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Deedie and Rusty Rose House, “Turtle Creek House”

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1993, Antoine Predock. 5 Willow Way, off Willowood Cir.

Three stepped courses of gigantic stone blocks and three stepped bands of cast-in-place concrete shield the house of art collectors and philanthropists Deedie and Rusty Rose from the traffic of Preston Road, forming an opaque western backdrop against which the transparent east-facing glass walls open to the lush landscape along Turtle Creek. Vegetation flows down the stone walls, giving the impression of decaying ruins blending into the land. Prim French- and Colonial-styled houses across the street might be looking at an overgrown retaining structure. Adjacent to the house, the old Highland Park Pump Station from the 1920s was rehabilitated (2004, Gary Cunningham) as an art gallery, with glass floors to display the original pump machinery.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Deedie and Rusty Rose House, “Turtle Creek House”", [Dallas, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 166-166.

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