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MARCH | PAGE 53 | 2016 Clockwise middle row: In the dining room, Joe Goode's Untitled, 1974. Vases from Grange Hall. A bar area off the kitchen with Art Deco Primavera vases from Sally Rosen 20th Century Collections. Drawing by David Dupuis. Walls are clad in wood-molded brick from St. Joe Brick Works. The ceiling, floor and cabinets are rift-cut white oak. In the wife's office, custom vertical storage units hold canvases. Warren Platner table. Woven Jens Risom chair. Charles and Ray Eames chairs for Herman Miller. the crumbling stone farmhouse that he and Myrna Loy have impulsively purchased, only to be told by each to tear it down. In the end, of course, they bulldoze it and build the house they really wanted. Like Grant and Loy, our homeowners eventually demurred, suggesting that Ryburn and Dickel team to build their new dream house (Dickel's business partner Nancy Leib joined the project later). The collaboration was a perfect fit: Dickel and Ryburn had worked together in the '70s and '80s with legendary architect Bud Oglesby, and Ryburn had worked with Leib on residential projects in later years. But Ryburn, who is semi-retired and designs only a few select houses, had a stipulation of his own. "I told the homeowner I'd help her if she used Steve McCombs as the general contractor," Ryburn says. "I knew I could trust him, and if the contractor isn't qualified, then it's not an enjoyable process. It ended up being a great relationship between us all." The architect focused on creating a house that not only fit the homeowner's requirements for livability but suited its environment. Dating to the mid-1920s, the Greenway Parks Conservation District is known for its open, private parkways clustered with houses in a range of architectural styles including 1920s Tudor, Continued from page 51 In the dining room, vintage Paul McCobb table with circa-1940 Belgian chairs. Vases from Grange Hall. Center, Malcolm Morley's Rules of Engagement, 2011. Sculpture under acrylic is Richard Artschwager's Brush BLP, 1988.

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