Ice House

Reasons to Cheer and Cry With Houston Freeway Construction

Yes, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for a few notable construction projects. Unfortunately, that light might be an oncoming train.

02/28/2018 By Jeff Balke

Yes We Can

We Will Rebuild It: Advice on Choosing A Contractor

You have questions. The Texas Association of Builders has answers.

09/11/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

rebuild houston

In Order to Rebuild, Houston Needs Its Undocumented Workforce

Texas has more than 250,000 undocumented construction workers, and the Gulf Coast needs as much help as it can get.

09/07/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Preservation

Saving Houston's History, One Home at a Time

Of the 15 historic Houston homes in this River Oaks oasis originally spared the wrecking ball, 11 will soon be relocated to make room for a high-rise development.

10/27/2016 By Marene Gustin

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

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

Boom! Clap!

After Freak Accident, French Cuff Picks Up the Pieces

The boutique is almost ready to reopen just weeks after a car crashed through the store.

03/16/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

In and Out

Construction Woes Cause 60 Degrees Mastercrafted to Close

The River Oaks steakhouse helmed by Houston's only certified Master Chef has shut its doors.

03/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt