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8 14 18 on the cover Dave and Cher yl Bowman’s 1954 home in Glenbrook Valley is among several historic restoration projects that garnered a 2013 Good Brick Award from Preser vation Houston. Photo by Ben Hill.

Editor’s Note Calendar Before & After:

Ranch Dressing A 50-year-old kitchen

48 Project: Space Exploration Discover fresh looks for your closet

62 Pet of the Month:

features

24 Old is Gold

Preservation Houston's David Bush speaks candidly about saving historic structures

30 Holding on to Historic Homes

With each Good Brick all of Houston wins

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elcome to the Preservation Issue! The staff at Houston House & Home is always awed and inspired the homeowners and projects we get to highlight for this special issue. We suspect that many of you are moved as well and hope that residents across our great city consider preservation of old buildings in their New Year’s resolutions. We’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Preservation Houston to showcase their annual Good Brick Awards, which spotlight local efforts in the preservation, restoration, and improvement of Houston's architectural and cultural heritage. The organization presents several awards each year and we’ve featured six award-winning projects that saved historic homes from demise. It’s an honor to salute these Houstonians, who were driven to rehabilitate aging homes, in spite of the costs, logistical challenges and dedication required by these fascinating projects. See this year’s full list of award winners on the groups site at www.preservationhouston.org. And Houston has some big news to celebrate when it comes to preserving pieces of our architectural heritage. The National Trust for Historic Preservation will station one of its senior field officers in Houston beginning in midJanuary 2013 according to Preservation Houston, the National Trust’s designated Local Partner in Houston. Beth Wiedower comes to Texas from Arkansas, where she served as director of the Rural Heritage Development Initiative in the Arkansas Delta.

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In 2011, the National Trust closed its Southwest Field Office in Fort Worth amid organization-wide budget cuts. The Fort Worth office had served Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. The Trust has not announced what areas the Houston-based field officer will serve. The U.S. Congress chartered the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1949. The privately funded not-for-profit organization works to preserve America’s historic places. The National Trust is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and operates full-service regional field offices in Charleston, S.C. and Denver. For information on the National Trust, visit www.preservationnation.org. Houston House & Home has more exciting news to share for gardeners. Next month, we launch a new monthly garden column, which will feature the delightful musings and expert advice of Darrin Duling, Director of Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens. Whether you are a novice gardener or an accomplished green thumb, we know you are in for a treat. Here’s to making your house & home a better place in 2013! Sandra Cook Editor scook@houseandhomeonline.com Like us on Facebook Twitter: @househomemag

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South Main Baptist Church, part of Preservation Houston’s Sacred Spaces of Houston tour. Photo by Jim Parsons.

The Menil Collection is one of the stops of the Architecture Center Houston Montrose Walking Tour. Photo courtesy of the GHCVB.

WALKING TOURS The Architecture Center Houston leads monthly walking tours spotlighting notable architecture in Houston. The Montrose Walking Tour on Jan. 5 highlights the significant structures and social history of the area and includes a look inside of the Fondren Mansion (now Le Colombe d’Or), Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Chapel of St. Basil, Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, and the Menil Collection. The tour runs approximately 2 hours. Information: 713.520.0155 or www.aiahouston.org.

HOME SHOWS The Sugar Land Home & Garden Show takes place Jan 26-27 at Stafford Centre. The event boasts many area home improvement experts showcasing the latest in home products and services. Speakers include organization expert Lisa Giesler, green architect LaVerne Williams, and garden gurus Randy Lemmon and Brenda Beust Smith. Information: www.sugarlandhomeand garden.com The Katy Home & Garden Show happens Jan. 26-27 at the Merrell Center and Robinson Pavilion in Katy. This year’s show features John DeSilva of DIY Network’s Run My Renovation and 10 Grand in Your Hand. The show offers two buildings of outstanding home improvement and garden ideas. Meet and consult with experts on decorating, gardening, remodeling, window treatments, home theater, landscaping, kitchens and baths, do-it-yourself, flooring, windows & doors, siding, heating/cooling and many other products and services. Information: www.katyhomeandgardenshow.com Build Expo is scheduled for Jan. 30-31 at Reliant Center. This event offers homeowners and construction professionals great opportunities to connect with buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers face to face. Attendees can network, learn about new techniques, and gain valuable knowledge for current and future projects through seminars and workshops presented by industry experts. Information: www.buildexpousa.com or 877.219.3976.

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Preservation Houston leads an all-new Sacred Spaces of Houston tour on Jan. 13, in conjunction with Architecture Center Houston’s exhibit Sacred Spaces of Texas. The tour explores three of Houston’s architecturally significant houses of worship: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1930, Alfred C. Finn), Christ Church Cathedral (1893, Silas McBee with J. Arthur Tempest) and South Main Baptist Church (1930, Hedrick & Gottlieb). Tourgoers will be responsible for transportation between the churches and may tour each property at their own pace, guided by a handout. Docents will be available at each church to answer questions and discuss specific points about architecture and history. Information: 713.510.3990 or www.preservationhouston.org.

GARDEN CLASSES Urban Harvest features a class on Planning the Spring & Summer Vegetable Garden, Jan. 22. Instructors include Texas A&M Horticulture graduate Diana Liga and Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market grower Ray Sher. Learn from these experienced gardeners know how a great spring and summer garden begins in the winter. Learn what varieties to plant and when, soil prep, seed germination and transplanting. Also, learn how and what to plant for the hottest months of summer. The class takes place 6:30-9 p.m. at University of Houston Central Campus. Information: www.urbanharvest.org or 713.880.5540. Local gardeners know to expect a broad selection of classes and the Arbor Gate in Tomball, including classes that qualify as Master Gardener CEUs. This month’s line up includes High Density Home Orchard Management with Angela Chandler on Jan. 26, followed by the Fruit Tree Sale and Seminar on Jan 27, with special guest Heidi Sheesley of Treesearch Farms. Rose enthusiasts can learn about Rose Pruning from Gaye Hammond, past president Houston Rose Society, on Feb. 2 . Information: www.arborgate.com.

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This custom residence was designed around a central courtyard and pool, viewed through the curved glass wall on the first and second floor. Along the curved wall, a stepped overhang shades overhead sun and blocks intense western sun. An outdoor living area with a gas fireplace looks out onto the courtyard. The house was also designed to accommodate three mature existing live oak trees that provide ample shading. 2429 BLUE BONNET BOULEVARD Architecture: Janusz Design Built 1955 Renovated 2009, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, 4370 sq. ft. The Thompson Residence is an original 1955 ranch house in the Old Braeswood neighborhood. With only one previous owner, the house was largely intact and in original condition. The homeowners asked for the house to be updated and renovated with careful attention to the original Modern spirit of the home. Joe Meppelink and Marisa Janusz of Janusz Design responded by carefully replacing all flooring with new dark stained wood and large scale terrazzo tiles, new sliding glass window walls, new insulated aluminum windows to replace the originals, and a completely new kitchen and master bath within the original floorplan. 4617 PARK COURT Architecture: Hollenbeck Architects Built 2011, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4600 sq. ft.

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Kay and Bob contacted me about their dated kitchen makeover because Kay knew I would work within her budget. “We have been in the same ladies’ exercise class for years, have become friends and I knew I’d choose you when we were ready to makeover our house,” she said. The couple’s ranch house is 50 years old and they have lived in it 35 of those years. 18

They are now retired and intend to stay in their home. It is close to a hospital, fire station, shopping centers, restaurants, health clubs, schools, theaters and a short drive to their church. “Our kitchen definitely needed a facelift but not necessarily a complete renovation. I have followed your Before/After column for years and knew you were the only person I wanted for the job,” Kay explained.

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BEFORE AFTER: Simple, modern artwork by friend Kay St. Germain Green and accessories, white dishwasher, new surfaces, hardware and hidden hinges saved this tired room.

BEFORE: Dated wallpaper, artwork, pictures on fridge, dated hardware, hinges, slab doors and surfaces and a mismatched black dishwasher and black oven were ruining this kitchen.

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AFTER: Removing the gingerbread, adding three recessed can lights to the ceiling, decluttering, adding modern artwork and resurfacing counters, backsplash and hardware made this kitchen young again.

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TIP: Even if you only need cosmetic resurfacing—wallpaper removal, new countertop and backsplash, updated cabinet doors, new hardware and lighting and building in the countertop microwave oven—these are things that can sell your kitchen later and deserve a professional’s input to keep you from making expensive mistakes. After our meeting, Kay realized she could have a fresh face for her kitchen without gutting it and still stay within her budget. It could be done before the holiday rush and the couple would be armed with lots of 20

BEFORE: Scalloped gingerbread trim around the window, a dated fluorescent light fixture, cluttered counters and windowsill and Formica counters added years to this kitchen.

information from me on what to buy, where to buy it and recommendations for professionals that could do the work. Since I suggested ideas they had not even considered, the meeting exceeded their expectations about what could be accomplished. TIP: Because of the law of supply and demand, Silestone (manmade quartz) is more expensive than granite (a natural stone) for countertops. “I felt like we had a plan that would require some work on our part but that would make us more aware of the options. After looking at both granite and Silestone and comparing not only their beauty and durability, we chose Silestone because it is easier to maintain and does not need to be sealed like granite does,” Kay said.

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The most difficult task was choosing the color for the countertops and backsplash. “We went to Venetian Blind Carpet One Floor & Home at your suggestion and came home with several samples. We found a stone subway tile at Lowe’s. You helped me with the color selection and even the grout color choice, which I had never considered. We also struggled with the idea of giving up pantry space to BEFORE make room for the microwave, but then I realBEFORE: The microwave was awkwardly ized that we did not need placed and took up valuable counter space. that much pantry space now Dated slab doors, Formica countertops and that our boys are grown with matching backsplash and old hardware spoiled this kitchen’s potential. families and homes of their own!” Kay was in a quandary about what color to paint the now wallpaper-less kitchen walls. “I wanted something neutral but not blah, Kay explained. “You selected Sherwin Williams flat “Softer Tan”, which is perfect with the existing medium brown Pergo flooring and “Decorator White” enamel on the cabinets. The cabinet doors were removed, sanded and fitted with picture frame trim. It is also perfect with the subway stone tile backsplash, olive Silestone countertops and the colorful art. New brushed nickel pulls and hinges from Lowe’s were added,” Kay said.

AFTER: The microwave was moved to its own eye-level cubby next to the oven. New, olive Silestone countertops, stone subway tile backsplash and new picture molding and pulls updated this once-dated room.

TRADE SECRETS • HIRE A DECORATOR to look objectively at your spaces and make suggestions that will help you redecorate on your budget. Consider transforming part of a pantry with an electrical outlet for a microwave. • SELECT COUNTERTOPS FIRST, then backsplash tile and paint colors. • SOMETIMES THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGY is to first rethink what’s already paid for.

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TIP: Think of new kitchen hardware as the “jewelry” for your cabinets. (Builders often leave the doors and drawers “bare” to save money). What Kay likes most about her refreshed kitchen is having the microwave oven installed in its own little custom space exactly at her eye level. “I use the microwave oven a lot and always had to bend over and lean on the counter to use it when it was on the countertop, wedged into the corner under a cabinet,” she explained. The couple was able to reuse their new sink and faucet, their Pergo flooring, new Sears GE microwave (located to the right of wall ovens) and Kenmore dishwasher. Three new recessed can lights replaced the large fluorescent light, which dramatically improved her lighting in the room. What have friends and family said about the updates? “They love the fresh, modern look—the lightness and brightness the kitchen now exudes,” Kay said. “I knew you would guide me in my selections. You are very direct but tactful in expressing your opinions and made our job of choosing from many products and workmen much easier,” Kay concludes. Joetta Moulden offers home makeovers using your own home furnishings to create the home you’ve always dreamed of. Joetta believes your pieces collected through the years reflect your personality and can be artfully arranged. Her ability to focus on your personal style and not let her own preferences influence the design of your home makes her unique. See more makeovers on her web site at www.shelterstyle.com, e-mail her at joetta@shelterstyle.com or call 713.461.2063. If an initial appointment or referral is booked by January 31, a 10 percent first meeting discount will be given. Shelterstyle.com holds a "Pages of Happiness" rating and, for the sixth consecutive year, a “Super Service Award” presented to 5 percent of companies that achieve and maintain a superior rating on www.angieslist.com.

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JIM PARSONS

Newsflash Houston:

Our city’s most-quoted preservationist speaks candidly about saving historic homes | BY DAVID BUSH

Houston House & Home’s editor asked me to write an article about what historic preservation has to offer Houston. This probably isn’t the article she had in mind, but it’s one I have wanted to write for a long time.

Houston Public Library, Heights Branch. Built 1926. Photo: Ed Uthman

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It seems as though every few weeks a reporter winds up asking me why Houstonians should care about some preservation issue. Why should Houstonians care about the Alabama Theater? Why should Houstonians care about the Astrodome? Why should Houstonians care about any number of historic buildings being demolished in the city at any given time? Just once, I would like to answer, “I don’t know. Why do you care?” I can’t tell people what should be important in their lives. I know why I care about preservation, but it’s for very personal reasons. I grew up in New Orleans and my family appreciated the city’s history and architecture. They didn’t drill it into my head; the city’s heritage always played a significant role in my life even though I grew up in the vintage 1960s Airline Park subdivision in a house that was brand new when we moved in. My family wasn’t unique. It’s a common belief among New Orleanians that their city is special because of its history and architecture. My parents grew up working class, while my brothers and I were raised middle class. One of my grandfathers was a bus driver and the other worked for the can company for 45 years without losing any fingers (a surprising source of pride when he retired); you probably ate pork and beans out of a can my Grandpa Bush made. My grandparents couldn’t afford vacations, but they could take their families to the French Quarter to look in the shops and have coffee and doughnuts (only tourists called them beignets) or ride the streetcar downtown to the movie palaces and flagship department stores. Those were special occasions for my par-


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A 1956 home in newly designated Glenbrook Valley historic district. Photo: Raymond Alderete

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ents and, later, they instilled in me the sense that something special happens in traditional cities. For some reason, that feeling was lost for a long time in Houston. It may be simply that the city grew so fast that people who had those kinds of experiences here, who had a fondness for Houston’s history and architecture, were so outnumbered by new arrivals that their sense of the city was lost in the crowd. Fortunately, we seem to have reached a turning point. In December, homeowners northwest of downtown Houston succeeded in having their neighborhood designated as the Germantown Historic District. It’s a community of small Victorian houses and Craftsman cottages. There aren’t any ornate mansions or fabulous estates, but the neighborhood is important to the people who live there, and it’s important to Houston. Historic preservation is about freedom of choice. For some people (one of my brothers included), nothing but brand new will do, while others prefer the patina of traditional neighborhoods. You can always build new, but you can’t build old. The only way to ensure Houston has the broadest possible selection of housing styles and housing stock is to protect the historic structures in designated districts. The City of Houston does not impose historic district designation. Under the historic preservation ordinance, a supermajority of property owners in a proposed district must petition the city for designation. The application then goes to the Houston Archaeological & Historical Commission, Houston Planning Commission and, finally, City Council. It’s an arduous process. Property owners really have to want designation. It should come as no surprise that a 2010 study by the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy found that property values in designated City of Houston historic districts were higher and that properties in historic districts held their value better than comparable properties in adjacent undesignated neighborhoods. Those findings are really only common sense: If residents are concerned enough about their neighborhood’s character to go through the designation process, they are probably going to maintain their properties to higher standards, bringing up the value of surrounding properties and the neighborhood as a whole. It’s also the Catch 22 of historic districts: developers want to build in historic districts because of the districts’ distinctive character, but new construction


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compromises the special character that attracts people to the historic districts in the first place. Houston has a unique opportunity. Historic preservation has usually focused on pre-World War II cities that grew more or less organically. Today, we can help set the standard for preserving a late 20th-century city that experienced explosive suburban growth. The city took a step in that direction in 2011, when homeowners in southeast Houston’s Glenbrook Valley successfully petitioned to have their neighborhood designated as Texas’ first post-World War II historic district. In 1929, Hare & Hare, well-respected Kansas City planning consultants, noted in their report to the Houston Planning Commission, “Houston's growth has been rapid and promises to increase . . . the people of Houston and their officials will have to decide whether they are building a great city or merely a great population.” Houston has succeeded in attracting a great population, but has often fallen short in protecting great places, even by the standards of sprawling Sunbelt The 1861 Kennedy Bakery, known to many as La Carafe. metropolises. Houston had no city preservation ordinance and no locally designated historic districts until 1995. In contrast, Los Angeles enacted its Cultural Heritage Ordinance in 1962, when the city began designating local landmarks. Preservation-averse Phoenix established its Historic Preservation Commission in 1986. —Hare & Hare, 1929 report to Houston Planning Commission As our economy evolves, it is becoming even more closely linked to cultural interests. Entrepreneurs, in particular, can choose where Left: The 1965 they live; their jobs are not tied to locations. They freHouston quently make their decisions based on lifestyle and Astrodome favor distinctive cities with unique character and excepinterior as seen in 2004. tional quality of life. Photo courHouston’s challenge is to help turn great ideas into tesy of U.S. great places — places that are whole and authentic, full Library of Congress. of life and distinctive in character. We will continue to encourage development to enhance existing neighborhoods rather than replace them. Great history makes great places. Great places attract great people. Great people create great cities.

“...the people of Houston and their officials will have to decide whether they are building a great city or merely a great population.”

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ust as the architects, builders and developers of our time are newsmakers, the architects, builders and workmen of the past 150 years deserve credit for shaping the Houston we know today. Retaining that history and soul takes deliberate effort and consideration. Groups such as the Heritage society, founded in 1954, Preservation Houston, founded in 1978, and Houston Mod, founded in 2002, have urged and empowered individuals across the city to build up, rather than tear down, historic structures. From tiny 1800s cottages to multistory commercial buildings, from churches to libraries and school buildings, historic preservation has literally been gaining ground for more than 50 years. Preservation Houston (formerly Houston Preservation Alliance) has named Good Brick Award winners since 1979 to recognize local contributions to the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of Houston's architectural and cultural heritage. Our Good Brick spotlight this year spans six 2013 Good Brick-winning projects involving homes. To read about the nine additional award winners, see www.preservationhouston.org.

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nterior designer Laura Michaelides, owner of Four Square Design Studio, says one of the reasons she chose to revive a humble circa 1900 First Ward home was her “longtime abiding love of old houses.” She says she has been enamored with old houses since her college days when she studied art and architectural history. Michaelides lived in the Woodland Heights for years and has admired nearby historic neighborhoods such as the Old Sixth Ward since becoming a Houstonian in 1999. When Michaelides was looking for a larger studio space she started her search in Houston’s First Ward, located between the Woodland Heights and the Old Sixth Ward. “I love this Texas house type consisting of a single gable with the porch across the front,” says Michaelides. “I love the idea of saving this type of house from being torn down.” “People in Houston have always looked to the future and rarely look back,” says Michaelides. “These houses are a diminishing, finite resource that is disappearing quickly. And once they’re gone, they’re gone.” The small house Michaelides restored is a charming style. The house is typical of First Ward architecture, and in fact the most dominant style in the neighborhood, which was established in 1840. Michaelides sought a Landmark designation for her design studio from the Houston Archaeological & Historical Commission and recently received word of the committee’s approval. She hopes this will help solidify the historic preservation efforts of the neighborhood.

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“It’s important to realize that landmark designations aren’t only for monuments and mansions,” says Michaelides. She stresses that modest homes and buildings represent a common history of much of our country’s population. Michaelides and her staff are quite pleased with the location, which she emphasizes is “near many highways and a stones throw from downtown.” “Even though we are in this sort of transitional neighborhood, once our clients come to the studio, they love being in this neighborhood,” says Michaelides. “When you see that crumbling house on the street you start to think ‘what’s that possibility?’” Michaelides spent several months restoring and gently modernizing the small house, which required very simple materials. The existing filthy carpeting turned out to be a blessing of sorts, as it had protected the original pine floors, which consist of boards that are 5 1/8 wide and some as long as 24 feet. Some materials had been acquired from the former Historic Houston Warehouse and stockpiled for some time, while other materials were milled to match by local contractors. Michaleides says it was wonderful to be her own client and make all the decisions for the project. “It was very easy and straightforward,” she says. She adds that she greatly enjoys working in her current studio compared to the garage apartment studio she maintained behind her home. The space functions well for her three-person firm, with its central hallway that works like a lobby, and multiple offices and rooms for Michaelides

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1810 Summer / Historic First Ward Resources OWNER: Laura Michaelides, Four Square Design Studio, 713.802.1699 BUILDER/CONTRACTOR: Don Bowman, 713.539.3702 CABINETRY: Giles Construction, Hockley, TX 77447, 713.806.8437 WINDOWS: Jeld-Wen from Grogan Building Supply, 713.862.6623 ROLL DOWN FABRIC WINDOW SHADES: The Shade Shop, 713.388.6955

and her two employees. There’s also room for Michaliedes’ husband, Evan, to maintain an office for his marine software business. Multiple rooms feature shelving and other built-in storage for design books and magazines as well as a spectrum of samples, which serve as an idea library for Four Square Design’s projects. Michealides feels her studio represents a gentle adaptive reuse of a historic residential space. “You could easily foresee it going back to being a house,” she says. Does she see herself as a preservationist? “Yes, but I am not interested in purely recreating the past, I’m interested preserving for the present—so it’s a part of a living history. My longtime passion is to preserve the past, but through a modern lens; to be true to the spirit of the original house, but give it currency as part of contemporary life. So yes, I am a preservationist. It’s one of the many things I do.” 34

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ave and Cheryl Bowman zeroed in on Glenbrook Valley after moving into the city from The Woodlands to minimize work commutes. “We wanted to be within a 10-15 minute commute, so we started the search for a home close to Houston,” says Cheryl Bowman. “Glenbrook Valley was interesting to us initially because of how close it is to drive into Houston for work.” With the help of Realtor Robert Searcy, whose enthusiasm for Glenbrook has converted many a casual home shopper into a jubilant Glenbrooker, Dave and Cheryl quickly became drawn to the mystique of this Mid Century wonderland. The neighborhood of more than 1,200 homes was named Texas’ first post-World War II historic district in June 2011. “Robert Searcy showed us many homes in this area,” says Cheryl. “We loved the feel of the neighborhood, the large lots, the great old classic homes, the history of the neighborhood over the years, and the eclectic diversity found here. With all of that, it became a no-brainer, given the quality of these great old homes and a price range that fit our budget.” Searcy showed the Bowmans a boomerang-shaped home that had the distinction of having been on Glenbrook’s famed 1954 Parade of Homes. Unfortunately, by the time the Bowmans viewed the home in early 2011, the house was in pitiful condition, but the architecture and the way that the mostly glass rear of the house embraced the gently sloping back yard won them over. “The minute we walked around it and saw the back, we were both sold,” says Cheryl. “We had looked and even made some offers on other homes in the neighborhood, but when we saw this one, nothing else would do.” After they purchased the crumbling home, the Bowmans set about turning the wreck into a livable, lovable, stylish home. “We began peeling

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back the layers of fake paneling and then paint, and then wallpaper layered over wallpaper,” says Cheryl. “We finally came to a cool wallpaper mural which we believe to be the original from 1954 on the main living room wall. We felt like archeologists!” The Bowmans were able to salvage most of the mural image cut out the sheetrock it was on so they could mount it and have it framed. The mural section now hangs in their bedroom as relic from the home’s history. Cheryl says Dave was thrilled to discover the low-voltage lighting system and the control panel in the master bedroom, which controls all lighting in the entire home. “It was amazing that it was so state of the art back in 1954,” says Cheryl. After completing the extensive restoration, The Bowmans gained an appreciation for how well things were built back in the 1950s. “I learned that new isn't always the way to go,” says Cheryl. “Initially I wanted to gut the whole kitchen and put in newer cabinets, etc. I am so glad that my husband had the vision to want to keep the gorgeous old walnut cabinets. I love my kitchen and working in it. Even though the drawers don't glide when they roll out—it doesn't matter to me. It is fun to work in and the lower sliding cabinets and large double door pantry are amazingly efficient and have so much capacity. The cabinets were custom built and I've never seen or used sliding doors on lower cabinets that span the distance these do. “We also learned from this experience what a great group of neighbors we have in Glenbrook Valley,” says Cheryl. “This neighborhood likes to socialize and has monthly cocktail gatherings and each person in the neighborhood has a holiday party they like to host. We've never been in a more social, and fun neighborhood. It is a great group to live in community with!” 38

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project closets and makes people feel better.” Don Yokovich, owner of Closet Factory, chimes in, “If we walk into a closet and see wall or floor space, we know we have an opportunity to organize. If stuff is piled top to bottom, we start with clearing out.” THE PLAN

David Linda, president of SpaceMan, takes a hard look at the shape of a closet. “A standard walk-in is five feet wide and with clothes on either side that stick out two feet, it only leaves about a foot to walk in. We like to put the clothes rack down one side and across the end. The space really opens up then.” DOORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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• “De-clutter,” says Yokovich at Closet Factory. “Decide what you want to keep and what you want to give away.” • Be realistic. Costin with California Closets says that you don’t necessarily want to change your lifestyle with a closet makeover—“It must fit you and the way you live.” • From Jacobs at The Sliding Door— “Think in terms of need and space solutions. Also about beautifying.” • Cabinets & Designs’ Scherch encourages her clients to consider that the closet is its own separate room rather than a mere extension of the bedroom. • For couples needing motivation, think about this benefit suggested by Strong at Hide-A-Door: it can solve the issue of who gets what real estate within a shared closet.

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TEXAS SHUTTERS CORPORATION McRory Construction, Inc.

Hand Scraped 20 Year Laminate $ 99

• Kitchen & Bath Remodeling • Interior & Exterior Painting • Hardi-Plank Siding Replacement sq. ft. • Roofing Services • Rental Property Repairs & Make-Ready Installed • Replacement Windows & Doors 8-colors Established in 1983 • Licensed & Insured 713-539-1907 • www.remodelingservicehouston.org

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specializes in CUSTOM PLANTATION SHUTTERS made from solid basswood. Right now, take advantage of HUGE SAVINGS available by purchasing your custom shutters directly from the factory. We CUSTOM PAINT your shutters and MATCH YOUR STAIN SAMPLES. Ready to install in approximately 4 TO 6 WEEKS.

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CALL TO SCHEDULE A FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE. Other window coverings are also available. Visit our website @ www.beautifulshutters.com


Peggy Herrick, Owner/Designer 281.778.3115 / 281.678.4959

interiors@herrickhome.com www.decdens.com/mherrick

WE RESTORE BRICK TO ITS ORIGINAL BEAUTY! Combining old world craftsmanship and modern technology to restore the beauty of masonry structures.

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Visit www.aprettydoor.com for more details and services!

A.G.WELDING

8125 McGee Ln • Houston, TX 77071 713-988-4200 • www.agwelding.com

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Personalized Service at Affordable Prices Call Nelson Fisher for estimates, brochures or more details. Prices gladly quoted by phone.

Replacement Window Specialist • Since 1985

Texas Windows & Doors Inc. 908 Town & Country Blvd. #120

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Zapotec Art Quality Southwestern Jewelry Serving Houstonians for 36 years. Pottery • Pillows • Rugs • Sculpture • Lamps Appraisals • Jewelry Repair • Furniture

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Located at Memorial & Kirkwood

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City Blind Repair 713.664.0444 60

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In the Heights since 1977

226 West 18th St. Houston, Texas 77008 Ph. 713.868.5219 713.862.8112

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change your life and change your luck! A little about me: I’m a three-year old, spayed female Brown Tabby Cat. I don’t make a lot of racket and I’m and ideal roommate. Some people say Tabby Cats tend to be upbeat and happy, but some are calm and loving. I’ve also heard people say Tabby Cats sometimes have dog-like personalities. Hmpf… I say I have a ladylike personality. You’ll see when you come down to the Houston SPCA to meet me – they are open seven days a week. ID# 207033 HOUSTON SPCA 900 Portway Drive, Houston 77024, 713.869.SPCA (7722) Open daily, www.houstonspca.org

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40 T H A N N I V E R S A RY ! CAN YOUR ROOF HANDLE THE NEXT BIG STORM?

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SINCE 1971

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ECO CONSTRUCTION PATIO COVERS ROOM ADDITIONS OUTDOOR KITCHENS MUCH MORE FINANCING AVAILABLE FREE ESTIMATES Hablamos Español

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Put your business to this simple test. FIRST: Do a search by your product or service category. How far down the list are you? SECOND: Do a serch for your company by name. Where are you on the list now? THIRD: Think about it. When people find you on line, it’s because they saw your name in PRINT. Call 713.523.6523 to learn how print advertising boosts your online presence.

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Edward Manriquez, Owner

• Pressure Washing • Tape/Float • Texture • Sheetrock • Varnish • Carpentry • Stain • Refinish Front Doors 30 Yrs. Experience

• Granite-Marble • Carpets • Cleaning • Restretch

281-821-2900

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Porcelain Repair By George Szontagh TREC License #2212 Prepurchase/Slab/Pier & Beam Since 1990

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Houston

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713-498-8532 OWNER CRAFTSMAN-WESLEY MCDOUGLE

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BROTHERS UPHOLSTERY & DRAPERY Residential • Commercial Antique - Refinish & Restoration Custom Made Furniture Window Coverings • Shutters

I-10 - Memorial Area

713-461-2196

• Kitchen Remodeling • Bathroom Remodeling • Cabinets–Granite Countertops • Cultured Marble Vanities • Tile–Ceramic–Stone–Slate • Carpets–Hardwood–Laminates Water Damage • Painting–Sheetrock–Texturing Extraction & Restoration • Hardie Siding–Custom Carpentry • Windows–Doors–Crown Molding • Roofing–Gutters–Pressure Washing • Brick–Patio Rooms–Deckings • Insured • • House Leveling - Fences

AZTEC HOME REMODELING

281.821.0809

SPECIALTY METAL FINISHING, INC. 1915 West Dallas St. Houston, Texas 77019

BRIGHT METALS HEIGHTS

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11925 Southwest Fwy. #2 • 281.879.6300

Bob’s Renovations “Quality You Can Trust - One Call Does It All” I I I I

Family Owned & Operated 22 Years Exp. Complete Home Repairs I Sheetrock Repairs Painting Interior & Exterior Kitchen & Bath Remodeling I Carpentry Repairs I Siding Cultured Marble Tops & I Rental Property Kitchen Countertops Make Readys Whirlpool Tub Repair

713-557-3310

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www.brightmetals-oftheheights.com brightmetals626@yahoo.com 626 E. 11th St. • Houston, TX 77008

CREATIVE CONTOURS L . ANDSCAPE CO

• Underground Drainage Systems • Brick, Brick Paver, & Stone Patios • Landscape

• Landscape Lighting • Sprinkler Systems • Soil pH Testing • Design • Installation

713-723-9318

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281-596-8187

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Refinishing Porcelain I Acrylics I Simulated Marble I Fiberglass I Tub Chips I Antique Clawfoot Tubs Refinisher for the Emporium

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DEMOLITION We Demolish All Things Concrete • Swimming Pools • House Slabs •Parking Lots • Tennis Courts • Sheds and Storage Buildings • Debris Removal Services We build crushed concrete driveways.

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281.748.5959

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Authorized Dealer of Central Security Group

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1560 Eldridge Pkwy Suite 148, Houston TX 77077 (Inside Rouge)

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Bright Landscape Designs Inc. Bright Ideas for Landscaping 281.496.3576 www.brightlandscapedesigns.com Custom Landscaping • Stonework Lighting • Maintenance Water Features • Irrigation Design & Installation • Consultation Serving greater Houston and surrounding areas since 1982!

Reflection Pools & Spas

713-559-1100

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www.reflection poolsandspas.com


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