SPECIAL SECTION: Houston House & Home’s 25th Anniversary Issue
On the Section Cover:
Houston’s first LEED Platinum residence was designed by Joseph Houston Adams, A.I.A., and Gail Hood Adams of Adams Architects, Inc.
Thanks for the Memories
Projects So Memorable They Deserve a Second Look
By Natalie de la Garza
Please click on the mini-Special Section Cover icon above to view our editorial selections for Houston House & Home’s 25th Anniversary Showstopper Homes, highlighting some of our favorite architects, builders and designers.
Brickmoon Design modeled the exterior of this Garden Oaks manor after the 19th-century homes found in New Orleans’ historic Garden District. Though brought to life by David Gordon and Whitestone Builders, the clean lines, double island, and 48-inch stainless steel range from Bertazzoni in the kitchen — featured in our June 2017 issue — were nothing but modern.
Photo by Benjamin Hill Photography
Aspire Fine Homes (formerly Whitestone Builders)
Brickmoon Design (architect)
Bertazzoni (48-inch kitchen range)
Grogan Building Supply Company (Jeld-Wen Windows)
CAPE CODE-INSPIRED LAKE HOUSE
Outside, this Cape Cod-style custom contemporary lake house from Showcase Builders boasted a two-story boat dock, pavilion, and outdoor shower. But inside was the 2014 winner of Hill Country Parade Home Tour's Best Kitchen, with its farmhouse sink, granite countertops, and beautiful backsplash tile from Pratt and Larson Ceramics gracing our June 2016 cover.
Photo courtesy of Showcase Builders, LLC
Showcase Builders, LLC
Hill Country Builders Association Parade of Homes
Pratt & Larson
Three hanging shade light fixtures illuminated the transitional, open-concept kitchen in this Coldspring lake house by Poteet Homes, with designer Laurie Pearson’s eye-catching waterfall counters and teal industrial barstools proving cover-worthy in July 2016.
Photo by Sarah Jane Photography
Poteet Construction Services, LLC (builder)
11,101 FM 1960 East, Huffman
L. Pearson Design (interior design)
Fox Family Pools
1420 FM 1960 East, Humble
REFRESHING A CLASSIC
Our July 2017 issue highlighted the formal dining room of a Southern Colonial in River Oaks, where designer Marie Flanigan enlisted Gracie Studios to hand-paint the wallpaper to match the Chinese-influenced pattern found in the homeowners’ Herend “Queen Victoria” wedding china.
Photo by Julie Soefer
Marie Flanigan Interiors (interior design)
Bernhardt Furniture Co. (table and chairs)
Circa Lighting (chandelier)
Ken Kehoe & Company (Gracie wallpaper)
5120 Woodway, Suite 2016
A MOVEABLE FEAST
Built around the pool court and deck, with thick, tempered glass walls and retractable screens, the line between indoor and outdoor blurred in this Bellaire home by architect Natalye Appel of Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, featured in the September 2015 issue.
Photo by Claudia Casbarian
Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, LLC (architect)
2523 Bartlett, www.appelarchitects.com
RH Factor (landscaping)
P.O. Box 765, Manvel
2408 Timberloch Place,
The Woodlands, www.texaspools.com
TRASH TO TREASURE IN GLENBROOK
Restored with the help of Sanchez Construction & Tile, the past can still be seen in the sunken living room, walnut kitchen cabinets, and intercoms of this Glenbrook Valley home, a cover story in our January 2013 issue. The boomerang-shaped house, with floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the entire rear face, was one of six original model homes built in 1954.
Photo by Benjamin Hill Photography
Sanchez Construction & Tile
(primary general contractor)
Dawson’s Supply, Inc. (windows and sliding glass door refurbishing)
5807 Star Lane
Javier Flores (cabinet refurbishing)
Swale Interiors & Exterior Painting
15106 Camino Del Sol
Vogler Sheet Metal Co., Inc. (custom square gutters)
PRESERVE & PROTECT
After converting the National Cash Register Building into a dual-purpose office/home space, the owners worked with designer Andra White to incorporate the unique design details found in our January 2011 issue, including a cage elevator, copper trough sink, and the repurposed windmill on a wall in the master bedroom.
Photo by Melanie Millar
Andra White Designs (interiors)
Benjamin Moore (paint)
Bowman Welding (elevator cabinet)
2219 West 34th
Byrlan Cass-Shively Architects
4 Town Oaks Place, Bellaire
Lone Star Elevator
Marburger Farm Antique Show
(French bistro table/not shown)
2248 S.H. 237, Round Top
Metal Railing of America, Inc.
Architect Reagan Miller, AIA, who died in a tragic plane crash earlier this year, used European styling, French influences, and a focus on the Bretagne region for this project featured in our September 2010 issue. For the interiors, Linda Eyles blended the homeowner’s antique Oriental rugs with casual, yet complementary, pieces. The seats of two scroll-back chairs were recovered in antique blue velvet in the family room of this Tanglewood home. Photo by Kennon Evett
Miller Dahlstrand Architects (then)
Reagan | André Architecture (now)
Reagan Miller, AIA (1964-2019)
611 West 22nd, Suite 208
Linda Eyles Design, ASID
Grand Openings, Inc.
(Kolbe wood windows)
Metal Railing of America, Inc.
(steel windows and doors, metal accents)
Natalye Appel + Associates Architects took home the 2012 AIA Design Award for “Fish Camp” — a fisherman’s hangout, nature observatory and picnic spot at the wellspring of a lake — featured in our August 2012 issue. The detached pavilion, located on 140 acres in Colorado County, is adorned with a 23-foot hand-glazed ceramic tile mural created by local Houston artist Dixie Friend Gay and Montreal-based mosaic company Mosaika. Photo by Paul Hester
Natalye Appel + Associates Architects, LLC
Bos Lighting Design
1245 West 18th
Dixie Friend Gay
(public and custom art)
Matrix Structural Engineers
5177 Richmond Avenue
(art mosaic fabricator)
Thomsen Company (builder)
2370 Rice Boulevard
Trina Jones Stanfield
THE LAP OF LUXURY
Our March 2014 issue dove into the results of a recent Master Pools Guild Builder Survey, with the revelation that fire features — ranging from traditional grills and brick ovens to fire tables and fire pits — were a top trend in pool and spa design. The team of Jason Camenzuli and Peter Collings of CLP Architecture wanted to design a modern floating pavilion for the Portsea Private Pool Pavilion project. They selected the EcoSmart XL900 ethanol burner for the fire feature, running the same length of the pool; a dramatic solution that was reflected in the water. Based in Australia, the project was built by KLE Building, with joinery by Krueger Shopfitters. Photo by Architect Jason Camenzuli, CLP Architecture
St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Harsey & Harsey
(North American dealer)
4800 Alpha, Dallas
Master Pools Guild
In our June 2019 issue, we took a look at going green when it comes to sustainable architecture, rainwater harvesting and solar energy, with a spotlight on Houston’s first LEED Platinum House. Designed by Adams Architects — Joseph Houston Adams, A.I.A. and Gail Hood Adams — the residence has become a net exporter of electricity with 140 panels of photovoltaic solar arrays. The kitchen features bamboo cabinetry and floors, low voltage lighting, and paper composite counters. Photo by Gary Zvonkovic
Gail Hood Adams
Joseph Houston Adams, A.I.A.
Dovetail Builders, Inc.
Geothermal Advantage, Inc. (HVAC)
Gessner Engineering (structural engineer)
Harvest Solar Energy LLC
SparkleTap Water Company