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Tantalizing Texture Tantalizing Texture

Portrait photographer Susan Becker makes her living through the lens, absorbed in her subjects. It’s all about lighting, contrast, composition. Balance. And it’s that same creative intuition that drove perhaps her most compelling project to date, the design of her art-filled New Orleans style shotgun house.

Riveting in River Oaks Riveting in River Oaks

When Dr. David Shin and his wife Morgan met in l993, he was an intern at Methodist Hospital in Houston and she was a nurse. Morgan recalled, “He brought chocolate-covered macadamia nuts for the nurses, and I remember thinking ‘Aww! He’s such a nice guy!’ ”

Splendor in Shadyside Splendor in Shadyside

Villa de Luxe, a 1920s-era Venetian Revival historic Houston estate, was transformed into a stunning design show house earlier this year. The house was originally constructed for hardware magnate F.A. Heitmann, owner of Houston’s oldest …

Sun-Drenched West Oak Abode Sun-Drenched West Oak Abode

For These Homeowners, A Smaller Home Truly Was Better
Text by Cheryl Alexander   |   Photos by Wade Blissard
Gene and Stacey Strouhal have been sweethearts since they attended high school together at Wharton High. Though they went …

A Majestic Home in Memorial A Majestic Home in Memorial

Text by Melanie Saxton  |  Photography by Gary Zvonkovic
Just a bit off the beaten path in the heart of Memorial is the expansive home of Roger and Debbie Clemens. The view from their gated entrance …

Traditional With a Twist Traditional With a Twist

A sun-filled home on a corner lot puts a fresh face on tradition
It’s a lovely feeling, entering a home and experiencing that sense of déjà vu. Maybe it’s the porch and the way it frames the …

Dazzling Design with room to Grow Dazzling Design with room to Grow

West University home offers this family the best of all worlds
When Steve and Laura Jones met in the late ’90s, she was fresh out of law school at the University of Texas, he was a …

A Lovely Lifestyle A Lovely Lifestyle

Paul and Genelle Robishaw fondly recall the many years spent in their Briargrove Park home in Houston. Lots of love and memories went into that house, purchased in 1973. They raised their children there and …

ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home

Like many young couples with growing families, Kirk and Christina Tholen realized that their garden home in Rice Military was simply not going to be big enough. Kirk shares, “With our son, Connor, a toddler, …

New England Meets European Elegance New England Meets European Elegance

Couple blends culture, style and family
She’s a familiar face and a local treasure who appears on the television in our living rooms for the evening news. Now the tables are turned on KPRC news anchor …

The Twelve Days of Christmas The Twelve Days of Christmas

Don’t Miss This Year’s Tour!
December 7-8
Benefitting Child Advocates of Fort Bend
Featuring Homes in:
Sienna Plantation • Lake Pointe
Sugar Land • Lakes of Williams Ranch

Hours: Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Special Candlelight Tour Friday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tickets Available:
Online at cafb.org, at all Fort Bend county
Kroger and Randalls stores.
Tickets are $20 presale; $25 starting Nov. 26

Comfortably Contemporary Comfortably Contemporary

Annemarie Stiehl knows what she likes and she wasn’t about to settle when it came to finding a new home for her and her two young children, Isabella and Sebastian.
“I looked at probably 40 or …

A Perfect Fit – A family finds a new home in this Southern Traditional charmer A Perfect Fit – A family finds a new home in this Southern Traditional charmer

Sometimes things are just meant to be. Jennifer Malone and husband Bob had casually discussed moving. “Just a thought… for a bigger yard mainly,” says Jennifer, who was happy in the home they had recently …

A Sensational Equation A Sensational Equation

When award-winning construction meets stunning style and classic design
In the Houston Heights, neighborhood charm is paramount when folks list reasons why they love living in this part of town. As reported in National Geographic …

Garden Oaks – A search for a driveway turned into a find of a home Garden Oaks – A search for a driveway turned into a find of a home

The Garden Oaks neighborhood of Houston is appropriately named for its garden-like surroundings of wooded forest preserves, lushly landscaped homes, curvy streets, towering pines and fragrant magnolia trees. The lack of curbs, gutters and sidewalks …

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

Relocating can be a challenge, especially when moving with children. So Jill and Matt Frazier decided to tackle the most important thing when moving from Alden Bridge to their new home.

An Architectural Gem An Architectural Gem

When Cary and Veronica Benson decided to move from North Carolina, they set their sights on The Woodlands. Relatives lived within close proximity to the community. Cary, former part-owner of American Leather furniture company,

Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

Craig Smith and his wife, Amy, weren’t looking to purchase a new home. But there it was, a two-story  reminiscent of the grand homes you’d find in the New Orleans Garden District. What’s more, it …

A River Oaks French Country Christmas A River Oaks French Country Christmas

Biennially at Christmas time, Houstonians are allowed a rare treat: an intimate glimpse into some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods and most luxurious homes showcasing the best in interior, floral and holiday-inspired design ideas …