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Rienzi is widely recognized for its substantial collection of European decorative arts and paintings, but less is known about the residence itself--the home of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III, designed by one of Houston's leading architects, John F. Staub. Using original documents and photographs, this exhibition traces the genesis of this Houston estate from the Mastersons' purchase of the land in 1951, to sketches and early acquisitions of furniture and art for its interiors, to its completion in 1953. Docent-led Rienzi Begins house tours are offered Wednesday through Friday. 1406 Kirby Drive.