The morning we arrived at the offices of Fusch Architects, it had already been a full day. Mr. Beckley and I had already done an 8:30 am interview and though I had never met Robbie Fusch, I have designed the interiors of a home he designed for my clients several years ago.
To say I was a bit intimidated would be an understatement. Afterall, Fusch Architects is responsible for some of the most amazing estates in Dallas……and beyond.
French Architecture by Fusch Architects
Mediterranean Architecture by Fusch Architects
Colonial Architecture by Fusch Architects
When I mentioned that Mr. Beckley would like to conduct the first part of our interview, all talk turned away from architecture and instead to the fact that while growing up in England, Robbie’s mother had been a Vogue model. She had daschunds and he remembers vintage photos of her with her pups. What a great architectural education in England and beginning of a life-long career.
I envision a stylish upbringing…….
In what has to be one of the most all-around glamorous photos ever taken — Millicent Rogers with her dachshund. John Rawlings, 1945
With a childhood spent abroad, this soft spoken, elegant man developed an appreciation for centuries old architecture and designs. As a result, he not only designs homes, buildings and estates for discerning clients, he imports the stone floors, carved stone mantels, reclaimed wood beams and more. Robbie travels with his children to hand select each of his finds and warehouses them locally for his clients. What an experience it must be to work with an architect who also specifies and provides the special details for your project.
As all interviews go with Mr. Beckley, while the subject of the interview is cuddling with Beck, I become enamored with other details. Robbie shared his personal notebook of renderings, as well as several projects he designed over the years that were his favorites. The talent is evident in my photos, don’t you think?
If you are looking for an impeccably designed traditional home, Fusch Architects would be my first stop. Mr. Beckley has given his seal of approval as well. He met the entire staff and in case you don’t know, if someone doesn’t like dogs, they don’t get the seal.
*All photos and renderings of projects and renderings via Fusch Architects unless otherwise noted.