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

Space City

A Home at the End of the Yard

People are building their children $50,000 playhouses. Is it the end of the world, or just well-heeled parental affection?

06/30/2014 By John Lomax Photography by Max Burkhalter

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

URBAN ADVENTURES

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part II

Rambling through the interiors of dozens of abandoned apartments.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

URBAN ADVENTURE

Exploring Timbergrove Park Apartments, Part One

Abandoned, spooky Timbergrove complex tells many a sad tale.

06/23/2014 By John Lomax

Animal Attraction

Ride a Camel! Meet a Monkey! Buy a House?

In a crowded housing market, one builder turns to lions, lemurs, and yaks to get attention.

06/02/2014 By Peter Holley

GEOGRAPHY OF HOUSTON

This Week In Neighborhood Names: The Deroloc Addition

Yes, it's "colored" spelled backwards, but it's probably not racist.

05/21/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Unreal Estate

Au Revoir, Josephine

New owners hand out eviction notices at 75-year-old moderne Boulevard Oaks apartment building.

05/08/2014 By John Nova Lomax

UNREAL ESTATE

Behold: The Second Cheapest Rental in Central Houston

A 448 square-foot Rice Military hovel features luxury touches like a clawfoot tub, a granite countertop, and rooms that hold things.

05/06/2014 By John Lomax

Space City

Fighting Off Carpet, One Compromise at a Time

When building their dream home, one Houston couple had only one requirement: no carpet!

04/30/2014 By Kerry H.

ISLAND DELIGHT

Galveston Home Tour Turns 40

This year's event offers much more than entrée into the Oleander City's grand manses.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION

Good Brick Awards Go Live

The 35-year-old historic preservation awards launch first-ever tour of honored buildings.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

The Drawl

Quiz: Which Houston Home Do You Really Belong In?

A very scientific quiz

04/21/2014

Generous Helpings

Is Oak Forest the Friendliest Neighborhood in Houston?

To hear residents tell it, theirs is the suburb that gives and gives.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Finding the Best Neighborhood for You

Why (and how) did we choose our top 25 neighborhoods?

04/07/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best Places to Live

Corrected: Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2014

Due to an editing error, a few columns in the April edition of Houstonia magazine’s 2014 real estate chart were incorrect.

04/03/2014 Research by Katharine Shilcutt

Real Estate

Where to Live Now: The 25 Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014

Presenting our annual guide to the 25 best neighborhoods of the moment—plus, what you get for your money in different parts of town.

04/03/2014 By Peter Holley, John Lomax, and Katharine Shilcutt

Toddlers sans Tiaras

Childrens’ Room Themes, Outside the Box

These fresh approaches will inspire you to think outside the pink-and-blue box when designing for your new arrival.

02/02/2014 By Kerry H. Photography by Max Burkhalter