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A Pair of Architects Create a Home for their Grand Collection

For architects David Weingarten and Lucia Howard, work and passions are seamlessly intertwined. The couple created a home in Lafayette as a showcase for their world-class collection of Grand Tour artifacts. The Grand Tour is a nearly forgotten practice that involved sending (mostly) college-age men around Europe to be exposed to art and culture. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, it was an essential educational experience. A cottage industry that supplied Grand Tour students with souvenirs produced paintings, architectural models, and etchings—all things near and dear to these architects' hearts. Visiting their collection in their home is itself an education.

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