house guest: fast lane.
June 28, 2011
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER DAVIES
If you’ve never stopped to wonder what kind of home a retired oil executive turned amateur racecar driver and new author returns to at the end of each day—really, never?—you’ve been missing out. Luckily, though, we do all kinds of daydreaming here at Luxe, so you don’t have to, and we have the answer: an insanely gorgeous Houston high rise designed by the venerable Randy Powers and defined by world-class art and fab furniture.
When the homeowner’s not hugging the road at over 100 miles per hour, she’s cozying up with Rogers & Goffigon cashmere or lounging on plush sofas with tailored lines from Holly Hunt while ogling works by Helen Frankenthaler and Julian Schnabel. With luxury like that surrounding her, we wouldn’t be surprised if perhaps our sources got it wrong; maybe she’s not a racecar driver at all. Maybe, she’s just in a hurry to get home.
Sources: Painting by Julian Schnabel; bench from Holly Hunt; chairs from Donghia.
Sources: Rug from Stark Carpet; linen from Mokum; side table from Randolph & Hein.
Sources: Painting by Helen Frankenthaler; commode from Mulholland Furniture.
Sources: Wall covering from Silk Dynasty; bed from Cameron Collection; artworks by Al Held.