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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 …

Serenely Simple 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 …

It’s All In the Details It’s All In the Details

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 …

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

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

Relocating can be a challenge, especially when moving with children. So Jill and Matt Frazier decided to tackle the most important thing when moving from Alden Bridge to their new home in Carlton Woods.
“The priority …

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 Woodlands. 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

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 featured in the 17th annual CASA Christmas …

Cajun Comforts Cajun Comforts

There’s no denying the fierce Cajun roots in this household. A fondness for Louisiana architecture is evident in this 8,175-square-foot home in Grogan’s Point. New Orleans style lampposts replace simple columns as entry to the …

A House Becomes a Home 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.

A California State of Mind A California State of Mind

Mary Lou Fernandez has a fondness for California—the beaches, the wineries, the organic connections forged between homes and landscape. She lived there many years while working for Disney. And she and husband, Lou, and young …

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.

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

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 …