When weighing the decision about whether to build new or rehabilitate an older property, there are legitimate arguments for both. In this month’s issue of Houston House & Home Magazine we’ll get a look at stunning homes, the architects who made those designs happen, and much more.
This month’s special section is devoted to Preservation Houston’s 2019 Good Brick Tour, showcasing properties from the late 19th and early 20th centuries in five distinctive neighborhoods, while also taking a closer look at how kinneymorrow architecture peeled back a century of change to reveal the beauty in the 1876 Coulter-Sweeney house. Congratulations are extended to the 2019 Good Brick Award winners: Nancy and Jim Butler, Congregation Beth Israel, Jon Deal and Todd Johnson, Harris County, Harriett and Truett Latimer, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Use this entire magazine as your guide for the November 2-3 tour.
If you’re in the “all shiny and new” camp, then check out our preview for the AIA Houston 2019 Home Tour that shines a spotlight on eight designs that empower today’s lifestyles. From empty nesters to a multigenerational family, and from aging in place to a deep connection with the outdoors, you’ll want to chart your course for this October 19-20 self-guided tour. Then read our Industry Report and see which architects won the AIA Houston Design Awards for urban design, architecture, restoration and even unbuilt projects.
Local architects Joe and Gail Adams have discovered the secret to living in Houston: with home and office next door to each other, and a multi-purpose bridge to connect, they’ve got the best commute in the Bayou City. Learn their origins story, as well as their secret plan for ensuring that adult children will always want to visit.
If you’ve caught a sense of that slightly cooler weather, you’ll enjoy our Recipe section with valuable information about hayrides and pumpkin patches, as well as pickling, canning and preserving.
We’ve also taken a look at respites both large and small. For a look at designer doghouses for our four-legged friends — or how to get your own she shed, man cave or the creative space we need to feed our soul and nurture our passions — turn to our Project and Product sections.
You’ll want to check out Calendar with fall gardening classes, more than a few art fairs, and a wellspring of holiday markets. And when it comes to landscaping, don’t miss Gail Hartz + Associates’ tips for camouflaging those unsightly areas of the yard.
From our home to yours,