This month we’re shining our spotlight on Galveston with a closer look at the 1887 Conrad and Henrike Lenz property as well as other architecturally significant homes on the island. The Galveston Historic Homes Tour also includes a few programming extras: a lecture on Post-Modernist architecture, History on Tap dinners, and the return of Galveston Historical Foundation’s administrative offices to the 1858-59 Hendley Building.
But have you ever wondered what it takes to restore one of those turn-of-the-century dwellings? Meet Michael and Ashley Cordray, the owners of Save 1900. The couple turned the famous Kettle House into their own personal beach house and also are starring in a new DIY Network television show, Big Texas Fix. If you’re ambitious about embarking on your own restoration project, don’t miss our Product story where we went treasure hunting through Galveston’s most interesting salvage yards.
Hurricane season starts in June, but we’ve got some suggestions for how to best prepare house and home. In Project, we’ve researched how to shore up windows, doors and roofs; then make plans to attend the 2019 Houston/Galveston Extreme Weather Ready Expo in June.
In Calendar, read about the panel discussion at M. Naeve (with interior designer Patrick Sutton and award-winning residential architect Jeffrey Dungan), the popular Empty Bowls Houston event that benefits the Houston Food Bank, and classes that cover everything from yard art to terrarium building. Then jump over to our curated calendar of Memorial Day events for later this month.
While Houston still mourns the loss of interior designer David Stone, who passed away in November, we’ve got one more chance to celebrate his impeccable eye for design. It was a love for art that cemented the designer’s friendship with David Taylor, a client who later called on Stone to transform his new house into a beautiful home — a project that we’re featuring in this issue.
May’s copy of Houston House & Home magazine also includes a look at how works of art can be enhanced with just the right frame, how to select hardy plants that can survive both winter freezes and drought-filled summers, and the secret to how Slow Dough Bread Co. rose to success with high-end restaurateurs.
Last but never least our pet of the month, Rocco, is a big boy in search of a forever home where he can play and be the center of attention.
From our home to yours,