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05/07/2021

RH’s new showplace in Dallas has glass-encased rooftop restaurant

Marianne Wilson
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RH Dallas, The Gallery on Knox Street (Photo: Business Wire)

RH has brought its luxe shopping experience to Dallas.

The upscale home furnishings retailer (formerly known as Restoration Hardware) opened a three-level store (“gallery” in RH speak) in the fashionable Knox district in Dallas. RH Dallas, The Gallery on Knox Street has nearly 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor space and features luxury home furnishings in gallery-like settings. It’s topped off with a glass-encased rooftop restaurant and wine bar that opens onto a landscaped park.

The location boasts expansive spaces devoted to RH Interiors, RH Modern and RH Outdoor. It also has an interactive interior design firm and atelier, providing professional design services. The interactive studio features private client presentation rooms with state-of-the-art technology.

“RH Dallas represents our ongoing quest to revolutionize physical retailing with architecturally inspiring spaces that blur the lines between residential and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality,” said Gary Friedman, chairman and CEO. 

Conceptualized as a transparent, multi-level contemporary structure filled with fresh air and natural light, the new RH features a charcoal grey Venetian plaster exterior with an expanse of glass-and-steel French doors that open onto lush garden courtyards and terraces. A 42-ft.-wide by 15-ft.-tall wall of cascading water inspired by the iconic fountain in New York City’s Paley Park marks the southern entrance.

On the main level, visitors will pass through a 25-ft. threshold of retractable glass and steel doors as they continue into the central hall with its soaring 14-ft. ceilings. Along the periphery, barrel-vaulted passageways lead to a classical arrangement of rooms featuring RH Interiors collections.

RH Dallas is one of four that the company is scheduled to open this year, with upcoming galleries in San Francisco, Oak Brook, Ill., and Jacksonville, Fla.

In addition, the company will open its first “guesthouse” this fall, in New York City. In fall 2022, it will open a location in Aspen, Col., that will include the first RH Bath House & Spa. As previously reported, RH is developing a residential community in Aspen for which it has already received “multiple unsolicited proposals to purchase the homes sight unseen,” CEO Gary Friedman wrote in his quarterly letter in March.