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Old World Wonder in Hunters Creek.

| March 1, 2014
Old World Wonder in Hunters Creek.

When the owners of this magnificent house began their new home search, their check list included some must NOT haves, along with some non-negotiables. This accomplished neurosurgeon, along with his wife and three children, knew they were ready for a completely different aesthetic than they’d enjoyed in their previous home — an

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Fresh Start

| February 1, 2014
Fresh Start

S teve and Lynne Gibson’s twin daughters were mere newborns when the couple moved into their house a few years back. Fast-forward and those babies were toddlers on the move.  A little house-tweaking was in order.

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Mission Accomplished

| January 1, 2014
Mission Accomplished

An outdated custom home goes
from nondescript to extraordinary
thanks to a tasteful remodel

It was a drab scene. Outdated wallpaper, gold-colored fixtures and white carpet throughout. Add to that a less than appealing orange exterior brick and a tall arched exterior entry that served no purpose.

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Merry Manor

| December 1, 2013
Merry Manor

For more than two decades, Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CASA) has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in the area’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support their programs and to offer holiday inspiration to visitors who then take the great ideas back home into their own decor. The 2012 tour

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Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous

| November 1, 2013
Sprawling, Spacious and Stupendous

Twelve years ago, the homeowners of this Richmond estate met in Houston and were introduced to each other by mutual friends. They embarked upon their life together though they lived in different Texas cities: he in suburban Katy; she in rural Columbus.

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Tantalizing Texture

| October 1, 2013
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

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Extraordinary Details

| September 1, 2013
Extraordinary Details

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!’ ”

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Splendor in Shadyside

| September 1, 2013
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 hardware store, founded by his father in the 1860s. Heitmann was also a prominent civic leader and proponent for Houston’s […]

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Riverstone Showstopper

| July 1, 2013
Riverstone Showstopper

TEXT by Cheryl Alexander | PHOTOS by Bruce Glass | INTERIORS by ASID Designers | DESIGNERS BUILDER by Teramor Custom Homes The Winklers believe the ASID designers embraced their ideas and broughtthem to life with style, ingenuity and valuable solutions to their list of “wants” for the home. Houston’s top 20 interior designers combined their […]

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A Majestic Home in Memorial

| June 1, 2013
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 reveals breathtaking architecture

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Traditional With a Twist

| May 1, 2013
Traditional With a Twist

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 sunset just like at your grandmother’s house. Or it’s the dining room that reminds you of family dinners growing up. Whatever the case, the house has that sense of familiarity — […]

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Dazzling Design with room to Grow

| April 1, 2013
Dazzling Design with room to Grow

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 client of hers through the energy business

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A LOVELY LIFESTYLE

| March 1, 2013
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 renovated it more than once, gutting the story-and-a-half for a complete remodel.

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ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home

| February 1, 2013
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, and learning we had twins on the way, we knew we needed more space — both house-wise and yard-wise.”

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New England Meets European Elegance

| January 1, 2013
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 and native Houstonian Dominique Sachse and her husband, Nick Florescu,

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Comfortably Contemporary

| November 1, 2012
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 50 homes,” she recalls. “I wanted something fresh and contemporary, but I didn’t see much of that around. And […]

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

| October 1, 2012
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 remodeled for their family of four. Nevertheless, they had started looking around a bit.

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Form, Function, Comfort, Family…and Philanthropy The Pink Ribbon House® 2012 has it all

| September 1, 2012
Form, Function, Comfort, Family…and Philanthropy The Pink Ribbon House® 2012 has it all

  Houston’s sixth Pink Ribbon House®, a designer showcase home built to “raise the roof” for breast cancer research at The Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), did just that. Established in 2003 by the Breast Center Advisory Council

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Sweetwater ChateauFrench Country elegance in Fort Bend County

| August 1, 2012
Sweetwater ChateauFrench Country elegance in Fort Bend County

Exuding the very best of Southern charm

The notion of a Southern Living home evokes all kinds of iconic images such as rocking chairs on deep porches, window seats in wide shuttered windows and lush landscapes with fruit trees and backyard gardens. While many architects, builders and designers are able to incorporate some of these elements in their construction, few are able to do so MORE>>

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Southern Living Showcase Home

| July 1, 2012
Southern Living Showcase Home

Exuding the very best of Southern charm

The notion of a Southern Living home evokes all kinds of iconic images such as rocking chairs on deep porches, window seats in wide shuttered windows and lush landscapes with fruit trees and backyard gardens. While many architects, builders and designers are able to incorporate some of these elements in their construction, few are able to do so MORE>>

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Art & Soul – Cherished family pieces infuse this remodeled Arts and Crafts Style home with charm

| June 1, 2012
Art & Soul – Cherished family pieces infuse this remodeled Arts and Crafts Style home with charm

Cherished family pieces infuse this remodeled Arts and Crafts Style home with charm
With a nod to Frank Lloyd Wright, this dwelling exudes character with its Prairie House lines, stained glass front door and sink-into connection to the landscape. But step inside and this is where the home really speaks, telling the story of family.

Favorite memories aren’t just exiled to photo albums here. Homeowner Patty Fox and husband Glenn live surrounded by what

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