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Barbara Kuntz

Photography Editor

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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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Look Inside

Stunning modern Houston homes shown off in new tour: Renovations, revamps and even a bridge house

By Barbara Kuntz

Step inside seven of Houston's finest examples of modern and contemporary residential architecture during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston's two-day, self-driven 2014 Home Tour.    


New Restaurant's Noise Trouble

New Houston restaurant tackles its "rock concert" level noise problem in a most artistic way

By Barbara Kuntz

Leave it to The Menil Collection to address a problem in a most creative — and artistic — fashion. Since Bistro Menil opened Oct. 1, diners and food critics alike stopping by ...


Houston's Sexy Movie Townhouse

Houston's sexy movie townhouse: This $1.9 million abode looks like it's lifted from the silver screen

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 ...


Houston's Best Hotel Suite

Houston's most over the top hotel suite? New penthouses bring luxe furnishings and a pillow menu

By Barbara Kuntz

If you just adore a penthouse view, check out Hotel Derek's newly redesigned Penthouse Suites decorated with furnishings from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. The cost: $2,200 a night ...


CultureMap B'Day Revelers

CultureMap birthday revelers prove they really know how to party — and strike a pose

By Barbara Kuntz

CultureMap's fifth birthday bash was an evening to remember. And a lot of party guests took home memories after a visit to the Smilebooth. See some of our favorite ...


On the Market

Fallen University of Texas star puts his Royal Oaks mansion on sale at a reduced 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 ...


Media Rumblings

All-news radio station suddenly shutters, replaced by All Beyoncé format: Media all-stars fired in bloodletting

By Barbara Kuntz

News 92, Houston's first all-news FM radio station, shocked its listeners and employees today, suddenly firing all 47 staff members and immediately debuting a new temporary format: All-Beyoncé Channel ...


Insider Tips

Texas' most unlikely tourist destination? Waco — yes, Waco — quietly pushes to become a major getaway lure

By Barbara Kuntz

Waco is a wonderful place to grow up. Baylor University offers educational and athletic events, the symphony and local community theaters present concerts and plays and Lake Waco provides a ...


Rare Cheap Houston Home

A darling home for $175,000 in Houston? Believe it or not, it's still possible in this crazy real estate time

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 ...


Best Pixs Of The Day

Cute, hilarious and stunning photos: A look back at Houston's best Pixs of the Day

By Barbara Kuntz

CultureMap has consistently illustrated its articles these past five years with outstanding images from freelancers, contributors, staff and a team of incredibly talented photographers. "Best photos" would be a very ...


Montrose's $1.7 Million Zen House

Montrose's Zen house: This $1.7 million escape comes with its own spa and rooftop garden

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 ...


Defying The Teardown Craze

Defying Houston's teardown craze, these miraculous home remodels and rebuilds keep history alive

By Barbara Kuntz

Several miraculous remodels, makeovers and even complete home rebuilds caught our attention — and readers' too — during CultureMap's first five years of covering residential real estate in Houston and beyond ...


10 Fab Homes

10 fabulous Houston homes — from most unique to most expensive — offer unforgettable memories

By Barbara Kuntz

People love to look at photos of pretty houses. Just take a look at the ka-zillions of home, decor, interior design, makeover, etc. magazines and e-magazines solely dedicated to these ...


On The Market

Historic River Oaks home goes up for sale: Storied architect cred comes with a $1.9 million price tag

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 ...


Houston's $43 Million Mansion

Houston's most expensive home ever: $43 million super mansion hits the market, shatters records

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's own Versailles, a palatial Memorial-area chateau with 27,000-plus square feet of living space on a private, park-like 2.5 wooded acres, hits the market with a royal ...


Houston Modern Home Tour

Houston Modern Home Tour showcases city's best new contemporary design and architecture

By Barbara Kuntz

Seven modern architectural beauties showcasing some of the city's best creations in contemporary design go on tour in the 2014 self-driving, self-paced Houston Modern Home Tour.  


Major Park Makeover

Redoing Memorial Park: New $100 million plan to change Houston's most important green space forever

By Barbara Kuntz

A proposed grass- and tree-covered land bridge spanning about 800 feet across Memorial Drive designed to reconnect Memorial Park's north and south sections is just one highlight in the ...


Get Artsy

The ultimate art lounge: Furniture design power and CultureMap team up for Houston Fine Art Fair retreat

By Barbara Kuntz

Modern furniture design house Cantoni and partner CultureMap are unveiling an impressive installation of their own at the Houston Fine Art Fair, one exhibiting expert craftsmanship, sophisticated color palette and ...


A Sitting Ovation

The best chairs ever: University of Houston students win honors for their wildly unique seats

By Barbara Kuntz

University of Houston architecture students, take a bow — or make that a seat — for your creations in this year's "Wilsonart Challenges...” Student Chair Design Competition.  


Houston Genius Rewarded

Project Row Houses pioneer wins a Genius Grant — and takes home $625,000 with no strings attached

By Barbara Kuntz

We have a genius among us — a person Houstonians already know who stands out as an extraordinarily creative visionary. Artist and social activist Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses ...


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