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Editor’s Note Calendar: Bulb & Plant Mart, Gardening Project: Upholstery and Designer Fabrics Product: Kitchen Countertops 101 Recipe: Urban Harvest Turns 25 Editor’s Picks: Special and Everyday China Gardening: Plant Now For a Better Spring Pet of the Month: Spot

56 FEATURES 35 Special Section: Treasure Hunting Antiques 48 MA+DS Modern Home Tour 54 Weird Homes Tour Houston 56 Treehouse Modern in the Heights 64 Fall Festivals Celebrate Art and Culture ®


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Hann Builders and Collaborative Design Group Architecture & Interiors created this U-shaped home that wraps around a screened central courtyard. Drama was added with oversize windows and doors sourced from Grunburg Windows, Doors and Ironworks. Photo by Felix Sanchez

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eptember is finally here and that oppressive summer heat has finally abated, though only somewhat, giving us all a little breathing room and offering hope that we can soon return to the great outdoors. There are plenty of reasons to get out and get going, too, with Antique Weeks in the country and unique inventories of nautical artifacts, estate jewelry, rusted signs and vintage clothing. Throughout Texas and Louisiana, festival organizers have been busy, busy, busy. From harvest fests to showcases of art and culture to celebrations of food both strange and familiar, these gatherings give us the opportunity for community, to enjoy live music, historical tours, and wholesome entertainment far removed from the blue glow of electronics. Fall also kicks off a season of tours that doesn’t slow down until after Christmas. Great design speaks to the heart and, when done best, reflects the individual style of the home’s inhabitants. Good news is that we’re not all cut from the same cloth, and there’s no better example than in this month’s issue of Houston House & Home. From the sleek architecture of contemporary construction on the MA+DS Modern Home Tour to the eclectic, colorful and whimsical spaces on the Weird Homes Tour®, it’s fun to see how others live while also reinforcing the personal decisions we’ve made in our own abode. Read more about those tours on September 21

and 28, then dig deeper with our spotlight feature on a four story treehouse-inspired design by Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc. The (almost) cooler weather means it’s also time for planting a fall garden. Joshua’s Native Plants & Garden Antiques takes us through some exciting options and, in Calendar, look for a bumper crop of gardening classes and events through The Arbor Gate and Urban Harvest. Then explore Urban Harvest’s farmers markets in Recipe, with valuable information about more than 70 local producers. While a home’s architecture is one of the biggest decisions we’ll ever make, there are myriad other opportunities to upgrade a home’s look through decisions both large and small. This month we look at kitchen countertops and what to choose if your focus is price, durability, the environment or aesthetics. All eyes are on Paris this month with Maison&Object and, in our Project section, we review the basics of upholstery while also previewing the hottest trends from South Africa, Cairo, Tunisia and India. In Editor’s Picks we’re ramping up for the holidays. If company’s coming, then it’s time to break out the good china. From resale shops to high end antique shops, and even from your favorite hardware store, there’s a look that suits your style. From our home to yours, Susie Tommaney

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“Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France” opens October 4 at The Menil Collection. Shown: Mouth study (Étude de bouches), by Jean-Jacques Lequeu. Photo courtesy of Bibliothèque nationale de France, dépt. des Estampes et de la photographie

CALENDAR DESIGN/INTERIORS SEPTEMBER 12 and 25: Staging to Sell — What Every Agent Should Know Shelley Barndollar of Showhomes Houston presents this course that helps real estate professionals decrease time on the market and receive CE credits and designation as a Certified Staging Advocate. September 12: Old Republic Title, 777 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 100; September 25: First American Title Insurance Company, 520 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 100;

SEPTEMBER 19: Fall Floral Design Presentation & Workshop Madeleine Elmer from Fleur de Vie will share tricks of the trade for creating standout seasonal arrangements. (Note the new event date.) The Houston Design Center, 713864-2660, 7026 Old Katy Road, OCTOBER 8: Fall Market Day 2019 — A Day of Design Inspiration This seasonal design event taps industry leaders for inspiration and insight. The Houston Design Center, 713864-2660, 7026 Old Katy Road,

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OCTOBER 19-20: AIA Houston Home Tour 2019 Mark your calendars for this annual tour that demonstrates excellence in residential architectural design. 713-520-0155, NOVEMBER 2-3: Preservation Houston Good Brick Tour This perennial favorite showcases restored and repurposed historic homes, structures and murals. 713-510-3990,

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE SEPTEMBER 7-8: Fall Katy Home & Garden Show and Vintage Market Everybody’s excited about the one-of-a-kind She Shed, presented by Tuff Shed and

decorated by Elizabeth Cole Design, that will have you dreaming of your own creative space. If rugged and rustic are more your style, organizers are also planning to display a He Shed. Merrell Center, 6301 South Stadium Lane, Katy,

GARDENING SEPTEMBER: The Arbor Gate Classes and Events September 7, Have a Seat! Building a Great Garden Chair September 11, Lunch with the Experts: Harvest Herbs & Greens September 14, Organic Pest, Disease & Weed Control September 19, Succulents 101 September 21, Fall Gardening — The Best Garden of All

The Arbor Gate offers classes and events all month, including the September 7th class about building garden chairs and the September 19th class on succulents. (L) Photo by Andy Myers/Flickr via CC; (R) photo by jen/Flickr via CC

September 25, Lunch with the Experts: Simple Salads and Luscious Leafy Greens September 28, How to Root a Rose October 3, New Year’s Day for Herbs is October 1 October 5, Pruning, Shaping, and Harvesting Herbs October 9, Lunch with the Experts: The Smells That Make You Smile 281-351-8851, 15635 FM 2920, Tomball, SEPTEMBER: Urban Harvest Classes September 7, Basic Organic Vegetable Gardening, Houston Museum of Natural Science Septmber 11, In the Garden: Fall Vegetable Planting, McGovern Centennial Gardens September 14, Organic Gardening 101, Levy Park Gardens September 21, Starting a School or Community Garden Workshop, University of Houston-Downtown September 29, Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #1, address will be emailed October 5, Basic Fruit Tree Care and Planting, Houston Museum of Natural Science October 6, Sustainable Living Through Permaculture #2, University of Houston Central Campus

October 12, Dig In at Levy Park Gardens: Organic Gardening 101, Levy Park 713-880-5540, OCTOBER 3-5: GCH 77th Annual Bulb & Plant Mart The Garden Club of Houston keeps Houston blooming with its fabulous fall sale of bulbs, plants and native species. The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard,

EVENTS SEPTEMBER 12: BOMA Luncheon, Mayoral Panel Join the Houston Building Owners and Managers Association for this panel debate and luncheon featuring candidates running for the office of Mayor of Houston: Bill King, Tony Buzbee and more. Hyatt Regency Galleria, 2626 Sage, SEPTEMBER 13-FEBRUARY 2: “Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale”

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This exhibit highlights work created by the Aboriginal peoples after the 1950s and includes more than 100 paintings, shields, hollow log coffins and engraved mother of pearl objects. The Menil Collection, 713-5259400, 1533 Sul Ross, SEPTEMBER 18, 25: Anatomy of an Altar Workshop Learn how to honor the dead by creating an altar with photographs, personal belongings, Mexican marigolds, favorite foods and pan de muerto. Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, 713802-9370, 1900 Kane, SEPTEMBER 20: Alejandro Vela Concert Pianist Alejandro Vela, who studied at MECA during his high school years with the late Robert Avalon, returns to Houston for a special concert. Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, 713802-9370, 1900 Kane,

SEPTEMBER 28: 11th Annual Disability Unity & Pride Celebration The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities hosts this annual event; this year’s theme is “People Like Us: An Artistic Manifestation of Our Humanity as Disabled People.” West Gray Metropolitan Multi-service Center, 1475 West Gray, OCTOBER 4-JANUARY 5: “Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France” Lequeu was one of the most inventive artists of post-revolutionary France, and this exhibition explores 50 of his wildly imaginative and spectacularly detailed architectural drawings and anatomical studies. The Menil Drawing Institute, 713-525-9400, 1412 West Main, OCTOBER 12-13: Bayou City Art Festival Downtown This year’s featured artist is Clifton Henri, an award-winning photographer and visual



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artist from Chicago. Influenced by the Civil Rights Movement and the Harlem Renaissance eras, his images challenge viewers to find not only themselves, but also poetry. Downtown near City Hall, 901 Bagby, 713-521-0133, OCTOBER 19-20: Texas Home & Garden Show Meet with industry pros, explore hands-on workshops, comparison shop and learn about all the latest products for home and garden. NRG Center, 1 NRG Park,

[ABOVE] “The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection” opens September 21 at the African American Museum in Dallas. Shown: Gamin by Augusta Savage, courtesy of the Kinsey Collection. [BELOW] We’re looking forward to the Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show, September 20-22 at Silver Street Studios. Visit for event details before heading out. Shown: Antique French silver and crystal confiturier by Francois Cecil Soccard, from Silver Art by D & R (Marseille)

OCTOBER 19-20: 1st Annual Home for the Harvest Market If you’re in the mood for shopping, head over to this inaugural gift market with more than 100 vendors. Stafford Centre, 281-788-4297, 10505 Cash, Stafford,

OUT OF TOWN SEPTEMBER 13-15: Fall Planting Days Kick-Off If a trip to the Hill Country is in your future, head out to Fredericksburg for Wildseed Farms’ annual seminar, hosted by owner and founder John R. Thomas. Learn when and how to plant wildflowers successfully. Wildseed Farms, 800-848-0078, 100 Legacy Drive, Fredericksburg, SEPTEMBER 21-DECEMBER 1: “Prince Varughese Thomas: The Legacy of Narcissus” Indian by birth, naturalized in the United States and raised in both India and the U.S., this artist’s immersive multimedia exhibition will fill the entire gallery space 18 house& home | September 2019 |

with new photography, video, drawings and 3D installations that reflect the intersection of social media, art and politics. Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 409-832-3482, 500 Main, Beaumont, SEPTEMBER 21-MARCH 1: “The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection” During five decades of marriage, Shirley and Bernard Kinsey amassed the most comprehensive survey of African-American history and culture outside the Smithsonian Institution; their objects include paintings, sculpture, photos, rare books, letters and manuscripts. African American Museum at Fair Park, 214-565-9026, 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, or OCTOBER 5: Galveston Annual Fall Garden Tour Galveston’s East End Historical District presents this annual tour, rain or shine, that includes a silent auction and an arts and crafts market. 1501 Postoffice, Galveston, NOVEMBER 15-DECEMBER 29: The Polar Express™ Train Ride Experience a magical onehour trip to meet Santa with the sights, sounds and intrigue of the classic children’s tale on board vintage locomotives. Galveston Railroad Museum, 409765-5700, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston,


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Liora Manné is showing fabrics and wall coverings at this month’s Maison&Objet Paris. With collections for custom commercial and residential applications, these high traffic polyester fibers use a patented Lamontage process. The Botanical print shown here uses UV stabilizing synthetic fibers and antimicrobial SmartSilver™ technology. Photo courtesy of Liora Manné

STYLE PARISIEN Learn the Basics of Upholstery Then See What’s Showing at Maison&Objet Paris


hen it comes to the hottest new design trends, all eyes turn to this month’s Maison&Objet in Paris. But not all fabrics are created equal. Learn to look beyond those gorgeous prints to recognize which fabrics are right for your next upholstery project, then start designing. Whether you’re looking to reupholster a La-Z-Boy, custom build a new couch, or restore an heirloom, your choice of fabric can make or break that upholstered piece. Choose pure cotton for that couch or armchair and you’re asking for wrinkles, fading, and indelible stains. Choose a cotton-polyester blend and avoid all of the above. Cotton, along with polyester, linen, and wool is at its best in a fabric blend. Even so, every fabric has its own applications. Pure cotton is absorbent and breathable,

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helping you keep cool and dry in a city with regular heat advisories. It also dyes extremely well and is perfect for slipcovers. Linen is a lustrous combination of strength, durability, and softness. It shrinks but doesn’t pill or fade. The affordable natural fabric works wonders for the smart, tailored furniture found in formal rooms. However, take heed, linen is not approved for a general audience. Since it stains and wrinkles easily, it belongs in adult-only spaces. Wool has a number of positive qualities. It’s wrinkle, stain, fade and — for those who like to live dangerously — flame resistant. Still, the natural fabric flowers when joined with a synthetic fiber. It becomes more durable and easier to clean, a great choice for a living room sectional.

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“The design originated from a pattern in the sand on an island beach in Tanzania.” — Andrea Brand Designs, Living Ritual Collection Polyester is more than the tight, itchy pants so popular in the ‘70s. Though synthetic, it has the soft feel of natural fabric. It’s also durable, easy to clean, and doesn’t wrinkle or fade. You know the benefits of silk, the sumptuous natural fiber synonymous with elegance available in a wide variety of colors. But it’s high maintenance and doesn’t stand up well to everyday use. Velvet is luxurious and color rich like silk but more durable and can be used for sofas, chairs, and benches. That said, it’s difficult to clean and very expensive. Chenille is the opposite of silk. It’s a casual fabric suited for the furniture found in man caves, dorm rooms, informal living rooms, indoor bars (bar stools), and even children's rooms. Leather is the big kahuna of upholstery fabrics for good reason. The natural material is at home in modern and tra-

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ditional decor, conservative and bold color schemes. It also prevents stains, cleans easy and, in the case of distressed leather, conceals scratches. The only trouble with leather is its hefty price tag. It’s definitely an investment. Jute is a natural fabric primarily manufactured in India and Bangladesh. It’s incredibly susceptible to wrinkling and, historically, has been used for rope and matting. And unfortunately, that’s how it feels. Still, it’s an ideal material for an ottoman, adds textural elements to accent pieces, and couples with leather, wood, and neutral decor. Nylon is a resilient synthetic fiber that plays well with other fabrics. It does fade, but is ready-made for the wear and tear of a children’s playroom and easy to clean and maintain. Olefin holds up well outdoors thanks to its extreme durability. The synthetic fiber also retains color, so it can be cleaned with strong detergents and bleach.

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Below are just a few of the exhibitors showing at the international trade fair dedicated to lifestyle fashions and trends. Andrea Brand Designs, South African designs, Biella Fabrics, wool with elegant finishes, Indigo Difusion, including a complete Alpine theme range, Linder Home Linen, one of the last European industries mastering design, weaving and dying, Liora Manné, revolutionary, patented Lamontage process yields endless possibilities, Martine Goron/Ladivayne, unique textiles from Morocco, Pondicherry, 100% recycled cotton from Tunisia, Turkey and India, by Foutas Paris, Soup Design House, based in Cairo, Discover more at

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At IMM Cologne, the international furnishing fair, Cappe Baraldi was showcasing new cooker hoods that inset directly into kitchen countertops. With easy lifts for glass cleaning, child safety locks and a pan recognition system, life just got easier. Learn more at Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse

KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS In Addition to Price, Consider Aesthetics, Durability and the Environment


hoosing the perfect countertop is a key design decision when creating or remodeling a kitchen. There are a mind-boggling number of options to explore and they can be expensive, so proceed with a plan and a budget to save time and angst. Every countertop material has strengths and weaknesses, so your choice should depend on your particular needs. You may want to consider long-term durability, the level of maintenance required, and the environmental impact of your choice. Laminates are the most affordable choice. Made from layers of plastic usually bonded to particleboard, these products are offered in a wide range of styles and textures at prices ranging from $12 to $40 per square foot. Because the material is not porous, it does not absorb food spills or bacteria: a definite hygienic plus. Laminates are low maintenance needing only soap and water to clean. On the downside, they are not as 26 house& home | September 2019 |

resistant to heat or scratches. Depending on usage, they may not stand up as well over time or last as long as other materials. Although not considered a green product, laminates use a small amount of resin compared to plastic-based solid surfaces. Ceramic tiles are another affordable option and relatively easy to install. Made from clay that is baked to remove moisture, the tiles are not damaged by hot pans or water and, when properly glazed, will not stain. Tiles are easy to customize and available in many colors and sizes. The downside is that the tiles may crack or chip if something heavy falls on them, although individual tiles can be replaced. Intense energy is required to mine and fire the tiles and many contain a high degree of recycled materials. Glass tiles are considered more environmentally friendly but are also more likely to scratch. The average cost for ceramic tiles is between $5 and $7 per square foot, although the cost of labor, tools and mate-

rials could be up to $40 an hour. The average countertop takes ten hours to install. Solid surface countertops are made from acrylic or polyester resins and are also an affordable choice. These counters are strong and resistant to stains and mildew but still at risk for heat scars, scratches and dents, depending on the specific product selected. Production of these countertops is energy intensive, using primarily petrochemicals, and most of these materials are not recyclable. Costs range from $48 to $69 per square foot installed. Wood countertops, including butcher block slabs, fall in a similar price range, about $40 to $65 per square foot, depending on the type of wood selected. The price of a teak countertop will be equivalent to a higher end stone; if you choose an exotic wood, the price can climb to $200 per square foot. Water and wood do not mix well but wooden countertops are heat resistant, although the wood must be sealed. Reclaimed or salvaged wood is the most sustainable choice but, to be eco-friendly, the Forest Stewardship Council also recommends using untreated hardwood. Check out its recommendations at Engineered stone, often called quartz, is made from quartz crystals held together with acrylic resin binders, which are then pressed into slabs. The result is durable, heat resistant and looks very much like stone. The cost of engineered stone is $55 to $155 a square foot. There are some occupational and environmental concerns, however. When slabs of engineered stone are cut to fit a kitchen, quantities of silica particles are released, which, if inhaled by workers, can lead to silicosis or lung cancer. Natural stone, like granite, marble and soapstone, is one of the more expensive options. Prices vary from about $60 a square foot to $200 or more, depending on which slab you select. Marble is similar to granite in durability, but commonly costs about $50 more per square foot. Soapstone is also more expensive than granite. It’s energy intensive to quarry and transport these materials long distances, which makes them a less green choice. Recycled glass, stainless steel, sealed cement, limestone, bamboo, and paper stone are aesthetic choices for a more outof-the-box kitchen design. Stainless steel, which is virtually indestructible but not immune to scratches, costs about $67 to $95 per square foot. Environmentally friendly recycled glass countertops are sturdy and available in every imaginable color, with a price tag between $50 and $100 per square foot.


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COUNTERTOP TRENDS At this year’s IMM Cologne, Alfredo Häberli’s vision for a kitchen of the future called for a vegetable garden, an oven that descends from the ceiling, and a transparent, horizontal refrigerator. Learn more at Also spotted at the international furnishing fair were new innovations in counter tops: Polish concrete,; genuine stone worktops from Germany,; Jetstone from the Netherlands,; and Ukrainian glass,

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Root vegetables are a delicious part of a healthy diet, having absorbed nutrients from the soil. Photo courtesy of Urban Harvest

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Foraging at Urban Harvest Farmers Markets Houston’s Leader in the Local Food Movement Celebrates its 25th Anniversary


rban Harvest sprouted in 1994, inspired by a community garden that was built more than 30 years ago in the Fourth Ward. Since then, it has blossomed into a large organization enriching the Houston community with gardening classes, community garden programming and youth education. But most Houstonians know the non-profit for its burgeoning local farmers markets. It started out with just seven vendors, providing an outlet for backyard gardeners and the community to sell freshly harvested produce. Today, many of the original vendors — including Atkinson Farms, Animal Farm and Pat Greer’s kitchen — are still a part of this growing farmers market supporting more than 70 local producers.

Three Locations All farmers markets sell sustainable fruits and vegetables from within 180 miles of Houston, offering the freshest local meats, produce, prepared and hot food vendor fare. While produce should always be the star of a farmers market, there are many other wonderful

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goods on offer such as cheeses, honeys, sweet treats, jams, crafts, and homemade soaps. Oh, and live music, food trucks and cooking demonstrations. Try finding that at your supermarket!

Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, year-round, rain or shine 2752 Buffalo Speedway, By far the city’s largest and busiest, this popular weekend market recently moved to a much better location (at St. John’s school). Now there is plenty of parking, elbow room and driving ease. Don’t forget your reusable canvas tote! Shop for: Bee Wilde’s local honey, Hattermann Poultry Farm’s eggs, Knight’s corn and melons, Gundermann Acres, Plant It Forward Farms, Laughing Frog Farm, Pat Greer’s Kitchen, Brazos Valley Cheese’s smoked gouda and white cheddar, Airline Seafood, Artisana Bread, Moravia Vineyard & Winery’s vino rosso, fun “earthy” tee shirts and more

Pumpkins come in season during September and October. Photo courtesy of Urban Harvest

City Hall Local Lunch Market Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., spring/fall, This work-friendly market centered around the City Hall reflecting pool offers a wide selection of prepared meals to enjoy al fresco at lunch. Look for a variety of food trucks along Walker and McKinney and tasty items to take home for dinner or the pantry. Catch a chef demo or hang out for live music. Shop for: Bee2Bee honey, Great Harvest breads, Plant It Forward Farms, Rio Grande Organics pecans, Texas Hill Country Sturdivant Farm’s citrus fruits, Katerra Exotics’ ground bison, Blue Orange Thai Catering, Churrasco To Go, El Topo, Melange Crêperie, Java Pura Coffee Roasters, Inglorious Vegan, and more. Look for beets this November in the local farmers markets. Photo courtesy of Urban Harvest

Northeast Community Houston Farmers Market 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., year-round, rain or shine Kashmere Gardens Elementary School, 4901 Lockwood, Just launched, this new farmers market northeast of downtown accepts SNAP, debit and credit cards. For those with a Lone Star SNAP Card, get more for your money with Double Up Food Bucks; learn more at

What’s In Season Early Fall September: Persimmons, figs, melons, sweet peppers, eggplant, carrots, sweet corn, fresh peas, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, red potatoes October: Pumpkins, greens, baby arugula, lettuces, green beans, fresh peas, potatoes, hot house tomatoes, pecans, pears, persimmons November: Pumpkins, beets, turnips, greens, winter squash, sweet and hot peppers, radishes, sweet corn, green beans, potatoes, eggplant, baby arugula, lettuces, culinary herbs



For the figs, look for black mission, candy stripe or kadota; then pair this crisp and sweet green bean salad with the bright fruity aromas of Jordan chardonnay. Photo courtesy of Jordan Winery.



ere’s a gorgeous and hearty vegetarian dish courtesy of Jordan Winery — perfect for just on-the-brink of fall weather. Fresh figs, sweet corn and green beans are all making appearances at the farmers market and this salad is great for lunch or a dinner sidekick.

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup aged sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 1 shallot, finely minced freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste 1 cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 ears of corn, shucked and silks removed 2 tablespoons Aleppo crushed peppers (can substitute crushed red pepper) 18 assorted fresh figs 1 cup green beans or Romano beans stringed ½ cup hazelnuts, roasted, skinned and crushed 8 cups baby arugula, stemmed and rinsed 1 cup frisée trimmed of most green 32 house& home | September 2019 |

METHOD To make the dressing, combine sherry vinegar, mustard, thyme, shallot, salt and pepper in a blender at medium speed. While blending, slowly drizzle ¾ cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil until emulsified. Refrigerate and keep for up to one week. In a nonreactive bowl, toss ears of corn with remaining Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aleppo pepper and salt. Grill corn on medium high heat until it begins to brown. Let the corn cool to touch, then slice kernels off the cob and set aside. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and prepare an ice bath. While water is coming to a boil, quarter figs and set aside. Blanch beans in boiling water until slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Shock beans in ice water and drain. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Add salad dressing to taste and gently toss. Serve immediately. Pair with Jordan chardonnay. Yield: Four servings

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SIGNS AND SALVAGE It’s the Season For Architectural Finds, Rusty Signs and Vintage Fashion By Barbara Canetti are popular, as are “right hand” pieces from the post-war 1940s, when people dressed up and went out frequently. Jewelry made of bone, ivory and tortoise shell are also popular vintage choices. Recent trends for antique jewelry do not include pearls (the market is flooded with fresh water pearls) or brooches (pins that tend to be too heavy for the lighter weight clothing women wear today).

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nterior designers recommend blending modern with vintage to create an interesting and layered look in the home. Select antique, repurposed or salvaged objects to create a design that’s unique and eclectic. Yes, it’s time for Antique Weeks in the country, when mainstay brick-and-mortar (or shiplap and tin roof) dealers are joined by pop-up tents and seasonal merchants; check the websites in this story for exact show dates. But don’t overlook the vendors in the Houston and Galveston metropolitan areas. With curated collections of everything from estate jewelry to upcycled clothing, this is a great time to fine tune your signature style.

NAUTICAL ARTIFACTS Nautical artifacts are made to last a lifetime – and they do. Antique lights, in particular, are popular items for seaside homes as well as city houses with pools and outdoor spaces. Mike and Adrienne Culpepper, owners of Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor in Galveston, say they scour the world annually — breaking yards in India, Turkey and Bangladesh — to salvage parts of ships and boats for their shop. The lights people buy are probably 30 to 40 years old, made of solid brass already sporting a rich patina, and can be retrofitted for their home or yard to last forever. Antique ship flags — numbers and letters — are also popular nautical finds as well as the heavy floor grates made of teak, mahogany or oak and sold by the pound. The Culpeppers mark each item as either salvaged or new made from reclaimed materials. Antique nautical maps and charts are also popular as framed artwork in homes. JEWELRY Art Deco, Victorian or Georgian style jewelry is highly sought after because of the quality of workmanship, the comfort of the fit and the magical romantic sensation that each piece possesses, says Cristina Mattern, a gemologist who works with estate and antique jewelry at Tenenbaum Jewelers. Mattern says old jewelry is usually more elaborate than pieces made today because gold was not expensive a hundred years ago. Antique diamond engagement rings 38 house& home | September 2019 |

VINTAGE CLOTHING There is a limited market for antique clothing, but vintage garments are a busy business — and lots of fun, too. Sam VanBibber, who has been recycling clothes for decades, says items from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s are popular for parties or events, but clothing saved from the previous century up through the 1940s is hard to come by. VanBibber, who works at Retropolis in the Heights, and co-worker Steve Candelari (the Retro-man), say they shop at estate sales, garage sales and gather old stock from businesses that are closing. “Sometimes it is just being at the right place at the right time,” says VanBibber. She says families sometimes contact her when an elderly relative dies and she picks out interesting clothing from the deceased person’s closet. Popular items are dresses, skirts, sweaters and jackets. Boots and jewelry never lose their appeal. But, she notes, clothing from before the 1930s runs small and is extremely fragile. Inside the loop, Tina Davis of Cheeky Vintage recently launched Cheeky Vintage Upcycled, an initiative that transforms vintage silks. “We embrace going green and sustainable fashion at Cheeky and feel this is the way of the future,” says Davis. ANTIQUE SIGNS They are a sign of the times and they are valuable. Vintage soda signs — Coca-Cola and Dr Pepper in particular — are popular, as well as antique advertising panels for beer or other consumables, says Bill Saville, a longtime dealer at Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas on Hempstead. Saville says oil and gas memorabilia — Mobil Pegasus, Exxon, Chevron and Texaco — are highly sought out by individuals as well as businesses and prices vary from inexpensive to more than $5,000. Early signs made of porcelain last longer than more recent metal signs. But, if buyers can’t find the vintage signs they are looking for, Sloane Gallery has thousands of photographs of early Houston and can reproduce digital copies of buildings, signs and companies that are no longer standing. Proprietor Story Sloane makes black and white copies, as well as sepiatone prints, and is currently selling framed vintage photographs that were recently on view at George R. Brown Convention Center.


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BELLVILLE Nothing Ordinary Antiques & Oddities 979-865-8033 123 East Main Hodges Farm Antique Show & Sale 979-877-5244 979-877-5233 444 Kenney Hall Road (between Bellville and Brenham) ntryAntiques/ Bootleggers Antiques and Unique Decor 979-251-2982 13129 S.H. 290 West Burton Bridge Ministry Corner Shoppe and The Store Next Door 979-289-2223 601 North Main stry

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BRENHAM Leftovers Antiques Home Mercantile 979-830-8496 3900 Highway 290 West Today & Yesterday 979-830-0707 101 West Alamo


Heritage Hall Antiques 832-928-9138 12401 East Washington La Bahia Antique Show and Sale La Bahia Turn Verein Hall 979-289-2684 550 S.H. 237 Pecan Tree Antiques 713-240-4373 12510 West Texas

Pigs Fly & Co. 512-423-1963 Bayberry’s Antiques 12410 East Texas 956-393-7151 East Texas 325177931375143 40 house& home | September 2019 |

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CARMINE Blue Hills at Round Top 713-487-6573 1707 South S.H. 237 Carmine Dance Hall Antiques Show 713-553-4122 300 North Hauptstrasse Carmine Serendipity 713-203-0531 122 Sylvan -serendipity Carmine Trading Post 979-278-4040 248 Centennial (Spur 458) ost County Line Antique Show 760-587-1300 S.H. 237 at Spur 458 Grace’s Treasure Hunt 713-557-5991 1903 State Loop 458 Grump-Pa’s Antiques 361-550-0825 108 S.H. 237

Perez Imports 832-480-0636 1920 S.H. 237 z-Imports-282497938608493/ River Oaks Farm at Round Top 713-384-0476 2156 Highway 237 Unique Antiques 979-278-3690 138 East Sylvan

FAYETTEVILLE Antiques on the Square 318-465-1603 201 North Washington esontheSquare Antique Rovers 903-724-4079, 903-724-0768 318-465-1603 112 North Washington

GIDDINGS Gourmet Divas 979-540-3482 721 East Austin


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Art Connections Gallery 979-206-2222 123 North Main

Abbieland Antiques & RV 405-301-1874 2336 South S.H. 237

Farmers Finer Things 979-968-3161 515 East Travis

The Arbors 281-388-1075 1503 North S.H. 237

Kat’s Antiques 979-966-8390 130 North Washington

Bader Ranch at Round Top 830-426-6453 470 South Washington ndTop

Kat’s Too 979-639-5172 213 West Travis

Bill Moore Antiques 760-587-1300 1350 North S.H. 237

La Grange Cotton Gin Gallery & Antiques 979-206-2220 339 West Travis

Boneyard at Round Top 713-899-1674 1465 North S.H. 237

Le Petite Gourmet Shop 979-968-4000 226 West Colorado

Box Road 505-570-1124 573-338-4142 601 North Washington

Old World Antieks 979-639-5195 5414 West S.H. 71

Branded Luxury Unlimited 215-272-5700 Marburger Farm Antique Show 2248 S.H. 237

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The Bull Market 972-564-6566 3570 S.H. 237

The Gin at Warrenton 979-966-7757 4261 South S.H. 237

Chelsea’s Meadow Antique Show 713-385-8778 2290 South S.H. 237

Granny McCormicks Yard 979-966-2970 4246 South S.H. 237

The Compound 979-551-5916 2550 South S.H. 237

Henkel Square Market 979-249-5840 199 Henkel Circle 201 North Live Oak

Cowboy Corner 830-374-7474 1925 North S.H. 237 at Florida Chapel

Hillcrest Inn 512-963-8940 4339 South S.H. 237 enton

Coyote Station Furniture Emporium 832-746-3993 701 North S.H. 237

Humble Donkey Studio 713-870-9948 195 Henkel Circle

Curate by Stash 281-212-3929 111 Bauer Rummel Gasoline Hill & Antiques 512-627-1657 1901 South S.H. 237

Junk Gypsy World Headquarters 979-249-5865 1215 South S.H. 237 Ladybag International 917-822-0414 Marburger Farm Antique Show 2248 S.H. 237


Old Glory Antiques 720-435-1482 206 South Washington Old Henry Farm 832-567-5963 2000 North S.H. 237 For authentic Japanese glass floats and buoy balls, let your keyboard do the shopping with Big Ship Salvage

The Lone Star Gallery 512-797-9815 4212 South S.H. 237 ery Marburger Farm Antique Show 800-947-5799 2248 S.H. 237 Market Hill - Paul Michael Company 800-732-3722 1542 North S.H. 237 McLaren’s Antiques & Interiors 917-900-5036 1745 North S.H. 237 Munday and Munday Antiques 618-406-4657 Big Red Barn Event Center Nomadic Trading 919-688-2580 Market Hill 1542 North S.H. 237 Old Depot Vintage Market & RV Park 281-851-6779 550 North Washington (S.H. 237)

The Original Round Top Antiques Fair 512-237-4747 The Big Red Barn Event Center & Annex, The Continental Tent 475 South S.H. 237 Pandora de Balthazár Fine Linens 979-249-4253 1503 North S.H. 237 Recycling the Past Round Top Ballroom 979-484-7288 1132 FM 1291 North The Rendezvous 810-210-5546 2425 South S.H. 237 Round Top Vintage Market 281-731-5132 1235 North S.H. 237 The Royal Standard 205-699-7892 2105 South S.H. 237 Rugvana Rugs Pop-Up Store 404-272-2963 Across from Manditos Sommerfeld Field 979-249-3841 4143 S.H. 237 Texas Rose Antique Show and Cafe 979-900-0408 2075 S.H. 237

44 house& home | September 2019 | Tree Park Antiques Field 979-224-6471 903-452-5280 4635 South S.H. 237 Townsend Provisions 512-468-0580 101 Bauer Rummel Road Tree Park Antiques Field 903-452-5280 4635 South S.H. 237

WARRENTON Antique Barn 979-249-3004 1910 East S.H. 237 e.barn Bar W Field 979-885-8762 4001 South S.H. 237 Chicken Ranch 225-936-9269 4150 South S.H. 237 Cole’s Antique Show 281-961-5092 S.H. 237 at Willow Spring (FM 954) Das Blaue Haus 512-567-9177 4337 South S.H. 237 ocal-Business/Das-Blaue-HausIn-Warrenton-Texas186431744762086 Das Gruene Haus Field 281-830-8300 4418 South S.H. 237 Dillard’s Field 979-249-3779 4407 South S.H. 237 V-Park/Dillards-RV-Park-

Dillards-Field402734946754703 Ex-Cess 817-980-8872 Field 1 3907 S.H. 237 Field 2 145 Rohde Road The Marketplace Warrenton 817-599-7664 3960 South S.H. 237 Old Feed & Grocery 979-249-3144 4309 South S.H. 237 Old Town Market Warrenton 281-894-7778 S.H. 237 north of F.M. 954 The Original Warrenton Antique Show Renck Hall, Field and Yard 979-249-3141 512-922-7330 4123 S.H. 237 Punkie’s Place Neese House 4218 S.H. 237 Robinson’s Field 979-249-5551 4545 South S.H. 237 Rose of Texas Antique Show 580-263-0441 4345 S.H. 237 The Zapp Hall Antique Show 4217 South S.H. 237


TEXAS TREASURES Thompson’s Antique Center of Texas 713-688-4211 9950 Hempstead

Alvin Antique Center & Marketplace 281-388-0537 2500 South Loop 35


Discovery Architectural Antiques 830-672-2428 409 Saint Francis


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Market Days November 23-24 Brazoria County Fairgrounds 901 South Downing Catherine’s Antiques 512-970-8125 5806 Burnet Antiques


Uncommon Objects 512-442-4000 1602 Fortview

Burns Antik Haus 409-835-3080 2195 Calder


Carol Hicks Bolton Antiqüités Laboratøire de Design 830-997-5551 301 South Lincoln


Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor 409-539-5469 2202 Ship Mechanic Row


Alabama Furniture 713-862-3035 4900 North Shepherd


B.J. Oldies Antique Shop 832-651-8477 1726 Westheimer

45th Annual Fair on the Square 936-295-8113 Between Sam Houston Avenue, 14th Street, Avenue J and S.H. 30



LEFT: They love to wear vintage in a modern way at Cheeky Vintage in Houston. Courtesy photo

RIGHT: Porcelain and vintage signs, some from 1935 and 1940, found at Heights Station Antiques in Houston. Courtesy photo

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MAI Memorial Antiques & Interiors 713-827-8087 7026 Old Katy Road #166

C&D Hardware & Gifts 713-861-3551 314 East 11th

Cheeky Vintage Cheeky Vintage Upcycled 713-533-1121 2134 Richmond Avenue

Designers Furniture Exchange 713-781-9394 5701 Richmond Avenue Gallery Auctions, Inc. 281-931-0100 13310 Luthe

Heights Antiques on Yale L.L.C. 713-861-3335 2110 Yale Heights Station Antiques 713-868-3175

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Lo-Fi Vintage 346-980-6289 1629 Westheimer

Reclaimed Wood From Against The Grain 281-685-9247 3101 North Main Retropolis 713-861-1950 321 West 19th

Sloane Gallery 281-496-2212 1570 South Dairy Ashford Tenenbaum Jewelers 713-629-7444 4310 Westheimer

Huntsville Antique Show Rusty Chippy Vintage Hippy 936-661-2545 Walker County Fairgrounds 3925 S.H. 30 West

Liberty Bell Antiques 936-597-4606 14363 Liberty


Red Potato Market 832-363-1242 4716 FM 359


Antique Gallery of Houston 281-350-4557 21127 Spring Towne Drive


CR Collectibles 281-528-6445 218 Main

Spring Antique Mall 281-355-1110 1609 Spring Cypress, Suite D

Big Ship Salvage 574-870-1571


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MASA Studio Architects designed this Cape Cod Modern-inspired residence on West Cowan. The heart of the home — which is situated on a half acre — is its double volume stair foyer and adjacent pool. Photo by Ambia Photography

CUTTING EDGE DESIGN BEC Engineers and Consultants Presents the 2019 Modern Home Tour By Natalie de la Garza


ouston once again becomes a city-wide gallery as the Modern Architecture + Design Society returns for its 9th Annual Modern Home Tour. “Everybody that is participating, whether it’s the architect, the builder, or the designer, is there to show their work and hopefully help you with yours,” says MA+DS vice president Ken Shallcross.

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Come with questions and, remember, there is a strict noshoes-inside policy. So wear your slip-ons, because Shallcross says this year there are eight homes you won’t want to miss. Though the good-sized balcony might first catch the eye of tour-goers at the elevated, split-level home on Jonathan Street, a trip inside will reveal an impressive five bedroom,

[ABOVE] Intexure Architects designed this sustainable home on Glen Haven Boulevard with drought tolerant landscaping, local materials and ease of maintenance. Photo by Rame Hruska. [BELOW] Collaborative Design Group - Architecture & Interiors LLC designed this Galleria area home on a corner lot on Lampasas, creating a U-shaped footprint with a screened central courtyard. Photos by Felix Sanchez


Origin Architects helped the homeowners start anew after Harvey flooding, designing this elevated split-level contemporary on Jonathan in Bellaire. Photo by Keven Alvarado, KSTA Photography

For this new construction in Garden Oaks, 2Scale Architects designed a breezeway between the main house and workshop, imparting a sense of place to the rear yard. Photo by Benjamin Hill Photography In designing this open floor plan home on Saint Emanuel, refuGe Design Studio relied on a C-shaped structure so that all interior spaces opened toward the exterior. Photo by refuGe Design Studio

four bath, open concept living space and inner courtyard. Origin Architects thoughtfully designed the home, a postHarvey rebuild, not just for its human owners but also its feline residents, with a dedicated cat room and cat shelves. Located just one block from Emancipation Park on Saint Emanuel is a C-shaped structure designed by refuGe Design Studio with an eye toward privacy. The interior space opens toward an exterior large enough for a pool, and the structure’s orientation allows for plenty of sun. Clean lines and limestone walls can be found at the studioMET Architects-designed home on University Boulevard. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light, the open concept interior boasts five interconnected rooms, and a front entry courtyard that wraps around the façade creates a bounded play area for young children. On a small lot on West 21st Street with three towering trees, Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc. designed a unique, equally tall four-story structure with a tree house feel and a terrace view of downtown Houston and the Medical Center. Read our companion story in this month’s issue. In The Galleria area tour-goers will get a little taste of Florida courtesy of Collaborative Design Group. The Ushaped Lampasas Street home features a completely screened in courtyard, a bridge connecting the two wings overlooking said courtyard, and a three-story fireplace. On West 32nd Street in Garden Oaks, the efforts of 2Scale Architects to right-size a home for their clients, while accommodating their casual lifestyle and desire for defined spaces, led to zones of activity and a stretched out design, evidenced by a cottage-like master suite pulled away from the main house, leaving a unique outdoor living area between the two spaces. Cape Cod comes to central Houston in MASA Studio Architects’ design on West Cowan. A double-volume stair foyer and window wall offer views of a centrally placed pool, and natural light fills the interconnected, open spaces downstairs. The creation of two enclosed outdoor areas and the placement of vistas throughout the home on Glen Haven Boulevard, designed by Intexure Architects, blur the line between indoor and outdoor space, as do the detached guest pavilion and outdoor deck. Sustainability is also featured heavily, from the sourcing of local materials to the drought-tolerant landscaping. 9th Annual Houston MA+DS Modern Home Tour September 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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The front entry courtyard helps maximize privacy from University Boulevard while floor to ceiling windows allow for plenty of natural light in this design by studioMET Architects. Photo by Jack Thompson

RESOURCES Glen Haven Boulevard Intexure Architects, Ram Industries, Bosch Appliances, Hansgrohe, Duravit, Ferguson, Jonathan Street, Bellaire Origin Architects, BEC Engineers and Consultants, Design Tech Homes, Lampasas Street Collaborative Design Group – Architecture & Interiors LLC, Hann Builders, Madeval (cabinets),

Saint Emanuel Street refuGe Design Studio, CitiView Homes,

West 32nd Street 2Scale Architects, Southland Homes of Texas,

University Boulevard studioMET Architects, Toner Home Matters,

Zone Nine Landscape & Design Jane Page Design Group,

West 21st Street Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc., R-Mac Engineering Co.,

West Cowan Drive MASA Studio Architects, Zeva Custom Homes, Eggersmann Kitchens, Pella (windows and doors),

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Don’t miss Sue Shefman’s Hippolotofus House (L) and Bonnie Blue’s Art House (R) during the 2019 Weird Homes Tour® Houston.

ART-FILLED ABODES Weird Homes Tour Showcases Houston’s Artists and Collectors By SuSie Tommaney | PhoToS By Thanin Viriyaki


eird Homes Tour® has grown over the years to include explorations into the strange and wonderful dwellings of New Orleans, Detroit, Portland and Austin, but this month the spotlight is on Houston with some returning favorites and a few new surprises. Read more about the homes and gardens that can be toured through either an individual ticket or by purchasing the VIP ticket with exclusive access. Those with a green thumb, or hopes of getting there, will want to explore Selia Qynn’s amazing backyard habitat that has been certified by the National Wildlife Federation. From waterfalls and a koi pond to wine cork murals and tin can men, there are secrets to be found in all sorts of nooks and crannies. Just as fascinating is the 1897 Victorian farmhouse owned by Jay Wehnert and Victoria Harrison; we featured their curated back yard in June but the interior is even more fascinating, with whimsical folk art at every turn. Art collecting has been taken to a whole new level by Lester Marks, who has been recognized as one of the top 100 collectors in the nation. So it’s always a joy when we get a chance to tour his fascinating home with the botanical tree-topped man, the spooning creature from another realm, or the floating eye in a padded room. 54 house& home | September 2019 |

Rock star Bonnie Blue is opening the doors to her home again, too. Well-known on the art car circuit, the Rock Lady also has gained fame painting celebrity portraits on rocks. Another artist on the tour is internationally known glass artist Kim Clark Renteria; she and her team transform spaces into something metaphysical through the use of stained glass. Everybody’s got a passion, and for Sue Shefman that passion is the glorious hippo. She’s welcoming guests back to the Hippolotofus House with stuffed animals, backyard whimsy, and a hippo-themed car and bathroom. There are a few other surprise stops on this year’s Weird Homes Tour® Houston, so check the website for new additions and remember it’s all for a good cause. Five percent of each tour benefits local organizations that fight for affordable housing; here in Houston the tour benefits New Hope Housing. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the event, or upgrade for a $55 VIP ticket and gain exclusive access. Weird Homes Tour® Houston September 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.






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In designing this property on West 21st, Charles Todd Helton Architect, Inc. was able to preserve three existing mature trees on the lot. From each of the home’s four levels, views through the windows make residents and guests feel as if they are inside a tree house. [OPPOSITE] On the fourth floor level is a large terrace that overlooks downtown and the Texas Medical Center.

BOLD INGENUITY Heights Home Stands Out With Updated Look, Fresh Design Story by Sam byrd | PhotoS by JameS LeaSure, modern architecture + deSign Society


modern home in the Heights area might buck the trend of the neighborhood’s plentiful bungalows and vintage charm, but for the Walji-Raissian family, it was exactly what they wanted. They hired architect Charles Todd Helton to design a house on the land they owned and turn their wishes into a reality. Now that the family has realized their dream home, they’re opening the doors and sharing their 21st century abode as part of the MA+DS Modern Home Tour this month. The four story home spans 3,800 square feet and towers over nearby structures, with an additional 42 inch raised foundation to accommodate the flood plain. Three existing trees were preserved on the lot and the end result is a uniquely noticeable home, thanks to ingenuity and bold choices. 56 house& home | September 2019 |

“On the first floor, you can build up to a certain amount of feet close to the property line. On the second and third floors, you can overhang past those lines. [However,] you don’t want to build too close to the trees either,” says Charles Todd Helton. Upon entry to the home, the foyer immediately stands out. The view straight up spans the first three floors — an idea the owners came up with as part of the design. The guest bedroom at the back of the house looks out onto the base of a large sycamore tree. Exiting the side door, a large pecan tree is visible. The second floor, designated as public spaces for entertaining guests, utilizes an open floor plan. From this level, the residents can see the front, side and rear trees through large side windows. The kitchen, decked out with appliances

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The second level of the home is designated for open public spaces, including the living room, dining room and kitchen; another small kitchen is located outside on the balcony.

from Factory Builder, is spacious yet functional. A balcony off the living room faces a tree in the back yard and reveals a small outdoor kitchen to the side. The third floor, the couple’s private retreat, accommodates the master suite along with a loft/office space, the laundry room and an extra bedroom suite. Both bedrooms contain large picture windows, allowing for nice views in all directions. The fourth floor holds a one bedroom suite designed for the couple’s son, complete with its own kitchenette. Also located on the top level is an open space that can serve as a flex space for a studio or loft. A final touch to the interior is a gallery area where art collected from the homeowners’ many travels is on display. 58 house& home | September 2019 |

The outside terrace offers a spectacular line of sight: The southeast side prominently displays Houston’s downtown skyline while the southwest side captures a view of the Texas Medical Center. The owners’ lifestyle called for a few nuances within the design. They wanted a fairly large sized home, but the lot size could accommodate only so much — especially considering the three existing trees the family wanted to keep — but Helton rose to the challenge. All the specifications required some push and pull in the design, and Helton was pleased to find the owners were amenable to his suggestions. He employed cantilevered space, where a floor above can overhang into the floor below, to accommodate the spatial restrictions. Helton says he used this design tactic several times throughout the property.

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Also on the fourth level is a gallery area where the homeowners can display art collected during their travels.

The star of the home, though, is the grand staircase that connects the floors and that features glimpses of the outdoors through the copious windows sourced from RAM. “I wanted [the home] to have the treehouse feel to it. When you’re climbing up the stairs, it directly looks out to the trees at different levels and through different windows. It’s one of the coolest parts of the house,” Helton says. If the idea of traversing four stories strikes fear, fret not. Florida-based Residential Elevators added an elevator for their elderly parents who often visit. Other accoutrements to the interior are wood floors from Robert’s, tile flooring from ProSource, mirrors and interior glass from Bobbitt Glass, 60 house& home | September 2019 |

and counters from Omni Surfaces. For the exterior, the owners stuck with the modern theme by adding splashes of color: paint from Sherwin Williams and exterior cedar from Montalbano Lumber. “If you’re looking at the color scheme, you’ll see gray tones, and an orange stain pops out against it. There’s a white feature wall on the front of the house. The idea was we were going to [eventually] have colored lights shining on the wall,” Helton adds. Helton reports the Walji-Raissian family is happy with the modern home and is excited to welcome guests to tour their quarters this month.


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FALL’S FINEST FESTS Look Forward to Celebrations of Culture, Food and History This Season By SuSie Tommaney


n Houston we welcome the advent of fall because it brings some welcome relief from the heat. But it’s also a season filled with harvest festivals, showcases of art and culture, and celebrations of food both strange and familiar. These gatherings give us the opportunity for community, to enjoy live music, historical tours, and wholesome entertainment far away from the television and computer.

CULTURE AND HERITAGE We’ve got more than a few Oktoberfests this fall, which can only be a good thing for lovers of polka, pretzels and bier: look to Addison, Celina, Fredericksburg, Galveston, La Grange and McKinney. Not to be outdone, Roberts Cove in Louisiana celebrates Germanfest in October. Then, in the shadows of Stonehenge, the Hill Country Arts Foundation hosts the Scottish 64 house& home | September 2019 |

Highland Games and Highland Dance Competition in Ingram. Experience Texas Czech culture at the Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center in La Grange, with a koláce eating contest, music in the amphitheater with a 28-piece folk ensemble from the Czech Republic, and a big H-E-B fireworks finale. This month Medina Lake hosts the No. 1 Cajun festival in Texas, so bring the family and friends. Nearby Giddings celebrates its early settlers with the 31st Wendish Fest with museum tours, folklore and more. Down Victoria way is the Czech Heritage Festival with Tarok games, accordion lessons and the famous pastry wheel. Lewisville does it up right with its Western Days Festival, bringing tamales, wild west pony rides and five stages of live entertainment. Old Town Coldspring gives tours of the historic jail and encourages folks to dress in early 1900 attire during Heritage Days.

During the month of October, head to Louisiana to check out the historic Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, with its popular mystery tours and Halloween Extravaganza. We’ve got more wild west fun in Beeville with food trucks and a parade during Bee County Western Week. Celebrate harvest and East Texas heritage in Woodville with period costumes and demonstrations in the “Living Village.” For cowboys, cannons and history, look no further than Texian Market Days at the George Ranch Historical Park in Richmond. Then celebrate Czech Heritage Day in Schertz with live music by SA Combo and authentic Czech foods.

ARTS AND CRAFTS Denton is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Arts & Autos this month, with hot rods, classics and custom rides. Quilters in Sulphur Springs, Corsicana and Houston have been busy as bees getting ready for their annual quilt shows, while Ingram’s Texas Arts & Crafts Fair has been Texas’s offical state arts and crafts fair since 1972. Next month in New Iberia, Louisiana, The Shadows hosts an Arts & Crafts Fair with more than 100 vendors and guided tours of the historic building constructed between 1831 and 1834. Find more treasures and gifts at Huntsville’s Fair on the Square with live music throughout the day, plus a variety of handmade crafts and unique art in Pearland’s Arts & Crafts on the Pavilion. You’ll be amazed at what can be sculpted out of wood in Fredericksburg with its Texas Mesquite Arts Festival on downtown’s Marktplatz. From artists’ mecca to juried festival, everybody heads to Edom in October for shopping plus demonstrations of pottery and blacksmithing. Not all art is permanent, and that doesn’t stop the street artists at the popular Kerrville Chalk Festival. For art, food and fun in a historic setting, head to the island for Galveston’s ARToberFEst, with work from more than 100 artists; while art and live music go hand in hand during Brenham’s Texas Arts & Music Festival.

(ALMOST) TOO GOOD TO EAT Nothing could be sweeter than Sugar Month at The Shadows, when southern Louisiana hosts the Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour and, toward the end of the month, Farm Fest. Grapevine lives up to its name with the 33rd Annual GrapeFest®, with samples of more than 150 local wines from dozens of Texas wineries. Some like it hot, and Houston is ground zero for the 20th annual Texas Hot Sauce Festival. In October, Possum Kingdom Lake lives up to its name with its Possum Fest, where they barbecue for fun and hungry visitors benefit from the cook-off. For more grilled goodness, Jasper 65

Salado hosts the 58th Scottish Gathering & Highland Games November 8-10, with Highland dancing, piping, drumming, and Scottish athletic events. Photo courtesy of Salado Museum and College Park. [RIGHT] ARToberFest on October 19-20 is Galveston’s premier juried fine arts festival, with art, food and fun in a historic setting. Photo by Kathy VanDewalli

returns with its Boots & BBQ Festival. The highpoint of Sulphur Springs Indian Summer Days has to be the John Chester Dutch Oven Cookoff, prepared over coals on an open wood fire. Did you know that Madisonville is the mushroom capital of Texas? Well folks there sure know it, and their Texas Mushroom Festival even includes a Shiitake 5K. You’ll be amazed at the different rice dishes on hand at the 82nd International Rice Festival over in Crowley, Louisiana; you’re invited this October, so you gotta go! Seguin honors all things pecan-related with its Pecan Fest Heritage Days; that includes a pub crawl and a celebration of rural heritage at the Red Barn. They say everything’s hotter in Texas, and you’ll find proof in Palestine with its Hot Pepper Festival; from spicy salsas to fiery Cajun cuisine and even a hot pepper eating contest for the truly brave. Paris, Texas might be celebrating its Festival of Pumpkins, but insiders know it’s also a great chance for corn dogs, funnel cakes and chocolate dipped cheesecake. Then wrap up the month of October in Fredericksburg with a full-course celebration of Texas food and wine.

FLORA AND FAUNA The 151st Washington County Fair starts up in just a few weeks; it’s the oldest county fair in the state and has earned those bragging rights. Did you know that Feliciana is Spanish for “The Happy Land?” Those happy folks near St. Francisville, Louisiana are celebrating all things hummingbird this month. And along the Texas Gulf Coast, lady anglers are looking forward to the 25th anniversary Redfish Rodeo. Galveston returns with its 10th annual Shrimp Festival that includes gumbo tastings and a cook-off. Being extinct doesn’t mean out of mind, and McKinney is hosting Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Natural Science Museum & 66 house& home | September 2019 |

Wildlife Sanctuary through February. The second oldest county fair belongs to Seguin, celebrating its 136th anniversary this year and supporting the youth of Guadalupe County. Another milestone can be found in Kerrville with the 40th annual Kerr County Fair. The gardeners at Riverside Nature Center in Kerrville are sharing their wisdom and horticulture next month with their Native Plant Sale. Over Louisiana way, the Angola Prison Rodeo never fails to deliver the wildest show in the South with bareback riding, barrel racing and chariot races. For ideas and inspiration, no other gardening program brings renowned speakers to a historic plantation setting than the Southern Garden Symposium in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

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[LEFT] Kevin Fowler headlines and there’s a Selena tribute show during Bee County’s Western Week in Beeville, October 3-6. Photo courtesy of Bee County Chamber of Commerce. [RIGHT] Experience live music, food vendors, and plenty of shopping during Fair on the Square in Huntsville. Photo courtesy of Huntsville Chamber of Commerce

21-22: Notre Dame Catholic School Festival, Kerrville, 21-22:Texas Hot Sauce Festival, Houston, 22: 31st Annual Wendish Fest, Giddings, 22: 34th Annual Victoria County Czech Heritage Festival, Victoria, 26: Farm Fest, New Iberia, Louisiana, 27-28: Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, Galveston, 27-28: Western Days, Old Town Lewisville, 27-29: McKinney Oktoberfest, McKinney, 28: 39th Annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival, Medina Lake, 28: Heritage Days, Old Town Coldspring, 28-29: Kerrville Triathlon Festival, Kerrville, 28-29: Texas Arts & Crafts Fair, Ingram, 30 (through October 5): Piecemakers’ 39th Annual Quilt Show, Corsicana,

OCTOBER 1-31: The Myrtles Halloween Extravaganza, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 3-6: Bee County Western Week, Beeville, 4-5: PKCC Possum Fest & Great Outdoors BBQ & Chili CookOff, Graford, 4-6: Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg,

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5: Shadows Arts & Crafts Fair, New Iberia, Louisiana, 5: Fall Native Plant Sale & Festival, Kerrville, 5: Fair on the Square, Huntsville, 5: Indian Summer Days and Dutch Oven Cooking Contest, Sulphur Springs, 5: Oktoberfest on the Square, La Grange, 5-6: Germanfest, Roberts Cove, Louisiana, 5-6: Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion, Pearland, 6, 13, 20, 27: Angola Prison Rodeo, Angola, Louisiana, 10-13: Harvest Moon Regatta, Port Aransas, 10-13: 136th Annual Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo, Seguin, 11-13: Texas Mesquite Arts Festival, Fredericksburg, 12: Celina Oktoberfest, Celina, 12: Champion Oaks Ranch 3rd Annual Boots & BBQ Festival, Jasper, 12-13: Kerr County Celtic Festival & Hill Country Highland Games, Ingram, 12-13: Edom Art Festival 2018, Edom, 12-13: Kerrville Chalk Festival, Kerrville, 17-20: International Rice Festival, Crowley, Louisiana, 18-19: 31st Annual Harvest Festival, Woodville,

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It's the mid 1800's and Old Town Coldspring has come to life. What was it like when light was provided by candles, cloth was made on a loom and thread was created by a spinning wheel? Native Americans campfires could be seen in the distance. Step back in time and learn  what life and times were like in Old Town Coldspring.

September 28th 10-3 Old Town Coldspring  believes our traditions and remembering the way of life in our past is important. It must be preserved and passed on.  We also believe that without a conscious effort to preserve these memories, they can easily be lost in the fast pace and noise of today's culture. Coldspring, Texas has a colorful history and our purpose in hosting Heritage Days is to have fun while teaching.

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[LEFT] Fredericksburg will celebrate its German heritage on Marktplatz during the 39th annual Oktoberfest on October 4-6. Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg Oktoberfest. [RIGHT] Enjoy live music, dancing, and stein races in historic downtown McKinney during its Oktoberfest celebration, September 27-29. Photo courtesy of Visit McKinney

18-19: Southern Garden Symposium, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 18-19: Heritage Fest & Muziky, La Grange, 18-20: Texas Arts and Music Festival, Brenham, 19: Texas Mushroom Festival, Madisonville, 19: Harvest Festival, Liberty Hill, 19-20: ARToberFEST, Galveston, 25-26: Island Oktoberfest, Galveston, 25-27: Pecan Fest Heritage Days, Seguin, 25-27: 40th Annual Kerr County Fair, Kerrville, 26: Hot Pepper Festival, Palestine, 26: Indian Summer Heritage Festival, Helena, 26: 19th annual Festival of Pumpkins, Paris, 26: Texian Market Days, Richmond, 27: Bexar County Czech-Slovak Festival, Schertz, 26: Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest, Fredericksburg, 26: Trick or Treat Trail, McKinney, 31 (through November 3): International Quilt Festival, Houston,

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NOVEMBER 2: Day of the Dead Festival, Bay City, 8-9: Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival, Winnsboro, 8-10: Kid ‘N Ewe and Llamas Too Festival, Kerrville, 8-10: 58th Annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, Salado, 9: 19th Annual Holiday Boutique, McKinney, 9: 31st Annual Heritage Syrup Festival, Henderson, 9-10: Brazos Fine Art Show, Waco, 16: Festival of Lights and Iceland Opening Day, Galveston, 23-24: Market Days, Angleton, 29 (through December 1): Home for the Holidays, McKinney,

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October 18th, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. l October 19th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.18 is School Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults $6 - Children 5 to 11 $3 - Under 5 Free


New! Lecture Series Runaway Scrape and Songs of Susanna Dicknson Thursday, October 17 • 6pm • $10 Entry Thursday Only

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Houston House & Home Magazine September 2019 Issue  

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Houston House & Home Magazine September 2019 Issue  

The Complete Resource Magazine for Your Home in Houston