Sebastian Projects in the Media

Not one, but two Sebastian-built projects appeared in the media this week. (And coincidentally, both were extensive renovations of architecturally significant homes.)

Strait Lane

Modern shelter mag, Dwell, featured the masterpiece, Strait Lane aka, the Beck House, noting, “Philip Johnson’s Beck House in Dallas is opulent, intriguing, and, thanks to a recent renovation, a bit less starchy than its 1964 self.”

Strait Lane was originally built in the 1960s for Dallas construction company founder and philanthropist, Henry C. Beck of The Beck Companies.  This modernist marvel was painstakingly remodeled between 2002-2008.

Dallas architects Bodron+Fruit and landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand of Cambridge MA completely renewed the dilapidated structure and grounds, retaining the clean lines but recreating the space as a family-friendly home. Sebastian performed the construction.

From Dwell: “The dining room, reminiscent of the Glass House at New Canaan, features the work of Matthew Ritchey.” Photo by: Jason Anderson

Holloway Residence

Real estate blog, Candy’s Dirt, unearthed the news that the Crespi Estate (or, Holloway, as it’s known around Sebastian) changed owners recently. This classical stunner is another extensive renovation. Sebastian Construction Group, together with famed New York architect Peter Marino and London-based landscape architect, Arabella Lennox-Boyd, completed the 33-month renovation and expansion project, creating what Private Air Luxury Homes called ‘The Finest Estate Home in America.’

Commissioned in 1938 by Italian Count Pio Crespi, the estate was later purchased and renovated by Dallas businessman and sports enthusiast, Tom Hicks. Over the last few years, the property has changed hands several times, including the most recent sale.

For the architecture and design enthusiast, SignificantHomes.com features over 300 photos of the interior and exterior of this gorgeous property.