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In the Provençal Style

| August 1, 2014
In the Provençal Style

Couple Finds Familiar French Ambiance In New Home For the past decade, the professional couple (both physicians) whose home is fea­­tured here, lived, worked and started their family in France. Both Texas natives, they met while in medical school in Houston and married after dating a few years. To add some excitement to their lives […]

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Hill Country Comfort with Urban Refinement

| July 1, 2014
Hill Country Comfort with Urban Refinement

Southern Living Home Builder Fuses The Best Of All Worlds In Showcase Home

Towne Lake, of Houston-based Caldwell Communities, was selected by Morning Star Builders as the location of a new Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home. The showcase home built by Morning Star Builders and located in Water’s Edge, the prestigious custom home neighborhood within Towne Lake, is valued at more than $1.3 million.

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Quietly Modern, Completely Fabulous
From bare slab to sophistication

| June 1, 2014
Quietly Modern, Completely Fabulous </br>From bare slab to sophistication

We’ve all driven through lovely neighborhoods in the Houston area and admired the big lots, wonderful architecture and inviting landscape. But you’re unlikely to drive by the exquisite residence I visited for this month’s home feature. The route here took me deep into the interior of the neighborhood and asked me to turn off of […]

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A Luxurious
Lakeside Villa

| May 1, 2014
A Luxurious </br>Lakeside Villa

Settling In And Spreading Out At Cross Creek Married 24 years, the owners of this luxurious lakeside villa have shared a lot of memories and a few of them include some homes they’ve lived in over those years. “People tease us,” the wife smiles, ‘Are y’all moving again?’ they ask us.” This couple met when […]

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A REMARKABLE RENOVATION
A villa gets a facelift

| April 1, 2014
A REMARKABLE RENOVATION</br>A villa gets a facelift

Since 1998, these homeowners have moved from Houston to Canada, then back to Houston. They make their living in the oil and gas industry and though frequent moves are sometimes a fact of life, it’s not always easy to find and make a home.

Prior to their stint in Calgary, Alberta, the couple lived in West U in a 4,000-square-foot (…)

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Old World Wonder

| March 1, 2014
Old World Wonder

When the owners of this magnificent house began

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Fresh Start

| February 1, 2014
Fresh Start

A Home’s Interior Gets An All-New Look Of Casual Sophistication

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Mission Accomplished

| January 1, 2014
Mission Accomplished

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

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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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

| August 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

  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 creative capacity in Riverstone for this year’s only ASID home tour to design a house like no other for owners […]

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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 and they each had a residence in one of Houston’s super-hip urban neighborhoods. They loved the lifestyle

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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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