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Location: Dallas, Texas
The Skinny: In 1991, after viewing his work at the Museum of Modern Art, a Texan couple chose starchitect Steven Holl to design this masterpiece on a leafy 1.5-acre lot in Northwest Dallas. The Stretto House, as it is known, houses just two bedrooms—one of which is a sprawling master suite that occupies the entire second floor, with private terrace and his and hers bathrooms—but plenty of gracious entertaining spaces. According to Architectural Digest, Holl drew his inspiration for the house from a symphony by Hungarian composer Béla Bartók. In 1993, the now-famous architect was awarded a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects for his work on this house. The estate is listed for $3.9M, a price that includes a two-bed guest house, three ponds, and a swimming pool, but not a neighboring one-acre lot, which is available for an additional $2.5M.
· 9839 Rockbrook Drive [Sotheby's International Real Estate]
· On the Market: February 2013 [Architectural Digest]