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Blueprint for Living
Melissa Jacobs | July 14, 2014

For University of Houston architecture graduates Russell and Rame Hruska, it all began at the Blueprint Ball. He was dateless. She was a volunteer. Now, 14 years later, the husband-and-wife duo is turning urban luxury green by...

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A Natural
Steve Carter | July 14, 2014

Architect Gary Cunningham of Cunningham Architects is a renowned modernist with a wide range, a sustainable orientation and a keen sense of design appropriateness. A great example is a residence in Wimberley, a veritable Case Study House set in the...

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Masters of the House
Maile Pingel | July 14, 2014

Lurin, St. Barts, French West Indies
Price Upon Request
THE LOWDOWN With a prime location atop Lurin’s Lotissement Andres neighborhood, this singular residence has no...

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Over the Top
Beth Weitzman | July 14, 2014

Having traveled the world—staying at many a luxury villa along the way—my “wow” standards are, needless to say, quite high. But, sauntering into Villa Manzu, nesting...

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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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