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Guest bedroom in the main house with Ron Dier selenite chandelier from David Sutherland. Bed and settee designed by Joseph Minton. Painting by Monique van Genderen, Untitled, 2013. Master bedroom night table is by Alexander Lamont from Jean de Merry. Selenite lamp from Empressive Earth Gallery. Goodnight Hospitality. Felipe was completing a stage (or internship) with the famed Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York and connected us to a network of farmers who helped us nurture and revitalize the land. We hired a caretaker and a full-time farmer, and together we began to cultivate the full potential of the farm. Working on the restaurants had inspired Pete and me to expand our vision for what we have now officially named Goodthyme Farm. We bought land across the street and hired landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand to help us create a 10-year plan for the property, which we hope will eventually include event and arts spaces, and a restaurant site that will be open to the public. At the heart of it all is farmer Jack Jones, who oversees our commercial-scale farm, focusing on development and education in sustainable farming practices. The eight "hoop houses" — large greenhouses that were completed last year — provide produce for our restaurants, and we will begin selling our produce at The Urban Harvest farmers market in Houston in July, and a processing barn surrounded by Mediterranean tiered gardens will be finished in the fall. So, the stage was set, and the people were coming together. The people also needed more space to hang out or stay overnight, so I hired Houston designer Mary Groves to help me refresh the original cottage that we planned to turn into a guest house. For the new larger primary farm house, we hired two of my design idols, Curtis & Windham Architects in Houston and Miles Redd with Redd Kaihoi in NYC. We had worked with Bill Curtis on our house in Houston and adored him and I was a devoted Miles Redd fan for years – working with him and his business partner David Kaihoi was a dream. The new house was completed in June 2018, a nd we immediately put it to the test, hosting 22 adults and 19 children — all under the age of 8 — for Labor Day. Every bed in both houses, plus Trailer Swift (the vintage Spartan trailer we rehabbed and installed on one side of the lawn), was full. We swam, we played, we cooked, we lit fireworks — we lit it all up! Miles Redd says we are like a live-action Wes Anderson film. "We wanted a certain cinematic mise en scène that is essential to any retreat," says Redd. "But, at The bright and sunny breakfast room. A charming seating area in the dining room includes an antique sofa. The pair of slipper chairs, upholstered in Jasper fabric, once belonged to Robert Denning and Vincent Fourcade. Walls are papered in de Gournay. 62

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