Road full time.

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. […] a wild ride in real estate this spring. The ink is not yet dry on our post detailing 5911 Glendora, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky’s family home that just hit the market. Now I’ve discovered that, while it is NOT in MLS, Douglas Newby is indeed marketing the 25 […]

  2. […] a wild ride in real estate this spring. The ink is not yet dry on our post detailing 5911 Glendora, Howard and Cindy Rachofsky’s family home that just hit the market. Now I’ve discovered that, while it is NOT in MLS, Douglas Newby is indeed marketing the 25 […]

  3. […] I told you a week or so ago that Cindy and Howard Rachofsky are selling their family home on Glendora in Preston Hollow to move back into their complete “art home” at 8605 Preston Road that is well known as an art party hot spot. The Howard Meier designed home on one healthy acre just north of Northwest Highway has helped the dynamic couple raise most of that $40 mil.  CultureMap’s Kendall Morgan did a great interview with Cindy, go here right now to check it out. (I love that she calls herself “Concierge to family and friends”.) By the way, doesn’t Cindy look great? Their agent, Claire Dewar, tells me Howard and Cindy are eating totally organic these days, growing most of their veggies themselves. Judging from this photo, Cindy is the perfect poster child for healthy eating and I think I will google “organic gardening” right now! […]

  4. […] I told you a week or so ago that Cindy and Howard Rachofsky are selling their family home on Glendora in Preston Hollow to move back into their complete “art home” at 8605 Preston Road that is well known as an art party hot spot. The Howard Meier designed home on one healthy acre just north of Northwest Highway has helped the dynamic couple raise most of that $40 mil.  CultureMap’s Kendall Morgan did a great interview with Cindy, go here right now to check it out. (I love that she calls herself “Concierge to family and friends”.) By the way, doesn’t Cindy look great? Their agent, Claire Dewar, tells me Howard and Cindy are eating totally organic these days, growing most of their veggies themselves. Judging from this photo, Cindy is the perfect poster child for healthy eating and I think I will google “organic gardening” right now! […]

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