Featured Homes – Katy Lifestyles & Homes magazine http://katylifestylesandhomes.com Katy Texas Lifestyles & Homes magazine Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:10:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/family-sets-new-roots-in-sweetwater/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 08:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23789 French Country Meets Modern Refinements
It’s a beauty, this house, with its stone French Country exterior and board and batten shutters. Major curb appeal. But step inside and you’re in for something a bit different, a visual feast of modern refinement.

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The Element of Surprise http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/the-element-of-surprise/ Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23617 French Country Meets Modern Refinements
It’s a beauty, this house, with its stone French Country exterior and board and batten shutters. Major curb appeal. But step inside and you’re in for something a bit different, a visual feast of modern refinement.

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Southern Charm http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/southern-charm/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23429 Despite what images the term might conjure, “Southern” features more than one style of architecture. Some styles are grand; others are more modest. But Southern homes typically have certain commonalities.

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Modern Marvel http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/modern-marvel/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 10:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23253 A Sleek Eye For Design Serves Up Perfection Text by Cathy Gordon Photography by  / Connie Anderson  / Designer: Jorge Cantu, Oz Interiors  / Architect: Todd Rice  / Builder: Post Custom Homes Andria Cain is a visionary. “I can go into a ballroom and make it into Never-Never Land,” says the former international event planner. So it logically […]

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A Glamorous Lifestyle Downsized http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/a-glamorous-lifestyle-downsized/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 10:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23113 The Move From Louisiana’s Bayou Desiard To Texas Marks Life Change Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photography by Casey Dunn | Construction by Steve Hood, Steve Hood Company | Interiors by Mil Bodron, Bodron + Fruit, Floral design by Todd Events Typically, life’s most significant events are marked by significant changes. In the case of this homeowner, the death of her husband […]

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2017 Good Brick Award Winner http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/2017-good-brick-award-winner/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22908 A 1920s Building Receives A Facelift, A New Life And A New Family Since 1979, Preservation Houston has presented the Good Brick Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Houston’s architectural and cultural heritage. Nomination categories include the renovation, restoration, or adaptive reuse of a building; new buildings or sympathetic additions […]

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A Vision in White http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/a-vision-in-white/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:39:11 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22746 Clean Lines And Open Spaces Make This Home Shine Octavio Orozco figures if he can visualize how an ad campaign is going to turn out, he can visualize the end design of a house. “I’m surrounded by creativity all day in my work,” says the Hispanic marketing agency co-founder who eats up design the way […]

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Magnificent Seven http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/magnificent-seven/ Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:00:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22401 Large Family’s Eclectic Style Defines Luxury Home For several years, Mark and Melissa Flores lived in what might be considered a traditional “cookie cutter” suburban family home. Their values and life were structured around what was best for their growing family because, when a couple has five young children, most of the time, sophistication and […]

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Home is Where the Heart Is http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:00:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22291 A Southern curbside charmer puts out the welcome mat She’s a real southern lady, clad in white, the perfect amalgam of tradition and modernity. If a house could speak, she’d offer you an iced tea and invitation to come in and sit a while. “I wanted my house to feel like an old-fashioned home, but […]

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It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/its-a-ritzy-glitzy-christmas/ Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22082 Imperial Sugar Land home serves up sparkles and glitter For 25 years Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support its programs. With the help of professional decorators and florists, five or six homeowners […]

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A Texas Farmhouse http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/a-texas-farmhouse/ Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21910 Modern City Dwelling Honors Tradition The 2016 AIA Houston Design Award Home Tour on Oct. 29-30 showcases the finest residential architecture in Houston. One of the homes, 4153 Oberlin Street, is also the recipient of a 2016 AIA Houston Design Award for Residential Architecture. The house is the second award-winning home that the architect, Natalye […]

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Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/traditional-indian-concepts-fuse-beautifully-with-modern-design/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21718 Family Of Five Discovers A Perfect Fit In Their Dream Home When this young couple started their family, they imagined themselves living in a traditional home on a big lot removed a bit from city life and spending lots of quality time bonding as a family, which now includes three daughters ages 12, 9 and […]

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Legacy, Nostalgia and a Model Train Inspire Mid-Century Remodel http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/legacy-nostalgia-and-a-model-train-inspire-mid-century-remodel/ Fri, 02 Sep 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21567 Adherence To Family Values And Boyhood Dreams Earns Homeowner A Good Brick Award len Rosenbaum has made a name for himself in Houston in a variety of ways. He is a well-known and highly regarded partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, who not only represents high profile clients, but spends spare time doing pro bono […]

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Family Home Made New http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/family-home-made-new/ Tue, 02 Aug 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21431 Couple Transforms An Empty Nest Into A Sophisticated Sanctuary In 1995, a couple with strong Houston roots bought a lot in a beautiful area and built a two-story brick home. This was a neighborhood they knew and admired; a neighborhood that reflected their goals and fit their dreams; and a neighborhood where they knew they could […]

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MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design in River Oaks http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/mid-century-merges-with-contemporary-design-in-river-oaks/ Sat, 02 Jul 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21315 Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU. He started his career at the former Caudill Rowlett Scott, (CRSS) and through the growth years became executive vice president of the Architecture […]

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Nestled in the Woods http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/nestled-in-the-woods/ Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21117 Beautiful home was worth the wait As the saying goes, “The longer it takes, the longer it lasts.” And if that is the case, then the Williams’ home will be around for quite a while. Married since 1996, Dena and Jay Williams moved to their current community in 2001 with their two daughters, Alex and […]

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Stunning in Southgate http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/stunning-in-southgate/ Mon, 02 May 2016 00:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=21035 Urban design provides livable, inviting fun Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose Fulbright, she is a lawyer employed by the federal judiciary), their first home together was an apartment. After that, […]

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Mid-Century Modernism http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/mid-century-modernism/ Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20744 Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of Braes Heights subdivision (now Braeswood Place) in suburban Houston. The home was featured on the Contemporary Arts Museum’s popular […]

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A Contemporary Retreat http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/a-contemporary-retreat/ Wed, 02 Mar 2016 02:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20493 Building A Light-Filled And Kid-Friendly Home Leigh and Jeff Bell moved to Houston from Tulsa just after getting married. When they began shopping for a home and neighborhood, the couple considered several factors: Jeff wanted to live close to his work downtown, they wanted to be part of a walkable community, and they wanted to […]

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Sophisticated Upgrades Transform Suburban Home http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/sophisticated-upgrades-transform-suburban-home/ Sat, 02 Jan 2016 02:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=20006 Remodel provides more comfort, beauty and function Michael and Karla Beehler built their existing home in 2007 to better accommodate their lives and work after their children graduated from high school. They began by researching builders and became fond of the Darling Homes being built in The Lakes of Cypress Forest. The couple also liked […]

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Holiday Décor Celebrates The Reason For The Season http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/holiday-decor-celebrates-the-reason-for-the-season/ Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=19827 For 24 years, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) has showcased homes extravagantly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising funds to support its programs and services, which it offers free to abused and neglected children and their families in the county. In 2014, the Christmas […]

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Renovated Ranch Home A Symphony of Contemporary Design http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/renovated-ranch-home-a-symphony-of-contemporary-design/ Mon, 02 Nov 2015 02:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=19665 Meyerland Couple Streamlines With Move Into Retirement And City Living Eddie and Dianne Cousins lived all over the world in the early part of their 36 years of marriage as a result of Eddie’s job as a deep-water drilling engineer and consultant in the oil and gas business. While living and working abroad, they acquired […]

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Love of The Big Easy http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/love-of-the-big-easy/ Fri, 02 Oct 2015 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=18876 New Orleans style meets industrial in this architectural beauty Mardi Gras beads dangling from the hallway coat rack might serve as a clue. Then there are the fun, colorful art pieces from the French Quarter scattered playfully along one wall. “Yes, you could say we love New Orleans. My husband and I are from Louisiana,” says […]

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Texas Hill Country with a French Twist http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/texas-hill-country-with-a-french-twist/ Wed, 02 Sep 2015 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=18695 Award-Winning Home Showcases The Outdoors With A Fusion Of Style A couple married for 30 years who had lived in their house for 23 years felt that they and their teenage sons had outgrown their 50-year-old ranch-style home. After a year of searching the housing market in their neighborhood, they found the perfect spot only […]

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Transitional Design Takes Dated Home from Drab to Sophisticated http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/transitional-design-takes-dated-home-from-drab-to-sophisticated/ Sun, 02 Aug 2015 01:30:18 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com?p=18437&preview_id=18437 When a couple has been married for 40 years, life- and homestyle preferences are pretty well-defined and mutually understood. Additionally, when they’re longtime Hous­tonians, they know which part of town and which neighborhoods they are inclined to call home. The couple found an area of town they loved that had beautiful trees, quiet streets and […]

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Where Bayou Meets City Chic http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/where-bayou-meets-city-chic/ Thu, 02 Jul 2015 01:25:42 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=18291 Couple fuses love of the outdoors with vintage glam Rarely do haute couture, glamour and outdoor organic stylishly meet; high fashion chic and eco-friendly are unlikely friends; and seldom do Mississippi Delta and New York runway successfully pair. Yet Tia and Jempy Neyman have fused these elements magnificently in their home on a bayou. Touring […]

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