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Barbara Kuntz

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Barbara Kuntz is CultureMap photo editor and also writes the Quick Fix home design segment and other lifestyle and entertainment features.

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On The Market

A groovy, far-out house shakes up the Houston real estate scene: You can just feel the shag in this baby

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Downtown Theatre Fire

Storied downtown theatre catches on fire, turning the lunch hour into a rush of trucks and smoke

By Barbara Kuntz, Joel Luks

A smoky scene greeted downtown lunch-goers with the storied Alley Theatre catching fire early Thursday afternoon. The two-alarm blaze forced the under-renovation building to be evacuated and brought a quick ...


On The Market

Rare little gem: A renovated 1938 Houston home hits the market with a $950,000 asking price

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


On The Market

Rare little gem: A renovated 1938 Houston home hits the market with a $950,000 asking price

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston's new park place? Seven-story condo building to rise over Buffalo Bayou Park with views galore

By Barbara Kuntz

Riva at the Park, a seven-story, 22-unit condominium mid-rise developed by Sims Luxury Builders, is set for construction at 3331 D’Amico St. off Allen Parkway with views of Buffalo ...


Houston Celeb Dream House

Renee Zellweger tries to unload her dream farmhouse for $1.6 million, touts its friend-making ways with true Katy charm

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Dream House Revamp

Dream house revamp? This renovated Mid-Century Modern has plenty of corner appeal for under $800,000

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Striking Montrose Estate

Picture perfect: Striking Montrose estate with towering hedges offers sweet privacy — for a $2.1 million price

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Once mocked new Montrose luxury condo development tries again — with revamped sky-high plans

By Barbara Kuntz

A seven-story modernist luxury condominium redesigned by a renowned architecture firm will rise at 3615 Montrose Blvd., the site of the former The River Cafe, if a recent variance request ...


Pearls and Ice

Houston's mayor jumps into the Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out Jadeveon Clowney and zings the Astros

By Barbara Kuntz

Sitting in her backyard on a sunny day wearing pearls and a roller derby T-shirt, Mayor Annise Parker beat the Houston heat for a worthy cause by taking the ALS ...


On The Market

The Shopping Pad: This near half million dollar condo wows with location, location, location

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Happiness Happens

National design expert transforms hospital room into "happy place" on $250 budget

By Barbara Kuntz

When a 16-year-old patient left her Texas Children's Hospital room recently for her morning routine, she returned to find her once-sparse corner a made-over "happy place" filled with stuffed ...


Beach House With A View

$1.7 million island getaway offers rooms with a view of Galveston Bay and beyond

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


Neat Fleet

Extreme makeover: Garbage recycling trucks are transformed into unique works of art

By Barbara Kuntz

Mobile artworks on wheels are hitting Houston streets as several recycling trucks have gotten an extreme makeover as part of a partnership celebrating the city's artists and its commitment ...


Boutique Boom

Boutique hotel is the latest addition to downtown Houston building boom

By Barbara Kuntz

Downtown Houston has long been considered to have a woeful lack of hotel rooms, but that is changing with at least nine hotels planned or under construction. The latest to ...


Fundraising Campaign Halted

Survivor of mass shooting and relatives ask for halt to fundraising campaign

By Barbara Kuntz

After surpassing the $400,000 mark, the "Stay Family Tragedy - Cassidy Stay Fund" created to assist the sole survivor of a shooting spree that left her parents and four siblings ...


Real Estate Rumblings

New 30-story, high-rise to save historic oak trees — and Becks Prime: Old apartments in danger though

By Barbara Kuntz

Tree huggers have reason to celebrate. But residents of a low-key apartment complex that dates back to 1949 may not be so thrilled. A local developer is taking extra steps ...


In Pictures

The most shocking Supermoon pictures and truths: Why it's all just an illusion

By Barbara Kuntz

Sky observers in Houston — and rest of the Northern Hemisphere — got a special treat on Sunday as a supermoon glowed behind a somewhat cloudy sky, and a double dose of ...


Hometown Glory

Memorial dream house wows: Houston interior designer wins Best Kitchen honors from a national magazine

By Barbara Kuntz

What began with hopes of being recognized in a national magazine led to a Texas-based interior designer's dream coming true as she won "Best Kitchen" honors from the prestigious ...


River Oaks Party Palace

River Oaks' Party Palace: Opulent mansion with a crazy history — and a baron past — hits the market

By Barbara Kuntz

Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through ...


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