‘Warmth, love and family’ define Humble Camp ranchette
A stone and stucco ranch house at the end of a ¾-mile driveway, where a tall, life-size rearing horse statue appears upon arrival, might have you thinking you’re in West Texas and not on the coastal prairie of Galveston County. [Read more…]
Balinese-inspired weekend home is a peaceful retreat for Houston attorney
Scott Arnold’s love of Balinese furniture and artifacts is evident upon entering his weekend home in the San Jacinto Neighborhood Conservation District of Galveston. Although Arnold has traveled to the Indonesian island of Bali several times, it was his fascination with Galveston’s storied Balinese Room that piqued his initial interest. [Read more…]
What began as a floor project blossomed into a major home makeover
It all started with the floors.
“The travertine tiles downstairs in half of the house had some cosmetic issues, so we got busy trying to find a match for the rest of the flooring,” Mary Ellen Arledge said.
It proved to be a daunting task because the tile used when the League City home was built in 2007 had been discontinued. So, Arledge launched a search for something comparable. [Read more…]
Friendswood home manages to be warm and cozy despite its vast size
The Tuscan-style villa sits at the end of a winding lane bordered by 30-foot Cypress trees and young oaks. [Read more…]
Glittery starfish and ocean hues set the holiday theme at this waterfront home
This time of year, Julie Masters is busy decorating two houses for Christmas — one in Dickinson and the other in San Leon.
But Masters will have to forego the Dickinson decorations as she works to repair that home flooded by Hurricane Harvey in late August. [Read more…]
Traditional and whimsical décor blend together in Friendswood holiday home
This year, Sandy Carney has cut back on the number of Christmas trees she plans to decorate. She’s down to three. But her Friendswood home is still aglow with festive lights and decorations — many that dazzle and some that are reminders of Christmases past. [Read more…]
Architect and interior designer bring a little New England to their Kemah home
Whether choosing a spouse or building a house, Kemah Mayor Carl Joiner and his wife, Colene, seem to specialize in making visionary decisions that yield long-term benefits. [Read more…]
Tiki Island house by the bay is a dream come true
The house has a name, El Sueño, which means the dream. And that’s just what it is: the dream home of Charlie and Shari Daughtry. [Read more…]
Island beach house serves as elegant retreat for Houston businesswoman
Beginning with her early childhood in Cuba, Mercedes Perez has always loved the sea. Today, her ocean view is southward from the Texas coast as she looks out from an upper balcony of her elegant beachfront home — past the colorful, well-manicured flower beds, past the Greek-style statuary and beyond the stately black iron fencing that separates her carefully tended back lawn from the sandy dunes of Galveston Island. [Read more…]