Seabrook couple enjoys panoramic waterfront views in Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home
After Ike destroyed beloved bay house, couple finds perfect place on Tiki Island
‘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…]