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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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An Eclectic Eye

| May 1, 2012
An Eclectic Eye

Heather Loeb relaxes in a cozy, sun-drenched sitting room, explaining her philosophy about design. “I really just love an eclectic style,” she says. “And I think it should be simple living, not over–the-top. My parents had amazing taste and I’d like to think I inherited some of that!”

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Tailored Warmth

| April 1, 2012
Tailored Warmth

On a corner lot, not far from the hustle and bustle of a busy retail and entertainment center, is a house that’s very comfortable in its skin. A lot of thought went into its design and purpose.

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Cajun Comforts

| March 1, 2012
Cajun Comforts

There’s no denying the fierce Cajun roots in this household. A fondness for Louisiana architecture is evident in this 8,175-square-foot home. New Orleans style lampposts replace simple columns as entry to the dining room. A Mardi Gras style balcony, complete with festive jester and a cascade of colorful beads, is an attention-grabber in the gameroom.

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French Country Home Defines Balance and Beauty

| February 1, 2012
French Country Home Defines Balance and Beauty

She had circled past the chair three times, a sweet, timeworn piece with a broken cane back and seat that had been kicked to the curb in this Boston neighborhood. Some household had fated it to the trash, but Michele Cooke was smitten.

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The Magic Touch

| January 1, 2012
The Magic Touch

She had circled past the chair three times, a sweet, timeworn piece with a broken cane back and seat that had been kicked to the curb in this Boston neighborhood. Some household had fated it to the trash, but Michele Cooke was smitten.

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A French Country Christmas

| December 1, 2011
A 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 all with a philanthropic twist. A Bayou City tradition since 1941,

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It’s a CASA Kind of Christmas

| December 1, 2011
It’s a CASA Kind of Christmas

Holiday home tour delights visitors every season Flying high for the 19th annual CASA Christmas Home Tour, the home of Brett and Liz Molgren was one of four residences fabulously decked out last year to raise money for Child Advocates of Fort Bend. The happiness of the holidays was evident everywhere as almost every room […]

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An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True

| November 1, 2011
An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True

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Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

| October 1, 2011
Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

Text by Cathy Gordon     |     Pictures by Bookwalter Photography When this homeowner sought to downsize from a larger golf-course property, definite needs came to mind. Easy access to the highway was a necessity for this Houston businessman who has a demanding travel schedule.

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

| September 1, 2011
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 Shearer, they pretty much thought of everything, right down to the interior built-in kennel with charming iron door.

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Cape Cod Charm

| August 1, 2011
Cape Cod Charm

A scribbled note and great timing landed the Adam family this curbside stunner Some things are just meant to be. Jennifer Adam and her husband, Todd, met in an upscale neighborhood one day to check out a house that was for sale. “He was in his car, I’m in my car because we’d met for […]

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Ranch Revival

| July 1, 2011
Ranch Revival

The Ranch house, warm and inviting, became a symbol for relaxed living in the 1950s, a suburban phenomenon conducive to raising families. The tradition continues with this 2,100-square-foot charmer that has been elegantly updated for a family of four.

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An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

| June 1, 2011
An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style It only took one visit to the property for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a dated, one-story, flat roof structure, we quickly realized that there are few lots like this one and we knew we had […]

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It’s All In The Details

| May 1, 2011
It’s All In The Details

So, say you like a floor plan, but a few changes would put it more in sync with your lifestyle. Some might feel obligated to stay with the original format, never mind that certain rooms would rarely be used. But if you’re Tony Marimon, you’re already rearranging things in your head.

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A Dream House Becomes Reality

| April 1, 2011
A Dream House Becomes Reality

Once upon a time, there was an interior designer who envied her neighbor’s house. Not that she was unhappy in her own home, but there was just something special about the house across from her street. Every day she would pass the stunning home and wish that her family could live there.

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