A former Miss Texas saves a 100-year-old Marfa, Texas, dance hall and transforms it into a sleek, minimalist retreat.
New plaster covers the 18-inch-thick adobe walls, made a century ago with dirt dug from under the house. And a breezy 50-foot-long porch runs the length of the home, easing the transition between indoors and out. It's also a shady spot for entertaining guests in the heat. Desert-loving agave plants look like sculpture against the stucco garden wall.