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Editor’s Note Calendar Project: Spruce Up Product: Antiquing Locally Recipe: Entertaining Editor’s Picks: Spring Inspirations Gardening: Azaleas and Beyond Pet of the Month: Jordan




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FEATURES 36 Texas Antiquing Destinations 50 Architectural Adventure in Sugar Land 60 Rice Design Alliance Home Tour 64 Woodland Heights & More 6

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op on the bandwagon for Texas’ biggest antiques extravaganza using our “Antiquing Guide” special section that includes the Original Round Top Antiques Fair and surrounding participating cities to fill your car with finds beyond your wildest dreams. Where to eat and where to find accommodations are included, too. Note: Make Marburger Antique Show a must-stop on your adventure. We also map out “Antiquing Across Texas” with a roundup of BSF-approved (Best Shopping Friend) stores about the state. If you’re looking for antiques in the Houston area, check out “Antiquing Locally,” which notes knowledgeable dealers here to help you welcome vintage into your home. House tours are springing up, well, like beautiful wildflowers we all enjoy this time of year. Woodland Heights begins the season’s promenade, followed by the Houston Heights Association’s Spring Home & Garden Tour in April, as well as the Garden Oaks Home and Garden Tour that same month. The Rice Design Alliance celebrates its 43rd year by celebrating the works of six projects and

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seven local female architects and designers in “Designing Women.” Another amazing house: “Architectural Adventure” takes you on a tour of a Sugar Land home with multiple eye-catching details, such as a floating staircase, floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto a pool and two courtyards…and even an artist’s kiln masked by a wooden balcony on the second floor. It’s a masterpiece! It’s time to “Spruce Up” as detailed in our article for major systems to check now. “Entertaining” offers numerous ideas to inspire chic home gettogethers, as well as an excellent recipe for grilled lamb chops with Bordelaise sauce. “Editor’s Picks” helps you cope with an hour’s loss of sleep (daylight saving time March 11) with refreshing ways to feel invigorated again. “Gardening” takes you from azaleas and beyond for beautiful blooms year-round. And last, but never least, take home our “Pet of the Month,” Jordan, a Hurricane Harvey victim with the bravest of hearts. Cheers, Barbara


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The 47th Annual Bayou City Art Festival highlights works by more than 300 artists from around the country in the setting of Memorial Park. Photo by Katya Horner

DESIGN/INTERIORS DESIGN/INTERIORS MARCH 24-25: WOODLAND HEIGHTS HOME TOUR, noon-6 p.m. both days “Fresh Traditions” showcases six original homes ranging in size and style, while three “Teardown Turnarounds” are also on the tour.

EVENTS MARCH 2-4: 83RD ANNUAL RIVER OAKS GARDEN CLUB AZALEA TRAIL A ticket to the trail gives admission to six locations within the River Oaks neighborhood, including four private homes and gardens, Bayou Bend and Rienzi. This year’s tickets also provide access to the prestigious annual Texas State Floral Association Designer of the Year Competition 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. River Oaks Garden Club,

MARCH 3: SPRING VEGETABLE GARDENING, 10 a.m. Tom LeRoy and Bill Adams, with 30-plus years of experience as TAMU extension horticulture agents in South Central Texas, help you with what to grow, when to grow it and the best varieties to plant. The Arbor Gate, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, 281-351-8851, MARCH 4: 41ST INTERNATIONAL WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION, awards presentation 3:30 p.m., reception 5:30 p.m. The Watercolor Art SocietyHouston brings watercolorists from across the globe to this highly anticipated show, which attracts art collectors and enthusiasts. The exhibit is on view through April 5. Watercolor Art SocietyHouston, 1601 W. Alabama St., 713-942-9966,

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MARCH 10-11: 16TH ANNUAL SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW IN THE WOODLANDS, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday Make a fresh start this year with innovative products for your home. Learn how to update the outside and renovate the inside. And don’t miss the beautiful glass designs by one of Texas’ premier handblown glass lighting and art glass studio, Wimberly Glass from the Hill Country. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, MARCH 10-APRIL 22: FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL “India — Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art” is the theme of this year’s extravaganza, an exhibition featuring works by 48 contemporary artists from India. Participating galleries and other spaces span the Houston area.

MARCH 17-18: REPTICON REPTILE SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Repticon Houston features a great selection of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, furry critters and many other exotic animals for lovers of all things that wiggle, slither and crawl. Visitors shop from a wide variety of pets and pet products from vendors from across the South and participate in the seminars and other educational opportunities. Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, 863-268-4273,

THROUGH MARCH 18: HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO You already know it’s packed with talented cowboys and cowgirls showing their incredible skills, agricultural displays and livestock and horse shows awarding millions of dollars in scholarships to young participants, as well as carnival, midway and more food than you

can imagine. Of course, phenomenal musical performances are scheduled throughout the 20-day event. NRG Park, MARCH 23-25: 47TH ANNUAL BAYOU CITY ART FESTIVAL The three-day festival highlights works by more than 300 artists from around the country. Also enjoy food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and much more. Produced by the Art Colony Association Inc. Memorial Park, MARCH 24: FRIENDS OF DOWN SYNDROME’S CINDERELLA BALL Handsome Prince Charming candidates and several beautiful Cinderella hopefuls join for this fourth gala presented by the nonprofit Friends of Down Syndrome. The fundraising ball is held annually in March to commemorate World Down Syndrome Day and to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. Red Oak Ballroom, CityCentre, MARCH 25: HERMANN PARK CONSERVANCY’S 5TH ANNUAL KITE FESTIVAL, beginning at 10 a.m. Colorful kites fill the skies, while on the ground the festival offers entertainment and interactive activities for kids, including kite making, face painting, food trucks and more. 6100 Fannin St., MARCH 29: MCLAREN’S ANTIQUES & INTERIORS POP-UP DINNERS, 5:30 p.m., also 5:30 p.m. April 6 McLaren’s in Round Top invites you to shop late and eat great at these three-

course dinners presented by A La Carte Events & Catering. The evenings include local wine pairings and live entertainment. Book now for either — or both — dates! 1745 Highway 237 North, 917741-7041,

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE OPENING MARCH 4: “PEACOCK IN THE DESERT: THE ROYAL ARTS OF JUDHPUR, INDIA” Through some 250 objects from Indian courtly life, including lavish ceremonial objects, finely crafted arms and armor, jewels, intricately carved furnishings and more, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hosts this exhibition through Aug. 19. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet St., MARCH 16-18: HOUSTON ANTIQUES + ART + DESIGN SHOW, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday The Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show returns to Silver Street with 100 premier exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada and Europe offering fine antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries and introducing vintage 20th-century modern. Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards St.,

OUT OF TOWN MARCH 3-4: TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days This two-day celebration commemorates history when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. The free event fea-



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tures live music, food, traditional crafts, musket and cannon firings, Texas A&M University Singing Cadets, the Kids History Zone, “The Birth of a Republic” play about the signers of the declaration, Brenham Children’s Chorus and other programs. Washington on the Brazos Historic Site, Washington, MARCH 10: GALVESTON TRAIN DAY, 9:30 a.m. boarding All aboard for this annual special excursion on the Texas Chief. This year the train travels from the Galveston Railroad Museum to the BNSF Pearland South Yard and back. Tickets are $150 per seat and include lunch boxes served in the diner. Galveston Railroad Museum, 409765-5700, MARCH 10-11: RUSTY CHIPPY VINTAGE HIPPY & GARDEN SHOW, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Put on your most comfortable shoes to browse all the deals at this popular annual show. You’ll walk away with a carload of goodies. A $5 entry fee per person is good for both days.

Huntsville, Walker County Fairgrounds, 936-581-1131, MARCH 17-18: ANGLETON MARKET DAYS, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday Market Days, held two times each year, is full-up this spring with 200 diverse venders from across the state. Plentiful parking, as well as indoor and outdoor vendor spaces, makes it a perfect location for ease and accessibility. Brazoria County Fairgrounds, MARCH 23-24: Alvin Music Festival and Cook-Off This annual event draws thousands of people for two days of great music, an IBCA-sanctioned cook-off, kids’ activities and plenty of food and beer. The festival promises a line-up with music for everyone. Brisco Park, 3201 S. Highway 35, Alvin, 281-331-3172, MARCH 24-25: HISTORIC TYLER ON TOUR Visit some of Tyler’s most impressive homes showcasing a variety of architecture, from mid-century to ranch style to Colonial Revival. The event

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is presented by Historic Tyler Inc. following its mission “to promote the preservation and protection of historic structures and sites through education, involvement and public and private investment.”

MARCH 27-31: MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW More than 350 dealers are ready again at this show, known to cater to interior designers, collectors, treasure hunters and shoppers alike.

UPCOMING APRIL 2-7: 50TH ANNUAL SPRING ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR Get ready to shop until you drop from vendors across the nation offering everything imaginable under the sun. Make it your shopping spree for that perfect find. Round Top and surrounding cities, APRIL 6-8: HOUSTON HEIGHTS ASSOCIATION’S SPRING HOME & GARDEN TOUR, noon-6 p.m. both days A candlelight dinner April 6 kicks off the event following a theme of “Boots, Bling & Bingo,” with reserved tickets

offering a silent auction and sneak preview of the homes. The public tour, noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, includes houses displaying a diverse mix of architectural styles and inviting gardens. APRIL 7-8: 37TH ANNUAL HOUSTON HOME SHOW You’ll find inspiration from hundreds of vendors ready to demonstrate and share their home improvement ideas. Check the website for more information coming soon about this extravaganza at the George R. Brown Convention Center. APRIL 7-8: RICE DESIGN ALLIANCE ARCHITECTURE TOUR, 1-6 p.m. both days “Balance: Celebrating Women in Design” is the theme of this 43rd annual event. Six projects located citywide demonstrate the architects’ leadership to build a better Houston. Tickets for this self-driven tour offers access to all locations, as well as to the RDA tour app that provides audio curation at each location. Rice Design Alliance,

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A debris-clogged gutter can cause damage to the inside or outside of your home. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

SPRUCE UP A Spring Checkup is a Smart Start for Homeowners By Marsha Canright


pring is here and it's time to kick dust mites to the curb and put sparkle and shine to your home sweet home.

“Your house is a major investment and it makes good sense to take care of it,” says Howard Knighton, owner of Burden’s Vacuum Cleaner, a Houston company that offers a range of cleaning products and quality vacuums. “We’ve all been inside because of the rain and cold weather and now it’s time to make everything fresh again, inside and out.” For savvy homeowners, spring cleaning is more than a deep scrub and a quick culling of possessions. It’s the ideal time to check household systems and schedule home repairs that are important, but also out of sight and out of mind.

MAJOR SYSTEMS Here are 16 household tasks that need your attention at least once a year. If you take action now, you'll make your house more efficient and comfortable and you'll have less chance of a system meltdown. 1. AIR CONDITIONING. Schedule a tune-up for your air-conditioning

unit before the peak season begins. You’ll be at the front of the line and it won’t take as long for a scheduled visit. Routine service is the best way to keep your air conditioner in good operating condition. 20 house& home | March 2018 |

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A technician will check refrigerant levels, clean the evaporator and condenser, check the components and controls and recalibrate the thermostat. If you’ve got a problem, you’ll be able to resolve it before the summer heat sets in. Something to remember all year long: Clean or replace your AC filters every month. 2. BACKFLOW PREVENTION. If you have a sprinkler system, you’ll

need to have a plumber or a licensed backflow specialist check its proper operation at least once a year. Backflow is the reverse flow of nonpotable water into the public water system or the customer's water system. You don’t want to have a mix-up mishap. 3. BLINDS. Cleaning blinds and window coverings is a slow-going

project that takes patience, but the results are eye-catching. Larry Thomas of City Blind Repair says the best way to clean your blinds is the old-fashioned way. “If you have a soft bristle attachment on your vacuum cleaner, that will work, or you can take a Swiffer on the top and bottom of each blade,” he says. Yes, it is time-consuming, but with Houston’s dust and humidity, a film forms quickly on blinds and can be stubborn to remove, Thomas adds. If there are any broken parts or faulty mechanisms, don’t toss them out. In your home or from his shop, Thomas is able to repair, restring and gets blinds working again, even the motorized ones. 4. BRICK REPAIR, REPOINTING AND REPLACEMENT. It’s important to

keep tabs on the brick in your house. Damaged, cracked or crumbling bricks should be replaced as soon as possible, says Roberto Zumeta of Houston’s Brick Restoration Inc. If the masonry between the bricks is starting to erode from time or weather, the bricks may need to be repointed. This is important because if there

is space between bricks, water can soak in and can cause significant problems. 5. CAULKING AND PAINTING EXTERIOR/INTERIOR. There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to give new life to your house, inside and out. Filling cracks and holes with caulk in your home's trim and siding before painting not only makes the final result look better, but it makes the paint last longer. The caulk is a substance designed to seal a joint between two surfaces and to fill small holes which, if untreated, can collect water and cause paint to peel. 6. CEILING FANS. Properly cleaning your ceiling fans will help keep the rest of the house dust-free. You can use an extendable duster or, if you’re climbing a ladder, you can use a pillowcase to catch the dust on the sides, top and bottom. To keep dust at bay, use a repellant spray like Endust on both sides of the blades. You should also wipe the pull chain and the motor housing with a clean cloth. Be sure to note which way your ceiling fan is moving. If it’s counter-clockwise, it helps to cool the room; clockwise will keep the warm air down. 7. CHIMNEY CLEANING & REPAIR. Despite our relative lack of freez-

ing weather, many Houston homes are equipped with wood-burning fireplaces. An annual chimney inspection is recommended and can alert you to the need to remove a soot buildup or blockages. 8. CONCRETE REPAIR, RESURFACING. Concrete is ubiquitous in

urban life, whether it’s a concrete driveway, garage floor, exterior walkway, steps, a pool deck or even an interior concrete floor. While it’s a sturdy long-lasting material, concrete should be examined for heaving or settling, stains, cracks, chips and flaking. You’ll want to have it repaired before the damage goes too far. 9. DECK INSPECTION/SEALING. Without a protective seal, the life of

wooden decks and exterior steps will be cut short. Lots of sunlight or rain on a horizontal surface will cause deterioration of stain or sealer. For that reason, most area professionals recommend you apply a new stain or sealer every two to three years after prepping, cleaning and drying the surface. 10. FENCING. A wood fence needs regular maintenance every three

years at minimum. Apply a mildew-removing product with a scrub brush. After the fence dries, look for problem areas that might need to be repaired. After necessary repairs are made, apply paint, stain or a clear sealant to keep the moisture out. 11. FLOORS. Clean hardwood floors are a thing of beauty. If you

want to perk up what’s underfoot, Kevin Kaley with Klein Hardwood Floors recommends cleaning the dirt and debris with a vacuum and following up with a towel on the end of a push broom. “But, you should never mop wood floors,” he says. 21

Cleaning blinds and window coverings is a slow-going project that takes patience, but the results are eye-catching. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Kaley suggests the Bona System if you want to do it yourself. However, if floors are dull or damaged, especially in high-traffic areas, it’s a good idea to have professionals clean and wax or rescreen and oil your floors. Except for certain prefinished flooring materials, there are three basic hardwood floor finishes: Polyurethane, wax and oil. 12. GARAGE DOORS. Every garage door has a few dings and bumps,

but even if there aren’t issues, they should be serviced at least once a year. Once panels start to crack and break, doors need to be replaced, but routine maintenance can extend the life of an older door, says Chad McCleary, a technician with A1 Garage Door Service. What goes wrong with garage doors and remotes? “Broken springs, cables or panels are obvious, but garage doors have numerous parts, such as bearings and rollers, that contribute to door issues that are not noticeable without a special inspection,” McCleary says. If you’re looking to sell your home or just to boost its curb appeal, new styles and designs for garage doors are something to consider. “We have so many new designs, such as glass doors, decorative metal overlays, a wood overlay and ultra-grain metal doors,” he says. As for those pesky remotes, McCleary says the usual problem is a low battery. Still, sometimes range deficiencies are caused by a problem with the actual opener. Either way, they can repair or replace. 13. GROUTING. This is an important one. If you don’t maintain grout-

ed services in your home, you may have leaks and water damage to the wall, all followed by mold. In the bathroom, take a close look at your shower and tub. Is the grout discolored or worn away? Is it cracked or covered with mildew? It may be time to re-grout.

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He recommends keeping a close eye on the grout. “People don’t always realize that the cleaning products they are using can degrade the sealers, and that sealers protect against leaks,” he says. “Tile and grout go hand-in-hand. You can do the scrubby-dubby yourself, but it is a lot of work. It’s like washing your car or getting it detailed. The wash lasts a few days, the other much longer.” 15. GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS. If your gutters

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look like waterfalls during a Klein Hardwood Floors rainstorm or if birds are 281-376-6262 starting to nest in them, it’s time to have your gutters Porcelain Polish & Repair cleaned or replaced. Gutters 713-498-8532 are a key system to protect your home’s well-being by draining water. A debris-clogged gutter can cause damage to the inside or outside of your home. When working properly, they control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape.


bathroom a fresh face like repairing and polishing its porcelain tiles and fixtures, including sinks, showers, tubs and toilets and tile. “Porcelain is durable, but it will stain, rust and become dull overtime,” says Wesley McDougle of Porcelain Polish and Repair.

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16. HOT WATER HEATER. Your water heater needs regular mainte-

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ANTIQUING LOCALLY Knowledgeable Dealers Here Help You Welcome Vintage into Your Home By shirley Barr

I A Persian rug serves as the base for this vignette at Antiques & Interiors at The Pavilion.

f you think antiques aren’t for you and your modern home, think again. A conversation with any of our area’s lively antique dealers will tell you that antiques don’t have to be stuffy or stand-alone objects. Cooky Mays, past chair of the annual Theta Antique Show that morphed into the Theta Design Weekend in 2017, has never met an antique dealer she didn’t like. “They are curious, energetic and hard-working and always looking for the perfect vintage find for their clients,” she says. Before you start antiquing, educate your eye by reading home decor books and magazines. Then you might be ready to hire a designer to utilize your existing furniture (but be sure you love it). Antiques provide a focal point for decorating and their history makes for great conversations. You can start small, perhaps by purchasing vintage barware, so let’s begin!

The Antique Gallery Houston This gallery located in Spring is perhaps the secondlargest antique mall in Texas and is open year-round.

Create your own attractive display atop this rustic painted rolling cart from The Antique Gallery Houston.

Long-time manager Susan Golden says it sprawls 85,000 square feet with an indoor cafe, a central checkout and loaders to help you with your finds. Highlights among treasures from about 225 dealers include antique to mid-century furniture from Europe, Asia, primitive, painted and leather. Six different lines of furniture paint are available and estate jewelry dealers will buy or repair yours, too. Watch Antique Gallery’s Facebook page for the Appraisal Fair dates in the spring and again in the fall. You may own a jewel just waiting for the right buyer.

Antiques & Interiors at The Pavilion Mona Dees has expanded her impressive gallery on the edge of River Oaks with 65 dealers and 57 showcases, including Bayou City Metals and silver restoration; look for This natural waxed coffee table with casters and two drawers is a find at The Antique Gallery Houston. 24 house& home | March 2018 |

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a crowd here getting silver polished before holidays. Among popular dealers is David Lackey Antiques & Art, well known for appraisals and fine art. Ever-changing room vignettes will inspire!

Burns Antik Haus At this antique emporium, Don Burns made a road trip to Beaumont a necessity for antique-lovers when he opened the Antik Haus about 14 years ago. Enthusiastic Julie Golias says it is a collection of boutiques, not booths, with local artists such as Rosie Burge showcasing New Orleans mixed-media artwork and Joey Blazek with oil paintings of birds, ships and even oil rigs. Find many stellar collectibles on Burns Antik Haus’ website and Facebook page, including Italian Majolica pottery and hand-carved Eastern European furniture.

Coles Antique Show

Painted antique furniture like this white server at The Antique Gallery Houston is all the rage for any room, any style home.

E.J. Cole built this 63,000-square-foot facility in Warrenton about four miles from Round Top about 18 years ago and according to wife Diane, it’s still like new. The Coles rent tables to about “250 high-end vendors from all over” and their next show is March 24-April 7. Diane was reluctant to say what antiques are currently the most popular, giving equal billing to American antiques vintage to 1960, jewelry and glassware.

Gallery Auctions Inc. A popular stop for antiques in the Greater Houston area is the venerable Gallery Auctions with public auctions held 9 a.m. every Monday and every four to six weeks on Sundays. Jon Vines entered the world of antiques through the front door (his mother Vikki Vines is the original owner). Gallery Auctions doesn’t have online bidding, competing with buyers worldwide, but buyers can stop by to bid absentee. The auction house imports four to five containers of antiques from France, India, South America, England and many other countries and “prices can be 30 to 40 percent off retail prices,” says Jon. He specializes in mid-century modern, which is very hot right now, with slim-line tables perfect for wide screen TVs, in contrast with the bulky armoires. Also expect a huge gallery of handmade Persian rugs. At Burns Antik Haus, we found this Dutch Gouda vase, copper-topped harvest table, painted armoire and French forged architectural salvage. Photo courtesy of Lauren Bebeau Photography 26 house& home | March 2018 |

ART MEETS FLORAL EVENT April 27-29, 2018 9:00-a.m. - 4:00 p.m $5.00 per person and 2 for 1 with the code “FLORENCE” HISTORIC MUSEUM * EVENTS 205 West Hunt St. McKinney, TX 75069 972-569-6909 •

Antiques, Collectibles & more: • Coins/Paper Currency • Furniture from Different Eras/Countries • Jewelry/Clocks • Artwork/Oriental Rugs • Vintage Clothing/Hats • Books/Toys • Dishware/China/Silver/Crystal • Fishing/Tackle • Lighting/Decorative Accessories • Military/Metal Signs

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Heights Station Antiques Owned by Sharon Hattenbach since 1978, Heights Station Antiques is housed in a green 1895 carriage barn in the historic Heights neighborhood. Hattenbach says hers was one of the first antique co-ops, where dealers take turns selling from different booths. Known for stained glass, sports and rock ’n roll memorabilia, the Carriage Barn caught the eye of writers for Martha Stewart Living who dubbed it “bursting with the contents of many attics” and of the Houston Press who named it the “Best Antique Store” in 2013 and 2016. With an assortment of English and American antiques and painted wood furniture in 5,000 square feet, you’ll surely find what your heart desires.

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Kelly Cook fashions stunning pillows with tapestry and vintage needlepoint at Liberty Bell Antiques.

RESOURCES The Antique Gallery Houston 21127 Spring Towne Drive 281-350-4557

Gallery Auctions Inc. 13310 Luthe Road 281-931-0100

Antiques & Interiors at The Pavilion 2311 Westheimer Road 713-520-9755

Heights Station Antiques 121 Heights Blvd. 713-868-3175

BJ Oldies Antique Shop 1726 Westheimer Road 832-651-8477

Liberty Bell Antiques 14363 Liberty St. Montgomery 936-597-4606

Burns Antik Haus 2195 Calder Ave. Beaumont 409-835-3080

Lovejoy’s Antiques & Collectibles 2100 Yale St. 713-802-1132

Cole’s Antique Show Texas Highway 237 and Willow Spring Road Warrenton 281-961-5092

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Kelly Cook is an overachiever. She opened her antique shop in historic Montgomery 27 years ago, and for three years she also owned a beauty salon in Houston (stuffed with antiques) and traveled back and forth. She grew up sewing and now fashions deluxe custom pillows using French tapestry and antique needlepoint. Room vignettes include a stunning carved table atop an imported rug and a pair of aqua wall sconces that sport fat white wax pillars. She named her shop Liberty Bell because it is on Liberty Street — not for the famous bell. P.S. If Kelly needs a millennial point of view, she calls on her interior designer grandson, Nathan Cook, to help her out. He grew up at Liberty Bell.

Lovejoy’s Antiques & Collectibles If you love Christmas like Linda Lovejoy does, you’ll be enthralled with the shop she owns with husband David in the Heights (think Yale Street Grill). She keeps Christmas up all year and often sells tree ornaments in the middle of July. After renting spaces for years in different antique malls, the Lovejoys took on 2,000 square feet that now sports about 100,000 pieces. “We even hang them from the ceiling,” admits the affable Linda, who adds, “We buy faster than our customers do.” Men’s accessories include 400 to 500 sets of cufflinks, whereas other stores may carry four or five sets. The Lovejoys rent one sliver of space to a former bridal seamstress who sells vintage fabrics and designer magazines that date to the 1930s.


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fter a long hard winter in Houston, the most beautiful season of the year has finally arrived. Celebrate spring’s favorite occasions by freshening up your table with breezy accessories and irresistible fare. BAR CART Welcome guests and encourage them to help themselves to a cool cocktail station. With a lightweight cart, you can move it with the party or park it and stock it with spirits, glasses and bar accessories. Buy it: west elm, 3910 Westheimer Road in Highland Village, 713-623-2422, and 12848 Queensbury Lane in City Centre, 713-973-2041,; Williams-Sonoma, several locations, CALLIE WINE COLLECTION Finding a collection of wine varietals to please a crowd at just the right price is a dream. Callie wines hit all the right notes with a bright pinot grigio, buttery chardonnay and a frisky red blend that seems to pair with everything. Buy it: Kroger, multiple locations,; Total Wine & More, several locations,; Spec’s, multiple locations,

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RIEDEL “HAPPY O” GLASSWARE These fun tumblers with colored bases add a touch of whimsy to any occasion. Use them for water, tea, cocktails or wine. Everyone can pick his or her own color so there’s no mix-up on whose is whose. Buy it: Bed Bath & Beyond, multiple locations,; Macy’s, several locations,; Spec’s, multiple locations, VINGLACÉ CHILLER Keep that special bottle of Champagne, vino or sparkling water at just right the temperature without trips to the refrigerator. The Vinglace insulator sleeve, created by Houstonians Alyson and Colton Hass, magically fits many bottle sizes and keeps beverages chilled for hours even on a warm patio! Buy it: Bering’s, 6102 Westheimer Road, 713-785-6400, and 3900 Bissonnet St., 713-665-0500,; Emerson Sloan, 2414 Rice Blvd., 713-497-5876,; and Vinglacé,


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SPRING BLOOMS Daffodils, hyacinths and tulips add a sunny pop to the table. Cluster different colors and styles together as a loose arrangement or cut stems short and arrange in tiny individual vases set in a row down the middle of the table. Buy it: Heights Floral Shop, 401 W. 20th St., 713-862-8811, www.heightsfloralshophouston; River Oaks Plant House, 6103 Kirby Drive, 713-622-5350, and 5930 Westheimer Road, 713-977-5350,; or your favorite nursery or florist ARTFUL SWEETS An impressive, no-fuss dessert is always welcome, but we can’t all make creations as beautiful as a pastry chef. Ooh La La Dessert Boutique has come to the rescue with adorable iced sugar cookies that even the staunchest dieter cannot resist. Buy it: Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, several locations,



Luscious lamb at Relish Restaurant & Bar in River Oaks. Photo by Julie Soefer

Grilled Lamb Chops with Bordelaise Sauce Easter is a traditional time of year for luscious lamb. Here’s a terrific recipe inspired by the delicious lamb chops draped in a wine-enriched sauce served at Relish Restaurant & Bar in River Oaks, 2810 Westheimer Road, 713-599-1960,


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cup dry red wine sprigs fresh thyme shallots, finely diced bay leaf tablespoons demi-glace, available at specialty stores and supermarkets 1 tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, diced 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, finely chopped 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 2 tablespoons canola oil 12 1-inch thick loin lamb chops, fat trimmed 32 house& home | March 2018 |

Method For the sauce: In a 2-quart saucepan, combine wine, thyme, shallots and bay leaf. Reduce over medium-high heat until almost completely evaporated and thickened. Discard the thyme and bay leaf; stir in demi-glace. Cover, remove from heat and set aside. Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium high. Lightly coat lamb chops with canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, until browned and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer the chops to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Return the saucepan to medium heat. Whisk in butter. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper. Spoon 2 tablespoons of Bordelaise sauce on each plate and top with lamb chops. Sprinkle with rosemary and thyme; drizzle each chop with additional sauce if desired. Yield: 6 servings 33

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Round Top-Bound Head to the State’s Biggest Antiques Extravaganza ast one to leave Houston for the annual Spring Antique Weeks, don’t forget to turn off the lights.


This famous statewide and nationwide shopping frenzy returns to Round Top from April 2-7 and to more than a halfdozen small rural towns between Houston and Austin. Some shows begin as soon as March 16, so check with the cities’ convention and visitors bureaus for the latest on dates. More than 2,000 independent dealers welcome shoppers searching for the perfect buy, perusing in stores, under tents, in dance halls, churches, grocery stores and barns. Bring your camera, too, as March and April in Texas mean bluebonnets and wildflowers in full bloom.


You’ve arrived at the antique mecca of Texas. Rows of big white tents and more venues filled to the brim are ready. For your convenience, we’ve researched and put in alphaorder some of the hot spots for antiquing, lodging and just having a great time. Shop on! ABBIELAND ANTIQUES SHOW 2336 Highway 237 South, located next to Marburger Farm 405-301-1874

BLUE HILLS AT ROUND TOP 1701 Highway 237 North 816-304-9593

ALOHA FARMHOUSE ROUND TOP 307 N. Live Oak St. 808-269-6243

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ARBOR INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUES & INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW American Legion Post No. 388 1503 Highway 237 North, one mile north of Round Top 888-233-5414 BIG RED BARN EVENT CENTER 475 Highway 237 South, between Round Top and Burton 512-237-4747

CHELSEA’S MEADOW ANTIQUE SHOW 1465 Highway 237 North 713-385-8778 THE COMPOUND 2550 Highway 237 South 979-551-5916 COWBOY CORNER 1925 Highway 237 North near Florida Chapel Cemetery Road 830-374-7474 DYD SQUARE FAIR 100 Main St. 979-249-3638

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GASOLINE HILL & ANTIQUES 1901 Highway 237 South 512-627-1657 GONE TO TEXAS Round Top RV Park 601 W. Washington St. 979-249-5673 HENKEL SQUARE MARKET 201 N. Live Oak 979-249-5840 MARBURGER FARM ANTIQUE SHOW 2248 Highway 237 South in Round Top 800-947-5799 MCLAREN’S ANTIQUES & INTERIORS 1745 Highway 237 North 917-741-7041 www.mclarensantiquesand

BILL MOORE ANTIQUES 1350 Highway 237 North 760-587-1300 OLD DEPOT ANTIQUES 550 N. Washington St. 979-249-4151 OLD GLORY ANTIQUES 206 S. Washington St. 720-435-1482 OLD HENRY FARM 2000 Highway 237 North 800-567-5963 ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR 475 Highway 237 South, between Burton and Round Top Includes The Big Red Barn & Tent, Continental Tent and Carmine Dance Hall 512-237-4747 www.roundtoptexas


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ROUND TOP HILL ANTIQUES 1500 Highway 237 North 979-966-7435 ROUND TOP VINTAGE MARKET 1235 Highway 237 North, located one mile north of Round Top across from Jaster Road and Festival Hill 281-731-5132 www.roundtopvintage

TEXAS ROSE ANTIQUE SHOW 2075 Highway 237 North, across from Marburger Farm 256-390-5337

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Santa Fe, N.M., may have its Canyon Road, but Carmine has some of its best antiquing along Thigpin and Sylvan streets, aka the east and westbound feeder roads of Highway 290. The majority of shops are open Thursday through Sunday, with some open daily. JW’s Steak House ( and The Pie Shack will dissolve your hunger pains and get you back on your way with a smile.

CARMINE DANCE HALL ANTIQUES SHOW 300 N. Hauptstrasse St. 713-553-4122

GRACE'S ANTIQUE TREASURE HUNT Highway 237 at Spur 458 713-557-5991

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BURTON You’ll travel the Texas Independence Trail along the historic La Bahia Road when you turn onto Highway 390 to go to Burton from Highway 290. Home of the celebrated Texas Cotton Gin Museum (www.cottongin, the sleepy little town offers a quaint antique/gift shop owned by three antique dealer couples. Ten cents for every dollar spent at their creation, Flown The Coop (, goes to support The Burton Bridge Ministry. Once you’re back on 290, don’t forget Bootleggers Antiques and Unique Decor. In additional to antiques, the roadside store now stocks live edge slabs and boards in a variety of woods, rustic weathered wood and reclaimed lumber, too.

LA BAHIA ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE Highway 237, just south of U.S. 290 West 979-289-2684 SHELBY TEXAS ANTIQUE SHOW Harmonie Hall 509 W. FM 389 678-640-2529 THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE HILL & THE BARN Rental properties 5025 Wickel Road 713-294-1199, 832-264-3992 www.thewhitehouseon

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LA GRANGE La Grange celebrates its 20th anniversary as a Main Street City this year. You’ll find the town rich in historic assets, Old World charm and lots of downtown shopping. Be sure to stop by Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe (979-968-4000, for all your cooking needs, from high-end gadgets and appliances to gourmet food selections. THE ANTIQUE MALL 561 E. Colorado St. 979-702-0407


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Warrenton is jam-packed with antiquing opportunities, including a handful of fields that open as soon as March 16. Early shopping dates run through March 28, with the regular antiques week set March 29 through the weekend of April 7-8.

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BAR W ANTIQUES & COLLECTORS 4001 Highway 237 South 979-278-3447 BLUE BONNET FIELD 979-249-3980 THE CAMPBELL BUILDING 4328 Highway 237 in central Warrenton 504-554-1102 THE CHICKEN RANCH 4150 Highway 237 South 225-936-9269

OLD FEED & GROCERY Highway 237 in Warrenton 979-249-3144 RENCK HALL & Field 4123 Highway 237 South 979-966-7083 TREE PARK FIELD 4635 Highway 237 South 979-249-5588

COLE’S ANTIQUE SHOW Corner of Highway 237 and Willow Spring Road 281-961-5092

WARRENTON GROCERY & SHOW 4309 Highway 237 South 979-249-3144

DAS BLAUE HAUS 4337 Highway 237 979-249-3131

WARRENTON-ROUND TOP SHOW GROUNDS North end of Warrenton across from the World’s Smallest Catholic Church

DILLIARD’S FIELD 4407 Highway 237 979-966-9370 GRANNY MCCORMICK’S YARD 4246 Highway 237 South 979-249-3818 LITTLE HOUSE ON THE HILL Highway 237 817-599-7664

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NORTH GATE FIELDS Highway 237 in Warrenton 409-201-1748

CLUTTER SHOW Highway 237 and FM 954, between Warrenton and Round Top

DAS GRUENE HAUS 4418 Highway 237 281-777-3939

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THE MARKETPLACE AT WARRENTON 3960 Highway 237 South 817-599-7664 www.marketplace

THE LONE STAR GALLERY 4212 Highway 237 512-797-9815

WARRENTON ROUND-UP Two miles south of Warrenton on Highway 237 979-249-3004 ZAPP HALL ANTIQUE SHOW 4217 Highway 237 South in central Warrenton 713-824-1157 Barbara Canetti, Mary Chavoustie and Barbara Kuntz contributed to this article.



Antiquing Across Texas BY MARY CHAVOUSTIE

sk your BSF (Best Shopping Friend) to name a favorite antiquing town and no doubt you’ll hear a variety of replies. Antique lovers now span generations, with the word “antique” meaning everything from iridescent Carnival glass to that retro black trunk you took to college. Check out these BSF top-ranked stops next time you’re traveling Texas — and buy your piece of history.


AUSTIN Once you find Room Service Vintage (, you’ll wish you’d discovered it 35 years ago when the owners first opened their doors. Whether it’s a ’50s sectional or Chubby Checker on vinyl, expect to stay awhile because you won’t want to leave.


Bluebird Off the Square’s owner proudly admits her “passion has always been junking!” ( Debbie Schmitz’s talent for taking what’s old and combining it with what’s new brings a style all its own to home decor. JR’s Antiques & Collectibles’ “vintage” location (circa 1885) blends naturally with the aisles of collectibles, antique furniture, linens and home goods that are housed within. Today and Yesterday ( is located inside the former 1872 Brenham Grand Opera House, a product of Texas architect George E. Dickey — an apropos setting for an array of glassware, antique toys and furniture, memorabilia and beautiful stained glass windows. Visitors to Leftover’s Antique Home Mercantile (www.leftovers, just west of Brenham, are more than happy to linger in the store’s 17,000 square feet of bliss. Maybe it’s the aromatic soaps and perfumed lotions that draw you inside or the European furnishings that let you consider gifting yourself. Leftover’s own sweet potato pecan butter and Gala apple preserves are equal draws, antiques aside!


Don't wait for First Monday Trade Days to go to Canton. Local antique and specialty stores in Historic Downtown Canton are open throughout the week. Dish Warehouse (www.dishware, Texas largest Fiesta® outlet, probably has that Cobalt or Scarlet dinner plate you’ve been missing. 44 house& home | March 2018 |


Take a midday break from your Hill Country wine tour and step into the Comfort Antique Mall. Aisles and aisles of beautiful glassware, vintage brooches, lamps and collectibles are all neatly displayed. Antique chests and armoires, too. Take the virtual tour at


So much to do, so much to see! Who could pick just one of anything in beautiful Fredericksburg? Step back in time to a peaceful oneness with textiles and wood as you walk through Carol Hicks Bolton Antiqüités ( You’ll find yourself getting lost in the romance and the story that each piece still holds.


Giddings is the perfect tantalizer for those traveling eastbound. Whistle Stop Antiques-Auction has something for everyone with its 40-plus dealers continually updating their niches. Simply Spruced will show you the meaning of “upcycle” with its take on painted furniture, making that salvaged “diamond-in-the-rough” the envy of your friends.


Surely you know Gruene Hall and its A-list of performers, but have you walked the 6,500 square feet of Gruene Antique Co.? It’s only fitting GAC is housed in the historic H.D. Gruene Building (1903), where tenant farmers once bought their wares.


The Rusty Chippy, Vintage, Hippy & Garden Show, set March 10-11, has a following all its own with its 65-plus dealers. The Huntsville Antique Show, planned for the air-conditioned Walker County Fairgrounds on Sept. 15 and 16, is another show not to miss. Repeat visitors plan their day with a stop at their favorite dealers, eager to find what pieces have made the journey to Texas.


Bring your best walking shoes for the 20,000 square feet of multifloor bliss at Sunrise Antique Mall. What better place to build or expand your vinyl collection from their over 4,000 records in stock.


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t first look, the house on Vista Creek Drive is like any of the pristine suburban homes in Lake Pointe, a gated community in Sugar Land. That is, it’s a very nice home that fits all the neighborhood’s requisite guidelines. And beyond the facade, an architectural adventure awaits. Designed by Greg Swedberg of 2Scale Architects, the Cshaped home has a floating staircase; a sculptural, temperaturecontrolled wine cabinet; and floor-to-ceiling glass walls that open onto a sparkling rectangular pool and two courtyards. One of the courtyards has a 24-foot living wall planted with lilies, geraniums, hostas and ivy. “This house is a real home for real people; it’s not a museum,” says Julie Atun, homeowner with husband/physician Victor. “We have a 10-year-old, two teen-agers, two dogs, two cats and two fish, so we have a lot going on. Even now, there’s a science project on the kitchen island.” Julie is an artist and art lover. Both she and Victor share a passion for contemporary design. 50 house& home | March 2018 |

INITIAL CHALLENGES The couple met the architect at an AIA Houston Home Tour that featured one of Swenberg’s houses. They were building a new house and liked his design style. Together they wanted a comfortable, contemporary home for a blended family in a location that was convenient for all its members. Delivering what the couple wanted in their chosen location was not without significant challenges, Swedberg says. The neighborhood has specified building codes and because there are zero lot lines, one wall could contain no windows. “A typical home design might take about four months; this one took about six because we were pushing the boundaries of the HOA approval process," Swedberg says. The process was about finding a way to follow the rules while coloring a bit outside the lines, he adds.

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Built by Texana Builders, the 4,400-square-foot structure has four bedrooms and four bathrooms, including a private master suite, an upstairs art studio and a roomy kitchen at its heart. What might have been a shoebox is instead a house full of light and open space that blur the line between the inside and the outside. “We wanted a more intimate, communal space where we could have everyone together in the kitchen or out by the pool,” Julie says. “It had to be a place where our teen-agers could hang out without being closed off in some media room.” Downstairs the ceilings rise to 11 feet and the floors are a polished concrete, which Julie says adds warmth and texture and is easy to clean. All the functional rooms are downstairs and built with accessibility in mind, which will allow the couple to age in place, if they desire.

Among the many standout features, the staircase has the most eye appeal. The upstairs landing appears to defy gravity and is able to hold a small army of teen-agers. “I wanted the stairs to be sculptural, an object rather than an assemblage attached to the wall. We found a way to take the owners’ collection of books and create a library that dances up the wall with the stairs,” Swedberg says. The combination of cantilevered stairs and playful library boxes is beautiful and functional. To design the interior, Julie collaborated with Darin Brooks of Brooks Design Works in Houston. The decor is clean and contemporary and brims with personality. The downstairs powder room has a wall of Bansky graffiti tile that Julie found at La Nova Tile. “It’s made from actual photographs of graffiti in Spain and

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each tile is different,” she says. “It was a lot of fun to lay them out on the floor and decide which one would go where.” Art plays a colorful role throughout the house. There’s a painting of Jimi Hendrix in the dining room by a Galveston artist and, over the fireplace, is one of a girl with the cello purchased in Tzfat, Israel, on a recent trip. The glass-encased wine tower was built Bob Martin of Merge Studios in Houston. As for the elegant furnishings, Julie spotted the living room couch at Noel Furniture, but it was only available in suede. She contacted the manufacturer to have the same couch but in leather. The blue silk rug is from Rug Mart. The contemporary light fixtures come from Lightology with a few from YLighting, she says. The 10-foot kitchen island is a single slab of pure white Silestone and all the appliances are Jenn-Air. The sleek cabinets are by Mandeval and are very minimalist and European. A nook at one end of the kitchen serves as a home workstation and there is a deep pantry situated beyond the refrigerator. To give the glass and steel interior a touch of warmth and tex54 house& home | March 2018 |

ture, Julie requested a brick facade along the kitchen wall, the dining room and even the wall of the pool. The repetition gives the space a satisfying continuity, Swedberg says. “My intention in this design was to create long views. I love taking small spaces and layering them in such a way that you can see two or three or more rooms,” he says.

MORE DETAILS The upstairs has three bedrooms and Julie’s art studio, where she works in glass fusion and ceramics. A wood-clad balcony outside the studio houses the kiln. The long windowless hallway is cleverly lighted overhead. The angled walls open up to a monitor along the spine of the house with clerestory windows providing ambient light. “That’s why it has this wonderful, glowing quality, even though it’s in the belly of the house,” Swedberg says. Downstairs, the private master suite overlooks the pool and also

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has a glass wall that slides open. It has a cantilevered wood ceiling that continues into an exterior seating area. The wallpaper is “Trove” by Holly Hunt. Julie’s favorite space and sanctuary is the master bath with its freestanding tub, fireplace, walk-in glass shower and an elongated zebra wood vanity. “The large window is only partially frosted so you can still see the grass, the tops of the trees and the sky,” she says.

THE PETS & NATURE The merging of interior and exterior is not only a plus for the human residents. Pet doors leading out to the patio make an indoor-outdoor haven for Florence, an English bulldog; Lola, a lab rescue; and two cats, Frankie and Jasper. Julie is also active in Monarch Watch and brings in and hatches Monarch butterflies, which are endangered. “I’m in love with the majesty of these butterflies,” she says. The family has lived in the house for almost two years and so far, it’s a perfect fit. “We have family and friends over all the time,” Julie says. “When the weather is right, we put on the music and open all the doors.”

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DESIGNING WOMEN Rice Design Alliance Celebrates Amazing Female Architects with Six Beautiful Projects on Tour By Susan Fox

pace City” — aka Houston — transitions into a new realm next month when the Rice Design Alliance (RDA) showcases six homes transcending new boundaries in the areas of interior design and utilization. The RDA celebrates its 43rd tour year by spotlighting the works of six projects and seven local women who served as the architectural visionaries for the selected homes. Each is open to the public from 1-6 p.m. April 7 and 8. The RDA tour committee is co-chaired this year by two graduates of the university’s School of Architecture: Jacki Schafer, also a photographer, and Chris White, vice president of project development for Jacob White Construction. With other committee members, comprised of architects, interior designers and a University of Houston professor of architecture, they accomplished the task of curating an interesting tour selected from a notable assembly of nominees. Each selected home satisfies the RDA committee’s objective to acquaint Houstonians with the best examples of local and new architecture, space allocation, interior design and landscape complements.

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Tour attendees, for example, will see a unique concrete cantilevered wing inside one of the houses. At another, special attention goes to the handcrafted woodwork used throughout. One home, owned by an architect, relays how function satisfies need. A bridge connects the working areas of another home with the entertainment and living spaces. The homes are located in West University, Bellaire, Boulevard Oaks and in Memorial. Current RDA members may purchase discounted tickets for $25. RDA membership is open to all. Pre-sale tickets for non-members are available for $30 until March 23. Afterward, tickets are $35 for non-members. Tickets are $15 for students with ID. All are non-refundable and available online at Tickets provide access to all six locations, as well as the RDA tour app, which includes audio descriptives for each location. The tour web app is sponsored by Scott and Judy Nyquist. The tour includes:

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NEIGHBORHOOD HOME TOURS Woodland Heights Opens its Doors to Begin the Season’s Promenade By Barbara Canetti • Photography by Mark Scheyer


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205 BAYLAND AVE. Built by Woodland Heights founder Wilson for his own family, this 6,363-square-foot prairie-style home has been become a neighborhood showplace. The most recent update, completed in 2017, refreshed the interior with a modern aesthetic. 3302 BEAUCHAMP ST. One of the early Wilson homes once housed rental units in the attic. Current owners have undertaken two renovations, with the latest expanding the kitchen and creating a new master suite. 1132 E. 7TH ST. This 1935 brick bungalow packs a lot into 1,200 square feet, plus attic conversion, to function well for a family of five. The

house is decorated with white shiplap walls and stained ceilings, original doors converted to sliders, bold wallpaper and eclectic antiques. 500 TEETSHORN ST. Rather than building up, this home’s restorer raised the original single-story house and built a first floor beneath. The resulting home is true to its historic roots and features many period-perfect touches on both floors, along with an open kitchen-family room space, high ceilings and transoms. 711 WOODLAND ST. This home features a thoughtful second-story addition accessed by an open, airy stairwell with a beautiful window on the landing. Custom touches include a screened-in porch off the second-floor back, stained glass windows in the master bath and concrete floors.


3005 HOUSTON ST. Another original Wilson home, this large two-story had been carved up into multiple rental spaces. Drawing upon their renovation expertise, the owners saved what they could and sourced period materials for windows, doors, floors, fixtures and stairwell. 601 WOODLAND ST. Originally 1,200 square feet, this home had been much neglected before new owners saw its potential and restored the home by adding a two-story space to the back and creating an inviting landscape for outdoor living. 714 WOODLAND ST. The owners loved the home’s history and wide front porch and worked to bring it back to life. Among other projects was moving the exterior stairwell inside.


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