Living Well, Texas-Style

Home on the Ridiculous Range

Watch Houstonian Reyne Hirsch explore America’s most awesome country estates.

09/16/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

design

A Tale of Two Home Tours

This weekend, history and change are on display at both the Rice Design Alliance Architecture Tour and the Houston Heights Association Home & Garden Tour.

04/09/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Dream Homes

Top Homes: The Experts’ Lists

By popular demand, our four local architecture experts share their top 10 favorite Houston homes.

01/13/2014 By Michael Hardy Illustrations by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre

Dream Homes

Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects

We asked dozens of architects who they’d choose to build their own homes. These are the five names we heard most often.

12/31/2013 By Peter Holley

Slideshow

Slideshow: Houston’s Five Best Residential Architects

We asked dozens of architects who they’d choose to build their own homes. These are the five names we heard most often.

12/31/2013

Dream Homes

These Days, More is More

Out: Scandinavian minimalism. In: wallpaper!?

12/31/2013 By Kerry H.

Dream Homes

The Shotgun Shack Is Back

These days, the shotgun cottage is no longer shunned.

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy

Dream Homes

Houston’s Top Homes

A insider's guide to the greatest houses in the city

12/31/2013 By Michael Hardy and John Lomax

Real Estate

Houston’s Dream Homes

We convened a panel of experts to select Houston’s ten greatest homes. Plus the latest in furniture, the city’s greatest architects, and avoiding contractors from hell.

12/23/2013

Slideshow

Slideshow: Interior Design 2014

As with life, the ideal living space for 2014 is all about finding balance between opposites.

12/18/2013

Dream Homes

Finding a Competent Contractor

We’ve all heard the horror stories. If you want to tear out your kitchen without tearing out your hair, here are some pointers to start.

12/18/2013 By Kelly Klaasmeyer

Space City

Sustain Agility: the Oldest Home in River Oaks

River Oaks’ oldest home gets a redo loyal to the original Jazz Age design—right down to the sound of footsteps on gravel.

07/01/2013 Photography by Paul Hester By James Glassman

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A Glimpse Inside River Oaks’ Oldest Home

A River Oaks redo, loyal to the original Jazz Age design right down to the sound of footsteps on gravel.

06/18/2013

A Fable

The Prince and the Bakery

The story behind the medieval castle—moat, dungeon and all—in Bellville, TX.

06/01/2013 By John Lomax