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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 …

An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True

Classic design inspired this Heights habitat
Text by Cheryl Alexander  |  Photography by Felix Sanchez
When Jim and Cynthia Winton decided to build their dream home, they were enjoying life in the city from a garden home …

Cozy, Cool, Contemporary Cozy, Cool, Contemporary

A homeowner’s vision brought to life in the Heights
When Nelson Valena first visited the site where his contemporary Heights home is now situated, a simple 1,000 square foot bungalow sat nondescript on the lot. On …

Shearer Delight, Even the family dog has cute overnight quarters in this thoughtfully detailed home. Shearer Delight, Even the family dog has cute overnight quarters in this thoughtfully detailed home.

Text by Cathy Gordon |  Pictures by Bookwalter Photography  |  Builder: Rohe & Wright
Some families look back and regret leaving out certain details while building their home. But in the case of Rob and Kelly …

Cottage Charisma Cottage Charisma

A 1920s bungalow in The Heights undergoes a charming remodel
Leann Mueller loved loft living, but it was time for something different — a time for this former expat to get her cherished possessions out …

Ranch Revival Ranch Revival

A small 1950s Ranch goes uptown with a harmonious mix of contemporary elements and antiques
The Ranch house, warm and inviting, became a symbol for relaxed living in the 1950s, a suburban phenomenon conducive to raising …

Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style
It only took one visit to this property in Memorial for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a …

Urban Adventure, A husband and wife architect team offer a new look at city living Urban Adventure, A husband and wife architect team offer a new look at city living

When Sumit and Yvette Bhutani moved to Houston a few years ago, they had definite needs since they were starting a family. Three bedrooms, all on the same level, were important to a home design. …

Inspiration From the Outside In – West U home takes its cues from Mother Nature Inspiration From the Outside In – West U home takes its cues from Mother Nature

In West University Place, Georgian-style architecture may not surprise you; tree-lined streets may not surprise you; small town charm may not surprise you; but when you stop by the home of Linda and Robert (Bob) …

A Family Affair A Family Affair

Schacht McCollum has a keen eye for detail when it comes to his family’s home.
After all, he’s the builder.

There’s not much chance that Kaye and Schacht McCollum will disagree on their preference of home. No, …

A Moment in Time A Moment in Time

Historic Courtlandt Place preserves the past and remains poised for the future
In 1906, due to the rapid, rambunctious and unrestricted growth of the Bayou City, elegant mansions housing the city’s elite, which were once on …

Evolution Meets Establishment Evolution Meets Establishment

Home Reflects Family Growth While Maintaining Family Values
For almost 10 years, Jeff and Georgia Pennington have been established home and business owners in Houston’s Memorial area. They bought a home and raised three children — …

Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling for this family of four Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling for this family of four

House hunting can be an exercise in patience as Shawn and Eric Nitcher discovered a few years ago. “We were losing hope that we were going to find a house, but I kept thinking, ‘No, …