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Comfortably Contemporary Comfortably Contemporary

A homeowner finds her modern niche in this tastefully updated home

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 it was either too far away or not kid friendly ..
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Southern Living Comes to Bellaire Southern Living Comes to Bellaire

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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Form, Function, Comfort, Family…and Philanthropy
The Pink Ribbon House® 2012 has it all
Form, Function, Comfort, Family…and Philanthropy</br>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 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 in Sweetwater. Read More>>

Cape Cod Charm 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 lunch,” Jennifer recalls. “We were supposed to meet at a certain house that was for sale by owner. We’d been looking for a more central location, a little more space. We thought we’d check it out.”

Art & Soul – Cherished family pieces infuse this remodeled Arts and Crafts Style home with charm 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

An Eclectic Eye An Eclectic Eye

An art-collecting couple with a knack for design forges their own unique look
Heather Loeb relaxes in a cozy, sun-drenched sitting room, explaining her philosophy about design. “I really just love an eclectic style,” she says. …

It’s A CASA Kind of Christmas It’s A CASA Kind of Christmas

The happiness of the holidays was evident everywhere as almost every room of the home was transformed into a Christmas wonderland, each displaying a distinctive theme that transformed the ordinary to the extraordinary with holiday magic, leaving guests inspired with the wonder of the season.

An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True An Arts and Crafts Dream Come True

Classic design inspired this habitat

Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photography by Felix Sanchez

When Jim and Cynthia Winton decided to build their dream home, they were enjoying life in the city from a garden home in Memorial Heights. It was large enough and convenient to everything they desired, so their impetus for change was not because they needed more space for kids or because they wanted a change of scenery. Quite the opposite, in fact.

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

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

The Magic Touch 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 …

Ranch Revival Ranch Revival

A small 1950s Ranch goes uptown with a harmonious mix of contemporary elements and antiques
The Ranch house, warm and inviting, became a symbol for relaxed living in the 1950s, a suburban phenomenon conducive to raising …

An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

Tynewood Home Takes a Modern Turn
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 …

A Dream House Becomes Reality 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 …

A Family Affair A Family Affair

Schacht McCollum has a keen eye for detail when it comes to his family’s home.
After all, he’s the builder.

There’s not much chance that Kaye and Schacht McCollum will disagree on their preference of home. No, …

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

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

A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour A CASA Christmas Fantasy Sweetwater home shines on Christmas home tour

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 …

Country Flair, This rustic home has rural charm 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 …

Flawless Fusion – Distinctive Home Offers a Blend of Style and Creativity 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 …

A Resort Feel 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.
“That was a big thing …

Monochromatic Mix Monochromatic Mix

INTERIOR DESIGNER BLAIR GORDON HAS, BY HIS OWN ADMISSION, NOT ALWAYS BEEN ON THE CUTTING EDGE.
This self-defined “Life Stylist” came to “cool” (and to Texas) in a round-about kind of way. Born in North Carolina …

A Louisiana State of Mind A Louisiana State of Mind

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 …