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(Continued from 46) JOHN GILLIN HOUSE, Dallas (1958): This Preston Hollow residence was designed for the oilman and his family by Frank Lloyd Wright and built a year after the architect's death, and eight years after he designed it. A classic mid- century modern design overlooking a scenic creek, many cite this home as a central character in Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket (1996), which featured two Dallas hometown celebs: brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. JULIA IDESON LIBRARY, Houston (1926): Spanish Renaissance Revival-style building designed by Ralph Adams Cram and William Ward Watkin that houses the Houston Metropolitan Research Center. KALITA HUMPHREYS THEATER, Dallas (1959): Recognized as a historic City of Dallas landmark in 2007, the performing arts space on Turtle Creek was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, adapted from plans originally created for theaters on the West Coast and in Hartford, Connecticut, and finished nine months after the architect's death. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM, Fort Worth (1972): The original vaulted building designed by Louis I. Kahn is often cited as an inspiration by architects globally. An extension was designed by Renzo Piana in 2013 with an expanse of lawn and a colonnaded pavilion between the two structures so as not to visually compete. T H E L AST P I CT U R E S H OW, Archer City (1971): Director Peter Bogdanovich's masterpiece film details the inhabitants of a small town in North Texas, Thalia (played by Archer City) that has seen better times. In 1988, the Library of Congress selected the movie for preservation in the National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant." LOVETT HALL, Houston (1912): The administration building at Rice University was designed by Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson, which created a bold, powerful architecture, employing influences from southern Europe and Northern Africa. CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES/ MAGNOLIA, Waco (2003): The Baylor alums transformed this small Texas town, one fixer-upper at a time, creating a behemoth design brand that encompasses books, magazine, a television network, and retail, both online and brick in mortar. The silos, which the Gainses transformed into retail and restaurants, have been landmarks since built in the 1950s for the cotton oil industry and are now globally recognizable as the backdrop to Magnolia Market. MARGARET HUNT HILL BRIDGE, Dallas (2012): Named for the heiress and philanthropist, the bridge was designed as an iconic entry point to the city by architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, with a stunning 400-foot center arch. 100 TEXAS DESIGN ICONS THE JOHN FAIREY GARDEN, Hempstead (1971): Formerly Peckerwood Garden, the 39 acres was rechristened to honor its founder, the late John Fairey, regents professor of architecture at Texas A&M University. The rolling terrain showcases 3,000 plant species, many rare and endangered, including dazzling camellias, palms, agaves, yuccas, and cacti alongside towering pines, hickories, and oaks. ANDREW KUDLESS, Houston (2019): The first American to design for Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades collection pulled up stakes in San Francisco and moved to Houston in 2020 to head the new Advanced Media Technology Lab at the University of Houston. His Swell Wave suspended shelf for LV attaches to the wall to replicate waves undulating against a rock. M C FA D D I N -WA R D H O US E, Beaumont (1905-1906): A distinctive Beaux- Arts Colonial-style home built for W.P.H. and Ida Caldwell McFaddin and designed by local architect Henry Conrad Mauer, who trained at Pratt Institute and built a number of grand residences around town. 48

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