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February 2017 - Houston

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Top: Three American masters rule in a corner of the light-flooded living room. From left, Harry Bertoia's sculptures, Multi-plane and Bush, rest on Paul Evans Argente cubes. Suspended from the concrete-block wall, Paul Evans' tour de force Forge Front cabinet is a study in metal artistry. Judy Kensley McKie's sinuous metal serpentine shelf activates the fireplace. Above left: In a corner of the library, a prized 1958 JBL Paragon cabinet speaker combines the function of furniture and stereo. Resting on the Paragon is a gilded Pedro Friedeberg sculpture. Paavo Tynell Chinese Hat floor lamp and a Nakashima side table. Zemanek's signature use of concrete blocks for the wall add an industrial edge, while maintaining elegance via the material's direct simplicity. Above right: Beams of Southern yellow pine reflect the architect's reverence for nature. The beams and spine of the house recall vernacular farmhouse architecture as well as minkas, tradi- tional Japanese country homes. Painting by an unknown Mexican artist, dated 1957. 58

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