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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

If the elegance of French Country architecture and design along with the ease of suburban country club living are your style, then you’ll easily imagine the allure of Dr. Chris and Sherry Angelo’s 11,000-square-foot home on a vast, sprawling lot. This accomplished couple — he a family practice physician; she a family law attorney — […]

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Southern Living Showcase Home

| July 1, 2012
Southern Living Showcase Home

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,

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Bunker Hill Hacienda – A house that determination built

| June 1, 2012
Bunker Hill Hacienda – A house that determination built

Danny Davis, president of Houston-based Escopeta Oil and Gas Corporation, is Houston proud from the word “go.” His father owned W.H. Davis, Co., an office equipment business, where Danny says, “My mom was the boss. My dad was a well-known and respected man in the business world because he visited his clients every day, going […]

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Tailored Warmth

| May 1, 2012
Tailored Warmth

Crisp white paneled walls pack a punch in this elegant home, filled with serenity and light

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Cajun Comfort

| March 1, 2012
Cajun Comfort

A family pays homage
to its roots in this
Louisiana-inspired home

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A Resort Feel

| February 1, 2012
A Resort Feel

This couple needn’t trek hundreds of miles to an exotic location to tap that vacation spirit. It starts at their front door. “That was a big thing with me. I wanted this place to have the feel of a resort,” says the husband, president of a Texas-based oil and gas company. “It was important that […]

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A Family Affair

| January 1, 2012
A Family Affair

There’s not much chance that Kaye and Schacht McCollum will disagree on their preference of home. No, they’re pretty much in sync when it comes to design aesthetics. And that’s a good thing, seeing as he is the builder.

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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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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, the Kappa Holiday Pilgrimage includes a tour of four […]

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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

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 lunch,” Jennifer recalls. “We were supposed to meet at a certain house that […]

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The Magic Touch

| July 1, 2011
The Magic Touch

Text by Cathy Gordon – Pictures by Bookwalter Photography – Village Builders 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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Serenely Simple

| June 1, 2011
Serenely Simple

Tucked into the woods, this modern dwelling exudes a tree house ambience Frank and Pamela enjoy the outdoors. If it’s a nice day, chances are they’re peddling about on their bikes. Unbeknownst to them, one of these excursions led them straight to their dream home. They rounded a corner and there it was, a beautifully […]

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