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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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It’s All in the Detail

| May 1, 2011
It’s All in the Detail

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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The Finishing Touch – A former Miss Louisiana’s crowning glory comes from designing the family home

| April 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Finishing Touch – A former Miss Louisiana’s crowning glory comes from designing the family home

Shirelle Chimenti jokes that she’s the ultimate source for tile, molding and pretty much anything that goes into finishing out a home. And there’s a reason for that. The petite homeowner with a mega-metabolism didn’t hire a designer to outfit her family’s 12,000 square-foot home.

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Home Sweet Home

| March 1, 2011
Home Sweet Home

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. “We’ve lived in four houses that he’s built, and I can honestly say they’ve all been […]

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An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

| February 1, 2011
An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

When Cary and Veronica Benson decided to move from North Carolina, they set their sights on the Houston area. Relatives lived within close proximity to the community. Cary, former part-owner of American Leather furniture company, was venturing into the next step of his career. And the eldest of their three children was about to start […]

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Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling for this family of four

| January 23, 2011
Instant Attraction – A peek behind the trees revealed the perfect dwelling  for this family of four

House hunting can be an exercise in patience as Shawn and Eric Nitcher discovered a few years ago. “We were losing hope that we were going to find a house, but I kept thinking, ‘No, it’s out there. We just haven’t found it yet,’” recalls Shawn of the long days spent searching for the right […]

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Cypress Homeowners Deck the Halls with Treasure-Filled Elegance

| December 1, 2010
Cypress Homeowners Deck the Halls with Treasure-Filled Elegance

Founder Of Round Top Collection Celebrates Christmas In Style Christmas comes early each year to the Krause house in Cypress — the middle of October to be exact. That’s when Jeff and Debbie Krause and their children begin decorating for the holiday season. The entire project takes six weeks. Decorations start going up in October, […]

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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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A House Becomes a Home

| October 1, 2010
A House Becomes a Home

It’s good to have vision, to see past a used home’s unsightly qualities — the out-of-date wallpaper and dust-encrusted curtain swags, the unwelcoming kitchen suffocating under dark cabinets.

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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

Aimee and Wynne Snoots collaborate with Leslie Sinclair of Segreto Finishes to create an air of authenticity to this luxury residence, allowing room for the owners and their children to live in the home with comfort and ease, as if they’ve been here forever.

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Home Within the Trees

| August 1, 2010

A few years ago, Elaine McPike ventured out with a realtor friend to scout properties. She was in the market for a new place, perhaps a townhouse. But a “For Sale” sign on a corner lot in Highland Village prompted an about-face.

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Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

| July 1, 2010
Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

Craig Smith and wife, Amy, weren’t looking to purchase a new home, but there it was, a two-story vision in East Shore, reminiscent of the grand homes you’d find in the New Orleans Garden District. What’s more, it captured magnificent views of a nearby park.

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A Louisiana State of Mind

| June 1, 2010

CREOLE INFLUENCE DEFINES THIS HOME WITH SOUTHERN CHARM Kelly and Matt Malatesta need look no further than their familiar stomping ground in Louisiana to find inspiration for their home. “I’m pretty much crazy about all things Louisiana,” says Kelly, who met her husband while the two attended Louisiana State University.

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