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BY REBECCA SHERMAN. ARCHITECTURE SMITHARC ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS. INTERIOR DESIGN JEAN LIU. LANDSCAPE DESIGN MESA DESIGN GROUP. BUILDER KIENAST HOMES. PHOTOGRAPHY STEPHEN KARLISCH. SIGNE AND JASON SMITH OF SMITHARC ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS AND INTERIOR DESIGNER JEAN LIU TEAM TO CREATE A STYLISH AND SOOTHING RETREAT IN PRESTON HOLLOW FOR A PAIR OF GLOBETROTTING CFOS. THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING F or 26 years, Dallas has been the launch pad for Philip and Kelly Parsons, a pair of globetrotting CFOs with demanding jobs that require constant travel. Philip, who's originally from Australia, commuted to Washington, D.C., for years, while Kelly, a Texas native, commuted to London and Florida regularly. Together they've visited all seven continents. Along the way, they've stayed in top resorts around the world, some of which inspired the design of their newly built house in Preston Hollow, designed by Smitharc Architects + Interiors principals Jason and Signe Smith. "We brought all of our experiences with us when we were talking to them about the house," Philip says. "We wanted it to feel like a resort — uncluttered and open, with lots of natural light." They also wanted the house to feel like it was in the middle of nature, with views of the outdoors from every room, along with a large patio with al fresco kitchen. "The first sketch they showed us of the plans and materials absolutely nailed it," he says. Shaded by mature live oaks, the In the family room, Phase Design chairs. Mark Jupiter Daisy table. Clifton Carpets rug. George Sellers lamp. Steel wall niche by Smitharc Architects + Interiors. 73

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