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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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Art in the Park

Colossal spider spotted in Hermann Park — and it's a sight to see

By Barbara Kuntz

A giant arachnid just descended upon Hermann Park, weaving its web of sorts just above the Jones Reflection Pool where it appears to float on the water's surface as ...


House Fun

Home tour provides a unique look at an underrated Houston neighborhood: Where the gardens bloom

By Barbara Kuntz

A neighborhood in bloom highlights six architecturally diverse homes highlighted in Garden Oaks Home & Garden Tour, set for noon to 6 p.m. this Sunday.  


Bomb Shelter House

This $500,000 Houston house comes with its own bomb shelter: Talk about bang for your buck

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 ...


Five Questions

Design expert zeroes in on transforming blighted urban areas into liveable, lovely spaces

By Barbara Kuntz

New York-based urban planning critic Karrie Jacobs was so inspired by photographs of Buffalo Bayou improvements, she included a mention of the ongoing concrete-to-green transformation in a February article in ...


Tree House Living

Tree house living in Houston: A sleek $750,000 condo makes Memorial Park your backyard

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 ...


Pix of the Day

The most spectacular picture of the Blood Moon reveals the real truths of the phenomenon

By Barbara Kuntz

While most of us were sleeping, the moon turned into a cosmic red ball and glowed rather ominously in the sky in the wee hours this morning as the Blood ...


A $3.5 Million Cape House

A New England escape in the middle of Houston? This cape mansion brings it with a $3.5 million 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 ...


Pix of the Day

Houston Zoo animals paint pictures — no, really — to help their endangered orangutan friends

By Barbara Kuntz

Some very talented artists are ready for a biennial art show at the Houston Zoo, only after much preparation, concentration and hard work. And they're not members of the ...


Small House Fever

A bungalow near the Bayou for $395,000? Houston's real estate craze isn't just about mega mansions

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 ...


Gay Wedding Winners

Houston couple goes soaring — literally — after winning gay wedding contest

By Barbara Kuntz

It's up, up and away for Houstonians Jeff Robertson and Jeremiah Pyant as they ready for the hot air balloon ride of their lives, traveling across the Texas state ...


Cool New Sculpture

It's a woman? It's a flower? James Surls explains his towering sculpture that's sprouted on Kirby

By Barbara Kuntz

Spring has truly sprung in Houston with Tree with Three Flowers, a 38-foot-tall sculpture created by world-renowned artist James Surls, sprouting overnight at one of Houston's busiest intersections as ...


On the Market

In a city of teardowns, restored John Staub-designed house stands out

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 ...


ZZ Top's Houston Concert

Houston hombres ZZ Top team with Jeff Beck for rockin' concert tour

By Barbara Kuntz

Classic rockers ZZ Top and Jeff Beck are uniting to bring a high-energy show with jammin' guitars to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Sept. 12 in ...


CultureMap exclusive: On the Market

New $9 million John Staub-inspired mansion with garages for 14 cars is builder's dream

By Barbara Kuntz

A Houston builder/broker is readdressing the classic John Staub architectural style so tied with prominent Bayou City homes with a $9 million mansion now for sale.  Zora Spevak, owner ...


A Whopper of a Sale

Former Houstonian's megamansion breaks real estate record sales at $102 million — in cash

By Barbara Kuntz

The Beverly Hills-area megamansion known as Fleur de Lys owned by former Houston socialite Suzanne Saperstein just sold for $102 million. In cash. Believe it or not, that's less ...


Let's go fly a kite!

Strange flying objects over Hermann Park cause quite a stir — and create a colorful scene

By Barbara Kuntz

Saturday's breezes uplifted more than 5,000 fun-loving spirits at the Hermann Park Conservancy's first annual kite festival in Hermann Park. The spectacular turnout of young and old ...


Bugged Out

Creepy crazy ants swarm into Houston: Billions of them are invading — with the warm weather

By Barbara Kuntz

An upsurge in computer glitches and even sudden power outages are very possible in the next few weeks as a familiar but very unwanted "bug" returns to Houston. Make that ...


Paradise For Sale

Buying a piece of paradise: A Mexican penthouse brings a $1.2 million price tag and tropical wows

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 ...


Home Tour Fever

House surgery: This creative Rice home tour highlights residences that have been enhanced

By Barbara Kuntz

Rice Design Alliance's annual spring architecture tour arrives with an interesting theme, "Additionally," which spotlights eight Houston residences that have been creatively enhanced with substantial additions in recent years ...


On the Market

This near $1 million home in West U creates an open house frenzy: Peek inside a red-bricked stunner

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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