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The Move From Louisiana’s Bayou Desiard To Texas Marks Life Change
Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photography by Casey Dunn | Construction by Steve Hood, Steve Hood Company | Interiors by Mil Bodron, Bodron + Fruit, Floral design by Todd Events
Typically, life’s most …

2017 Good Brick Award Winner 2017 Good Brick  Award Winner

A 1920s Building Receives A Facelift, A New Life And A New Family
Since 1979, Preservation Houston has presented the Good Brick Awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Houston’s architectural and …

A Vision in White A Vision in White

Clean Lines And Open Spaces Make This Home Shine
Octavio Orozco figures if he can visualize how an ad campaign is going to turn out, he can visualize the end design of a house.

Magnificent Seven Magnificent Seven

Large Family’s Eclectic Style Defines Luxury Home
For several years, Mark and Melissa Flores lived in what might be considered a traditional “cookie cutter” suburban family home. Their values and life were structured around what was …

Home is Where the Heart Is Home is Where the Heart Is

A Southern curbside charmer puts out the welcome mat
She’s a real southern lady, clad in white, the perfect amalgam of tradition and modernity. If a house could speak, she’d offer you an iced tea and …

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland

ASID Designers Ushered In The Holidays In 12,000-Square-Foot 2015 Show House
Text by Cathy Gordon / Photography by Miro Dvorscak / Interiors by ASID, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter / Renovations by Peterson Homebuilders
Assignment: Take a 12,000-square-foot-house …

A Texas Farmhouse A Texas Farmhouse

Modern city dwelling honors tradition

Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design Traditional Indian Concepts Fuse Beautifully with Modern Design

Family Of Five Discovers A Perfect Fit In Their Dream Home
When this young couple started their family, they imagined themselves living in a traditional home on a big lot removed a bit from city life …

Legacy, Nostalgia and a Model Train Inspire Mid-Century Remodel Legacy, Nostalgia and a Model Train Inspire Mid-Century Remodel

Adherence To Family Values And Boyhood Dreams Earns Homeowner A Good Brick Award
Glen Rosenbaum has made a name for himself in Houston in a variety of ways. He is a well-known and highly regarded partner …

Family Home Made New Family Home Made New

Couple Transforms An Empty Nest Into A Sophisticated Sanctuary
In 1995, a couple with strong Houston roots bought a lot in a beautiful area and built a two-story brick home. This was a neighborhood they knew and …

MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design MID-CENTURY Merges with Contemporary Design

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU. He started his …

Nestled in the Woods Nestled in the Woods

Beautiful home was worth the wait
As the saying goes, “The longer it takes, the longer it lasts.” And if that is the case, then the Williams’ home will be around for quite a while. Married …

Stunning in Southgate Stunning in Southgate

Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose Fulbright, she is a lawyer employed by the federal judiciary), their first home together was an apartment.

Mid-Century Modernism Mid-Century Modernism

Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place
In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of …

A Contemporary Retreat A Contemporary Retreat

Building A Light-Filled And Kid-Friendly Home
Leigh and Jeff Bell moved to Houston from Tulsa just after getting married. When they began shopping for a home and neighborhood, the couple considered several factors: Jeff wanted to …

Renovated Ranch Home A Symphony
of Contemporary Design
Renovated Ranch Home A Symphony </br>of Contemporary Design

Meyerland Couple Streamlines With Move Into
Retirement And City Living
Eddie and Dianne Cousins lived all over the world in the early part of their 36 years of marriage as a result of Eddie’s job as a …

Hill Country Style With a French Twist Hill Country Style With a French Twist

Award-winning home showcases the outdoors with a fusion of style
A couple married for 30 years who had lived in their house for 23 years felt that they and their teenage sons had outgrown their 50-year-old …

Love of The Big Easy Love of The Big Easy

New Orleans Style Meets Industrial In This Architectural Beauty
Mardi Gras beads dangling from the hallway coat rack might serve as a clue. Then there are the fun, colorful art pieces from the French Quarter scattered …

Transitional Design Takes Dated Home from Drab to Sophisticated Transitional Design Takes Dated Home from Drab to Sophisticated

Couple Sees Potential In Older Home
When a couple has been married for 40 years, life- and homestyle preferences are pretty well-defined and mutually understood. Additionally, when they’re longtime Hous­tonians, they know which part of town …

Where Bayou Meets City Chic Where Bayou Meets City Chic

Couple fuses love of the outdoors with vintage glam
Rarely do haute couture, glamour and outdoor organic stylishly meet; high fashion chic and eco-friendly are unlikely friends; and seldom do Mississippi Delta and New York runway …

Abode Americana Abode Americana

City Dwelling Reflects Couple’s Love Of Lodge Design

Southern Style Southern Style

In 2012, Laura and Patrick Schneidau purchased a spacious lot with big plans in mind. They had a solid vision for the nearly 5,000-square-foot home that would one day inhabit that space, and with their …

Modern Moroccan Riad in River Oaks Modern Moroccan Riad in River Oaks

Contemporary interpretation blends age-old design with Old World details
When Patrick and Pam Cohan decided they were ready to make a change in their living environment, they were motivated by a few factors. “We are now …

Light and Bright Renovation Light and Bright  Renovation

Originally built in 1932, aside from its grandeur and stateliness, this elegant home hardly resembles its former self.