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Round Top Winter 2022

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favorites, because she was with Dolores when they were acquired. "It's special to have that memory," she says. Nothing was reupholstered, including two lounge chairs in the living room, left in their original Pierre Frey fabric, no longer in production. "Everything tied together so harmoniously," Alexander says. "That's because if you buy good furniture and stick with classic styles, it will work no matter where you put it." Bill grew up in a house in New England with interiors designed by Mario Buatta so bright colors and florals remind him of home. "Our house in Houston is all floral and lilac," Katherine says. The living-room walls at the farm are painted a shell pink from Farrow & Ball "that everyone looks good in." A luscious persimmon-hued velvet armchair has been in the living room for as long as anyone can remember, and the hallway is trimmed in red and covered in pink Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper. This place may be filled with antiques, but there's nothing precious about it — except for the memories it holds. "All the little things — a marble cube with a chip in it, a table that's beat up because people have put their feet on it — they all have stories. That's what adds character," Alexander says. The train depot's original ticket counter became the kitchen, which was remodeled in 2013 by Ryan Gordon. Bill Caudell had the original cabinets copied and new ones built. Top right: View from the kitchen into the dining room. The original floors were stripped and left unfinished. Right: Painting by Katherine Phelps. Antique stools from New England. 33

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