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PaperCity Dallas March 2022

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BY REBECCA SHERMAN. PHOTOGRAPHY TRIA GIOVAN. INTERIOR DESIGN CATHY KINCAID. RENOVATIONS ARCHITECT MIKE BUTLER. WHEN A HUSBAND FELL HEAD OVER HEELS FOR A FARM IN EAST TEXAS, DESIGNER CATHY KINCAID HELPED TURN IT INTO A CHERISHED GETAWAY. GENTLEMAN'S FARM A C a t h y K i n c a i d h a s d e s i g n e d m a n y re t re a t s for this Dallas c o u p l e d u r i n g their 16 years o f f r i e n d s h i p , including houses in the Hamptons, the South of France, and an apartment in New York City. But their most cherished getaway is a farmhouse on 600 acres in East Texas acquired years ago when the kids were small. Located just an hour and a half away in Edom — where the Piney Woods meets ancient oak forests — the farm makes for an easy weekend sojourn. "Our kids were free to wander and have that sense of childhood outdoors you can't get in the city," the wife says. "We could go and have great family time, great friend time." The setting is bucolic, with winding roads, bridges, a small lake for fishing, stables, a shooting range, and pastures with grazing horses, cows, and donkeys. The couple are empty nesters now, so it's become a quiet place to recharge after a busy week and for the family to gather on holidays. "We get out there and just exhale," she says. "It's a magical place." The farm also has a fascinating backstory. The main house was built in the late '70s or early '80s for members of the Von Erich wrestling family; according to local legend, they practiced in a wresting ring set up in a shed on the property. In the early '90s, a Dallas billionaire 104

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