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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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Home Sweet Home

| March 1, 2011
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. “The priority was the girls’ rooms at first because we wanted them to be able to get settled in,” explains Jill, who looked to […]

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Evolution Meets Establishment

| January 21, 2011
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 — Alexis, Camryn and Walker — along with Bella, the dog, and though both have other careers, in 2001 they […]

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A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

| December 1, 2010
A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

Todd and Laura Taylor’s home in Sweetwater is stunning year-round, but especially during the holidays. Last year, though, was special as the residence was one of several homes featured in the 17th annual CASA Christmas Home Tour.

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The Magic Box

| November 1, 2010
The Magic Box

A wondrous concoction of light and space make up this modern Oak Estates home Mahesh and Devika Ramchandani were on a mission when they trekked to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth a few years back. Yes, the art was wonderful, but they weren’t interested in that on this particular day. At the suggestion […]

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Country Flair

| October 1, 2010
Country Flair

This rustic home has rural charm When most people visualize big city Houston living, they think of the mansions of River Oaks, the quirky abodes in Montrose, the hometown feel of the Heights or the estates of Bellaire. Few of us are able to conjure a vision of country living

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Flawless Fusion Distinctive Home Offers a Blend of Style and Creativity

| September 1, 2010
Flawless Fusion  Distinctive Home Offers a Blend of Style and Creativity

When creative minds collaborate on well-planned projects, the combined efforts will likely produce a masterpiece. Such is the case at the home of Aimee and Wynne Snoots. Their home is the result of their own vision and enhanced by experts in architecture, custom building, design and décor. Each element is, of course, distinctive on its […]

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A Resort Feel

| August 1, 2010
A Resort Feel

These homeowners need look no further than home for relaxation and views This couple needn’t trek hundreds of miles to an exotic location to tap that vacation spirit. It starts at their front door.

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