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Airy Tale
Helen Thompson | July 9, 2012

It all started with a modest request: “I wanted some new windows in the front of the house,” recalls Patricia Dziuk of the Tuscan-style house she and her husband, Tim, bought in 1999 outside Austin, nestled hillside. The husband and wife—...

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Light Magic
Rebecca Sherman | July 9, 2012

Neighbors in this far east Dallas neighborhood referred to it as the “Frank Lloyd Wrong” house. A little too horizontal, a little too low and clad in a dirty white cinderblock façade, the 1959 modern house was anything but sleek. “It...

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The Barden Path
Helen Thompson | July 9, 2012

In the decades before 9/11, Houston writer Carol Isaak Barden (carolisaakbarden.com) wrote about luxury hotels and restaurants for Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure...

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Turkish Delight
Rima Suqi | July 9, 2012

From the still waters of Mandalay Bay, a secluded spot off the storied Aegean Sea—stomping grounds for the ancient Greeks, Romans and their notoriously unpredictable gods—Amanruya resembles a small village. Nestled hillside amid olive and...

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Renaissance, Reborn!
Rima Suqi | April 13, 2012

Even today you’d be hard-pressed to find a starchitect-branded glass structure in Florence, one of the few cities in the world with a skyline still relatively untouched by modernization (although rumor has it that Sir Norman Foster...

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British Intelligence
Rebecca Sherman | April 12, 2012

In the buttoned up, tastefully decorated neighborhood of West University in Houston, Sally and Mark Wheat’s house is a free-spirited wild child. Rooms run loose with python skin tables, hot pink cowhide, oversized paisley...

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Renaissance, Reborn!
Rima Suqi | April 12, 2012

Even today you’d be hard-pressed to find a starchitect-branded glass structure in Florence, one of the few cities in the world with a skyline still relatively untouched by modernization (although rumor has it that Norman Foster has been...

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Nature, She Wrote
Rebecca Sherman | Photos by Dan Piassick | April 12, 2012

In early evenings when the temperature allows and there’s still enough sunlight filtering through the leafy canopy overhead, novelist Sandra Brown wanders into her garden with legal tablet and pen. “In...

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Arts & Crafted
Rebecca Sherman | Photos by Stephen Karlisch | April 12, 2012

For Tom Fagadau, an independent oil and gas producer in Dallas, buying and renovating his Greenway Parks house was never about how big, how much or even how the changes he made would affect its resale. At 3,400...

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Big Reveal
Alexandria Abramian-Mott | April 12, 2012

A cross between Dr. Phil and Jonathan Adler? Not exactly. Former Flipping Out-er Jeff Lewis is toning down his own tantrums and tending to other people’s inner design demons for his latest home makeover show, Interior Therapy. And we...

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