I am heading back to Dallas today. As much as I love Florida, Dallas has me hooked on it’s sophisticated charm, fantastic food and fabulous shopping. You frankly can’t go wrong in a city that is the birthplace of Neiman Marcus! Today, I want to tell you about a different Marcus and my obsession with a home that is elusive and breathtakingly beautiful.
A couple years ago, I was helping a friend deliver swag bags for generous donors of a local Dallas charity. One of the addresses on the list was the home of Nancy Cain Marcus. We entered the high-hedged driveway and sat silently for several minutes just admiring the meticulous landscaping and architecturally significant home. I never saw the inside, but was struck by the home’s stately presence.
Fortunately, I can rely on magazines to have a little more gumption to ask to go indoors. As I head back to the Big D, I just had to share with you this enchanting Dallas residence. As always, I look forward to sharing many more!
Architecture and Interiors by Peter Marino
The entry of the home is on a smaller scale than one would expect, but it keeps the home warm and fresh with limestone walls and a skylight.
The gilt-leg sofas and Russian armchairs designed by Marino fill this formal living area full of perfect symmetry.
A priceless painting by Joan Mitchell is the focal point of this very soft and refined sitting area.
A classic palate in this dining room with Russian style chairs and chandelier. I love the arched french doors.
A wonderful wall of windows in this loggia off the garden and pool area. I love the light throughout the house.
Soft and calming hues of blue and white in this Swedish style master retreat.
Fabulous garden prints adorn this guest-room wall of fabric designed by Marino himself.
The outdoor area off of the breakfast room is full of light and manicured greens. A wonderful transitional area in this classic estate.