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Light Lines
Connie Dufner | July 14, 2014

The keys to a successful homeowner-architect relationship: Trust, mutual respect and a cherry picker.

The latter, as Houston architect Tom Diehl discovered during the collaboration for a modernist project, was essential to siting the...

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A Site to Behold
Helen Thompson | July 14, 2014

For 25 years, George Becknell had a crush on a piece of property three blocks away from the Alamo Heights house he shared with his wife, Lori, and their two daughters. “Unbeknownst to me!” says Lori, the chair of the Alamo...

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Hidden Gem
Carla Jordan | July 14, 2014

Busy days are par for the course for Fred and Jacque Roberts. As an architect for large commercial projects coast to coast, Fred is always on the go. So is Jacque, who multitasks as a homemaker, temple volunteer, mom and on-call nanny relief to...

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Good Golly, Ms. Holly
Connie Dufner | April 11, 2014

Even after two divorces, rearing three sons and the challenges of building an international luxury furniture powerhouse, designer Holly Hunt never gave up on romance. It came in February. “You know I always felt I would...

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Silicone Valley
Helen Thompson | April 11, 2014

Designer Rebecca Finell’s canny, stylish baby products revolutionized an industry where cute usually trumps utility. Her ingenious sensibility is coupled with a Ms. Fix-It impulse that bestows everything Finell touches with chic...

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State of the Art
Carla Jordan, Rebecca Sherman and Helen Thompson | April 11, 2014

Mama Mia!
Lone Star State kitchens are about to take a more artful turn with Pohlenz Dallas Valcucine,...

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The Upside
Carla Jordan | April 11, 2014

When it comes to connecting people with nature via architecture, few do it better than Dallas architect Max Levy. Considered one of the premier modernists in the Southwest, Levy was the perfect pick to design a 3,500-square-foot contemporary...

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Danish Modern
Helen Thompson | April 10, 2014

Designer Kevin Spearman’s luxuriously executed Old World style mansions appeal to sophisticated globe-trotters accustomed to the finer things in life. Yet art collector and frequent traveler Spearman has a soft spot for sleek...

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Urban Oasis
Melissa Jacobs | January 17, 2014

Harmony is perhaps the most befitting moniker for Erica and Patrick King’s modern expanse of a home in Houston’s prestigious Memorial neighborhood. Serene and built-to-last also come to mind. These terms could also portray the...

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One Man's Monument
Carla Jordan | January 17, 2014

Robert Edsel is well-versed in the art of discovery. His oil and gas company, Gemini Exploration, was an early pioneer in the use of horizontal drilling technology in the 1990s. When he moved to Florence in 1996 to pursue a...

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Color Coded
Helen Thompson | January 17, 2014

Paul D’Arcy is an Internet executive whose job is to rally people and ideas to make projects happen. This skill—learned, or perhaps already in his DNA—was integral to getting the house he shares with his wife, Jessica, and...

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Paradise, Found!
Alex Markoff | January 17, 2014

Subtle Islands, Canada
$27.4 MILLION

THE RUNDOWN Think private islands, and you’re not likely to ponder the Great White North, but this British Columbia retreat defies convention....

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