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Artistic License
By Helen Thompson | October 19, 2016

The notion of maturity elicits a complicated range of reactions—from unpleasant associations with parental reprimands to act our age to awe at the accretion of experience and expertise that empowers creativity. The painter Claude Monet...

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Home Run
By Melissa Jacobs and Helen Thompson | October 19, 2016

HOUSTON
Pursuit of Happiness
Interior designer Chelsea Chavez and her husband, Jason Navarette, have debuted a lifestyle storefront in Houston. The fresh concept, dubbed ...

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Inside Look
By Rhonda Reinhart | October 19, 2016

AIA Austin
This year marks the 30th anniversary of AIA Austin’s annual home tour. In honor of the big event, tourgoers will be treated to 12 homes designed by the city...

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All in Good Taste
By Rhonda Reinhart | October 19, 2016

It has been more than two years since Knoll acquired your company, even though you remain CEO. How have things changed for you since then? Actually, not very much. A little simpler in that I’m supposed to be focusing...

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Dramatic Entrance
By Bonnie Davidson | October 19, 2016

Fifty-two panes of thick, triple-laminated glass and 16 fin-shape beams made of carbon fiber—a superlightweight, superstrong material most often used in the aerospace industry and the construction of Formula One race cars—now...

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Hit Refresh
By Holly Crawford | October 17, 2016

When it came time to reinvent their former rental property as a second home, newly retired Mike and Julie Dawson wanted to transform the traditional 1970s patio home into a contemporary space with a generous helping of comfort for family gatherings...

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Opposites Attract
By Helen Thompson | October 17, 2016

Austin architect James LaRue refers to the glass, rock and metal house that stretches along the rim of a hill just west of Austin as “the upside-down house.” Its composed mien belies the suggestion that there is anything out of...

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Building Character
By Jessica Otte | October 17, 2016

When Amy Bloom and her family moved from Miami to Dallas, there wasn’t much familiar about their new surroundings. So rather than move into a similarly unfamiliar home, Bloom, an experienced house flipper, wanted to create a home...

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Astounding Abodes
By Bonnie Davidson | July 19, 2016

215 Chrystie
New York City, N.Y.
THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie is...

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Welcome Home
By Becca Hensley, Steven Lindsey and Rhonda Reinhart | July 18, 2016

HOT PROPERTY
For more than 15 years, the Houston-based architecture and design-build firm Intexure, led by principals Russell...

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Round Top Roundup
By Holly Crawford | July 18, 2016

It may say population 90 on the Round Top city limit sign, but the defiant 1 square mile is growing steadily. Best known for its twice-a-year Antiques Week, the bucolic Fayette County town has seen an influx of development. Houston native...

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Taking Flight
By Helen Thompson | July 18, 2016

“There is nothing more important than how the house sits on its site,” says Tobin Smith. But when the San Antonio-based architect visited a client’s recently purchased...

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