The Drawl

The Ultimate McMansion

We take a crack at designing a millennium mansion everyone can agree to hate.

10/24/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Affordable Housing

New Hope Housing Breaks Ground on New Complex for Homeless and At-Risk Families

The complex will be part of a massive campus focused on lifting families out of generational poverty.

10/13/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Desperate Climes

The Increasingly Luxurious Perks of Apartments Desperate for Tenants

Why stop at free laundry and breakfast? We want barbecue delivery too.

05/31/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Tiny Living

A Peek Inside Houston's First "Micro" Condos

The sales team behind the forthcoming Ivy Lofts in EaDo tries to show Houston how to live in 300 square feet.

03/18/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

The Real World

Take Our Real Estate Survey and Tell It Like It Is

Do you have strong opinions about zoning? Historic districts? Stucco townhomes built six-to-a-lot? We want to hear about it.

02/18/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

design

Past and Present Collide in Historic Home Tours

This weekend, peek inside the most interesting historical buildings in Houston and Galveston.

04/30/2015 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

Real Estate

Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2015

The comprehensive chart with everything you need to know about 150 of Houston’s hottest neighborhoods.

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Houston’s 12 Newest High Rises

The down and dirty on the town’s dozen newest high-rises, offering livability and luxury for lease.

03/30/2015

Real Estate 2015

Slideshow: Houston on the (High) Rise

The down and dirty on the town’s dozen newest high-rises, offering livability and luxury for lease

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Real Estate 2015

Do You Really Want to Live in a Historic District?

The pros and unlikely cons of preservation

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

Real Estate 2015

Is Downtown Finally On Its Way Up?

Thanks to a raft of new residential towers, a new urban core is set to emerge from the old in dramatic fashion.

03/30/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Real Estate 2015

Houston Real Estate: Experts Predict What Happens Next

We gathered some of Houston’s real estate legends and asked the question on everybody’s mind—what’s really going on with the housing market?

03/30/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Boom or Bust

Meet the Real Estate Agent to the Energy Industry

Whether you think the oil market is “shifting,” “adjusting,” or “softening”—Michele Marano isn’t worried.

02/08/2015 By Catherine Matusow

architecture

This Weekend, See Houston's 7 Coolest New Homes

The annual AIA Home Tour features houses designed by top Houston architecture firms.

10/22/2014 By Michael Hardy

Rising Rents

Find the Right Apartment: a Hunting How-To

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax

Real Estate

Renting: What $1300 Gets You...

A survey of apartments reveals that while $1300 isn’t what it used to be, getting bang for your buck still depends on your location.

06/30/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax

Bayougraphy

Meet the Man Behind the Mid-Main Island

Continental Club, Double Trouble, and Sig’s Lagoon are just the beginning.

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Jack Thompson

Features

The Rent Race

Or, why you can’t find an apartment.

06/24/2014 By Peter Holley and John Lomax Illustrations by Andrew J. Nilsen

REAL ESTATE

For Sale: Matt Schaub's Tanglewood Home

No, it's not a stigmatized property.

06/24/2014 By John Nova Lomax