Symphony House IHOTW

Walking through Architect George C.T. Woo’s “Symphony House” in University Park is like reading a good book, and one you can’t judge by its cover. That’s on purpose. Woo likes a good surprise as much as anyone. So he created a subtle façade that does very little to prepare you for having your proverbial socks knocked off the moment you enter the front door.

3636 University

Woo is known for his work with I.M Pei on The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. He lived in this home at 3636 University Boulevard while working with Pei on the project. He founded his architectural firm, George C.T. Woo & Partners, in Dallas in 1986. Woo also worked on the design of Dallas City Hall and The Lipscomb House in Cedar Hill. His residential and commercial projects span the globe.

You can imagine the detail and craftsmanship an architect puts into their own home—it’s off the charts.

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Kari & Troy May 7, 2011

The British Royal Wedding was just a week ago, but we are having our own Royal Storybook Wedding today in Dallas as Kari Schlegel weds that adorable Troy Kloewer.

It is no secret that young Kari, 26, has proven to be a real estate dynamo rivaling the most seasoned agents. She’s got a $13 million dollar listing on Audubon Place, and of course her own Victory W penthouse condo, and a dynamo team.

All of which makes me wonder if Troy is going to be living with Kari and Kirby at the gorgeous 29th floor condo, now reduced to $10, 000,000. from 11,750,000. (I will try to find out at the wedding tonight!) That penthouse is dee-vine, and with 12,000 square feet, there’s plenty of space for everyone! By the way, Kari is a top agent at Allie Beth Allman and an M.B.A. student at S.M.U.

Kari’s wedding starts at six p.m. this evening at Highland Park United Methodist Church, and is likely very different from her sister Kim’s 2005 wedding nuptials that involved 1,200 guests at the Meyerson Symphony Center, a 33,000-square-foot tent, the entire Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 12 bridesmaids, and a Givenchy couture wedding dress with a 20-foot train that Kim flew to Paris to buy and fit. That wedding, the Schlegels say, cost ‚Äúnorth of half a million dollars.‚Äù

But there is no doubt Kari’s wedding will be her performance, and not a split second less gorgeous, elegant and incredibly memorable than Kim’s.¬† Besides, I hear Kim’s planned it all. Our Royal Dallas wedding!