Rachofsky House

Contemporary Doesn’t Have to Be Cold, Says Architect Enrique Montenegro

By Shelby Skrhak / June 17, 2019 / 0 Comments
Contemporary home design

When some people think of contemporary homes, they think of a stark white box with a white interior — perhaps like the Rachofsky Residence by Richard Meier in Preston Hollow – essentially an art-museum-house-hybrid. Enrique Montenegro, a principal at SHM Architects, says contemporary is really anything that’s not traditional in architecture, but it’s not necessarily […]

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Dallas Architecture Forum Welcomes Klyde Warren Park Pavillion Architect Thomas Phifer

By Shelby Skrhak / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Thomas Phifer has been called the “master of meticulous modernism,” whose work ranges from the Corning Museum in New York, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, and the San Francisco corporate headquarters for LinkedIn, to Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park Pavilion and Rachofsky House. The New York City-based architect will be in Dallas to […]

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

By Candy Evans / January 22, 2013 / 24 Comments

Cindy and Howard Rachofsky are about the most art-zealous people 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 into 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 enlisted Lionel Morrison — The Art House, One Arts Plaza, ____ Northaven — to build a family home for them at 5911 Glendora in Preston Hollow east of Preston, about a mile from 8605 Preston. Glendora was built in 1997.

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

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