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Becca Hensley | October 10, 2014

There are hotels, and then there are Design Hotels. Thanks to the ingenuity of founder and CEO Claus Sendlinger, guests of the distinctive properties have come to expect...

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Modern Man
Jessica Elliott | October 10, 2014

When he was 12, Michael Wilkov invested in a multicolored suit—“a Versace outfit 25 years ahead of Versace,” he says, and laughs. “My friends thought I was crazy. I wore it two times, then had to retire it.”...

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Daring Design
By Modern Luxury Texas Interiors Staff and Contributors | October 10, 2014

When Laura and Patrick Schneidau broke ground on their dream home in Houston’s Braes Heights neighborhood, they enlisted the help of ...

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Point of View
Helen Thompson | October 9, 2014

“I have always been an admirer of Paul Lamb’s work,” says the homeowner of a recently completed glass, metal and native stone residence by the Austin architect. It’s a straightforward endorsement, except for the...

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Elemental Appeal
Ayesha Khan | October 9, 2014

Given that charming Portuguese couple Antonio and Susana de Pinho have geology as a common interest (he’s a geological engineer; she’s a trained geologist), it is only fitting that their 5,000-square-foot Houston home...

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Home Again
Maile Pingel | October 9, 2014

“It feels great to be back in Dallas,” says Tyson Chandler of his return to the Mavericks. The center, who first played for the team during the 2010-11 NBA season, happily explains that he always looks forward to the city’s...

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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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