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October 2014 - Houston

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OCTOBER | PAGE 58 | 2014 SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS AND INSPIRATION IN THE HOME PRE-DATE ITS CONSTRUCTION. Above: This Art Deco tea set, discovered online, was too good to pass up. Its colors and interesting silhouette feel like "pure sculpture," Gordon says. Left: The master bedroom's right wall opens up into the living room. Below: A vestibule off the master bath and bedroom formally transitions the space on either side. The small room was painted deep gray. Copperplate engravings by Scottish architect Colen Campbell (1676-1729) from Vitruvius Britannicus. Above: The stark, master bath incorporates mirror and veined Carrara marble. Right: The clocks on the 19th-century Louis XVI-style cylinder bureau were collected by Gordon's grandparents. Jackie Gendel's Victoria Nile. Left: Gordon and his brothers inherited the 1930 Ford Model A Deluxe Roadster from his maternal grandfather. He is the only one who can comfortably drive the car — which, he explains, "was not built for tall people." Eschewing contempo- rary modes of music listening, a turntable and LPs top a table in the master bedroom. A piece by Louisiana art- ist Mary Ellen Leger is a study of compulsive perfection, composed by positioning words cut from dictionary pages in a circle on top of glazed Braille text. David Hicks carpet on the stairs adds unexpected dimension without detracting from the art. Laura Letinsky's Rome, 2009, enlivens this 17-foot-tall space, which is both stairwell and kitchen. A sly stuffed red fox surveys the combined living and dining room.

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