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Dramatic Entrance
By Bonnie Davidson | October 19, 2016

Fifty-two panes of thick, triple-laminated glass and 16 fin-shape beams made of carbon fiber—a superlightweight, superstrong material most often used in the aerospace industry and the construction of Formula One race cars—now...

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Hit Refresh
By Holly Crawford | October 17, 2016

When it came time to reinvent their former rental property as a second home, newly retired Mike and Julie Dawson wanted to transform the traditional 1970s patio home into a contemporary space with a generous helping of comfort for family gatherings...

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Opposites Attract
By Helen Thompson | October 17, 2016

Austin architect James LaRue refers to the glass, rock and metal house that stretches along the rim of a hill just west of Austin as “the upside-down house.” Its composed mien belies the suggestion that there is anything out of...

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Building Character
By Jessica Otte | October 17, 2016

When Amy Bloom and her family moved from Miami to Dallas, there wasn’t much familiar about their new surroundings. So rather than move into a similarly unfamiliar home, Bloom, an experienced house flipper, wanted to create a home...

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Astounding Abodes
By Bonnie Davidson | July 19, 2016

215 Chrystie
New York City, N.Y.
THE BUZZ Rising 340 feet above the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 215 Chrystie is...

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Welcome Home
By Becca Hensley, Steven Lindsey and Rhonda Reinhart | July 18, 2016

For more than 15 years, the Houston-based architecture and design-build firm Intexure, led by principals Russell...

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Round Top Roundup
By Holly Crawford | July 18, 2016

It may say population 90 on the Round Top city limit sign, but the defiant 1 square mile is growing steadily. Best known for its twice-a-year Antiques Week, the bucolic Fayette County town has seen an influx of development. Houston native...

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Taking Flight
By Helen Thompson | July 18, 2016

“There is nothing more important than how the house sits on its site,” says Tobin Smith. But when the San Antonio-based architect visited a client’s recently purchased...

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Natural Habitats
By Ayesha Khan | July 18, 2016

When Barry Sternlicht, the chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, formed 1 Hotels, a new brand of SH Group, he knew exactly what was missing from the market: luxury hotels that are also...

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Southwest Passage
By Connie Dufner | July 18, 2016

The house was old and needed work. Yet it had great bones on nearly an acre of land in a historic Santa Fe, N.M., neighborhood. The year was 2008, and the descendants of the deceased owner were eager to sell.

Enter Brant McFarlain...

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Worth the Wait
By Helen Thompson | July 18, 2016

Happy memories of their years as students at the University of Texas at Austin lingered with Randy and Kathy Taylor all the way through his energy services career in Houston and later when they resettled in their East Texas hometown of Carthage....

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Practical Magic
By Rhonda Reinhart | July 18, 2016

Yvette Aquino’s house wasn’t on the market. In fact, she and her cardiologist husband, Vince, hadn’t even thought about selling. Still, an offer came in. A friend of a friend had seen the house and wanted to buy it. But the...

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