Architecture & Design


Building a Dream Home on a Houston Bayou

Designing a durable, beautiful home from scratch on White Oak Bayou is not an easy feat, but attorney Regina Adams made her dream come true in Oak Forest.

05/16/2023 By Melissa Dalton

Houston, We Have a Problem

How NASA Restored Its Historic Apollo Mission Control Center

The historic control center at the heart of the Apollo 11 moon landing was almost lost to neglect. Then retired flight director Gene Kranz got involved.

04/12/2023 By Melissa Dalton


A Tudor Revival in the Rice/Museum District

Two notable Houston architects, past and present, show off their unique styles in this perfect mix of period detail and modern function.

03/09/2023 By Melissa Dalton


A Modernized Midcentury in Memorial

A 1959 home in the Memorial Trails subdivision is updated with a suite of svelte finishes, butler’s pantry, Venetian fireplace, and soaking tub overlooking the garden.

03/02/2023 By Melissa Dalton


An Architect-Designed Beauty in the Tanglewood Neighborhood 

This Tanglewood home designed by J. Marshall Porterfield has traditional detailing with modern touches and a chef’s kiss of a kitchen.

02/23/2023 By Melissa Dalton


An Elegant European-Style Estate With Old World Appeal in River Oaks  

Mirador Builders, Jennifer Hamelet has built an exquisite European-style 8,900 sf estate with Old World feel, including large backyard, patio, and pool.

02/16/2023 By Melissa Dalton


A Refreshingly Remodeled Houston Heights Home

Vintage patterns and a mix of bold colors make for surprising and delightful moments in this 100-year-old home.

02/09/2023 By Melissa Dalton


Houston Endowment’s New HQ Is Pioneering Eco-Friendly Architecture

A new endowment for Houston Endowment.

12/19/2022 By Claire Anderson


Property Watch: A Modern Farmhouse with Designer Details

Just embrace the shiplap.

12/08/2022 By Melissa Dalton


Property Watch: A Stately Brick Beauty in River Oaks

Come for the neighborhood, stay for the landscaped grounds and pool out back.

12/01/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Pink House

Home Is Where the Art Is: The Coolest Pink House in Montrose

How a local architect helped a Houston couple create an art lover’s dream home.

11/24/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Making History

This Giant Manor Just Sold For $21 Million, a Houston Record

A 26,000-square-foot estate is the highest selling home in Houston history.

11/03/2022 By Melissa Dalton


Property Watch: A 1959 Braeswood Stunner With Modern Flourishes

Pops of patterned tile and warm woods all around.

10/27/2022 With Melissa Dalton

Sea Isle

This Dome Might Be the Coolest Beach Rental on Galveston

Stay beachside with 180-degree views of Galveston by way of hexagon-shaped skylights.

10/21/2022 By Melissa Dalton

West University

Property Watch: The Iconic “Darth Vader House” Hits the Market Again

Tour the West University home nicknamed the “Darth Vader House” for its striking resemblance to the Star Wars villain’s helmet.

10/13/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Space City

Still Standing: An Inside Look Into Galveston’s Historic Homes

These houses date back to the 1800s and offer a glimpse into the island’s affluent past.

10/12/2022 By Brianna Benitez

Elements of Style

Art or Architecture? This Houston Design Firm Is Blurring the Lines

Meet rootlab, the business that’s taking Houston’s art and architecture scene by storm.

10/06/2022 By Alexia Partouche

3D Printing

The Nation's First 3D-Printed Multi-Story Home Is Being Built in Houston

The first 3D-printed multi-story home in the U.S. is being built in a residential community in Houston.

10/06/2022 By Melissa Dalton


Property Watch: A Heights Bungalow with a Surprise Addition Out Back

This 1915 Heights bungalow is packed with historical details and charm.

09/29/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Function First

Home Fix: 7 Home Remodel Tips For Your Dream Kitchen

Local Interior Designer Ayca Stiffel shares tips for a stunning kitchen remodel.

09/21/2022 By Melissa Dalton