Balancing historical architecture with modern convenience is a labor of love and this month’s issue of Houston House & Home looks at Preservation Houston’s fifth annual Good Brick Tour, with an emphasis on restored properties from the 1890s through the 1950s. Dig deeper with our handy guide to this year’s tour and read about a past Good Brick winner that preserved the mid-century design by MacKie and Kamrath.
Also open for tours this month are seven properties selected by AIA Houston to demonstrate excellence in architectural design. We showcased a light-filled contemporary home that utilizes easy to clean and almost indestructible materials; its tree house inspired office offers panoramic views as far as the eye can see.
Another jewel box nestled among the trees is the new construction in Garden Oaks that was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with perfect symmetry, pine details and even a hidden entrance.
Want more inspiration? Be sure to check out our calendar for information about the Weird Homes Tour, the Bellaire Fall New Home Showcase, the Eastwood Civic Association’s Historic Home Tour and this month’s Texas Home & Garden Show.
For our Project section we look at how to build a home theater space and, for those who find that open concept floor plans come with their own challenges, our Product section offers creative solutions.
The Heights is hot right now, and our Recipe section shines a light on the trendiest restaurants in the area.
For gardeners hoping to see blooms next spring, October kicks off planting season for naturalized bulbs. Our Gardening section shows what to plant and how to get the best results.
October also ushers in the season of holidays and entertaining, so we’ve rounded up some of the spookiest accessories for Halloween decorating; read more in Editor’s Picks.
Our pet of the month is actually a bonded pair of seniors who would love to find a home together. We fell in love with Maxxx and Tyca and one look at their photo and you will too.
From our home to yours,