6406 Forest Creek extThat’s right, Howard Rachofsky’s ORIGINAL house for just a hair over one million dollars! We are not talking about the magnificent Howard Meier art house he created on Preston Road, nor the contemporary family delight he created with his lovely wife, Cindy, at 5911 Glendora which is listed with Claire Dewar of Briggs Freeman Sothebys and is, in fact, under contract as we speak. That home was listed for $2,695,000 and was reduced to $2,450,000, hence the hot buyer. You snooze, you lose.

5911 Glendora ext8605 Preston RoadAnd it is not the glorious Rachofsky House at 8605 Preston Road built in 1996 just north of Northwest Highway, the home that is 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.

6406 Forest Creek foyer 6406 Forest Creek wine 6406 Forest Creek LR 6406 Forest Creek atriumBut before he built Preston Road, he lived off Forest lane at 6406 Forest Creek. The home, which was built in 1980, is listed with Paula Scofield of Ebby Halliday Realtors. And it is stunning. One one-third of an acre in a lovely, tucked-away development – not gated — the home has 4,057 square feet with four or five bedrooms, four full baths,  an open floor plan, dramatic “noir” kitchen, bar, wine closet, art atrium, a huge master with two dressing areas and lovely spa bath, split bath bedrooms — recall, in the 1980’s we thought kids could actually share bathrooms. I know, what the hell were we thinking?

6406 Forest Creek dining 6406 Forest Creek kitchen 6406 Forest Creek family room 6406 Forest Creek kitchen 2The home has been significantly updated to include five-inch white oak plank floors, a center courtyard, lush landscaping, mosquito mist system, sprinklers, gorgeous refinished black bottom pool with waterfalls, an outdoor fire pit, large patio for entertaining, and hot tub.

6406 Forest Creek master 6406 Forest Creek master bath 1 6406 Forest Creek master bath 2 6406 Forest Creek laundry 6406 Forest Creek pool 6406 Forest Creek porch 6406 Forest Creek rear extThe fact that this home has such great bones and was built by an artistic perfectionist who was one of the highest-paid dudes on Wall Street when he was building it makes me want to delete this post, run over there and plop down a contract. Asking is $1,050,000 and worth every penny.

6406 Forest Creek extThat’s right, Howard Rachofsky’s ORIGINAL house for just a hair over one million dollars! We are not talking about the magnificent Howard Meier art house he created on Preston Road, nor the contemporary family delight he created with his lovely wife, Cindy, at 5911 Glendora which is listed with Claire Dewar of Briggs Freeman Sothebys and is, in fact, under contract as we speak. That home was listed for $2,695,000 and was reduced to $2,450,000, hence the hot buyer. You snooze, you lose.

5911 Glendora ext8605 Preston RoadAnd it is not the glorious Rachofsky House at 8605 Preston Road built in 1996 just north of Northwest Highway, the home that is 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.

6406 Forest Creek foyer 6406 Forest Creek wine 6406 Forest Creek LR 6406 Forest Creek atriumBut before he built Preston Road, he lived off Forest lane at 6406 Forest Creek. The home, which was built in 1980, is listed with Paula Scofield of Ebby Halliday Realtors. And it is stunning. One one-third of an acre in a lovely, tucked-away development – not gated — the home has 4,057 square feet with four or five bedrooms, four full baths,  an open floor plan, dramatic “noir” kitchen, bar, wine closet, art atrium, a huge master with two dressing areas and lovely spa bath, split bath bedrooms — recall, in the 1980’s we thought kids could actually share bathrooms. I know, what the hell were we thinking?

6406 Forest Creek dining 6406 Forest Creek kitchen 6406 Forest Creek family room 6406 Forest Creek kitchen 2The home has been significantly updated to include five-inch white oak plank floors, a center courtyard, lush landscaping, mosquito mist system, sprinklers, gorgeous refinished black bottom pool with waterfalls, an outdoor fire pit, large patio for entertaining, and hot tub.

6406 Forest Creek master 6406 Forest Creek master bath 1 6406 Forest Creek master bath 2 6406 Forest Creek laundry 6406 Forest Creek pool 6406 Forest Creek porch 6406 Forest Creek rear extThe fact that this home has such great bones and was built by an artistic perfectionist who was one of the highest-paid dudes on Wall Street when he was building it makes me want to delete this post, run over there and plop down a contract. Asking is $1,050,000 and worth every penny.

Cindy Rachofsky

Courtesy Sylvia Elzafon/CultureMap Dallas

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!

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.