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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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Changing Houston

City changer? Giant new Houston greenspace takes shape after nationwide search

By Barbara Kuntz

After a nationwide search, officials with nonprofit Houston Botanic Garden just named West 8, an award-winning international urban design and landscape architecture firm, to lead the master plan development for ...


New Houston Landmark?

A new Houston landmark? Tower next to the city's hot new shopping hub brings extremely bold intentions

By Barbara Kuntz

Recently released renderings of The Wilshire at River Oaks District, a 17-story luxury residential tower planned adjacent to the under-construction River Oaks District shopping and dining destination between Westheimer and ...


Bike Friendly Home Romp

The Heights' best revamped houses: This home tour embraces change and new construction

By Barbara Kuntz

Celebrating renovated historic and recently constructed residences, the Houston Heights Association's 2015 Spring Home & Garden Tour showcases six houses following the theme, "Embracing Change."


On The Market

Exclusive River Oaks mansion with its own water wall goes on sale for $4.3 million

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Rice Design Alliance Tour

A stunning home tour that shows off the entire city: All of Houston's wards — and their unusual houses — finally get their due

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's ward system takes center stage in the Rice Design Alliance's Spring 2015 Architecture Tour.


Blue Bell Off Shelves

Blue Bell expands ice cream recall; supermarkets remove product made in Oklahoma from shelves

By Barbara Kuntz

Some of Houston's largest grocery retailers are pulling Blue Bell Ice Cream products made at its Oklahoma-based plant from their shelves after three Kansas hospital patients recently died after ...


On The Market

The massage condo: This $439,000 converted space comes with a special perk

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Shabby Chic Shopping Tips

Shabby Chic designer embraces the imperfections — and best ways to shop fabulous Texas flea markets

By Barbara Kuntz

Shabby chic queen Rachel Ashwell remembers as a young girl her mum delicately repairing abandoned vintage dolls at home and then taking them to sell at London's Cambridge Passage ...


On The Market

Striking steel house in The Heights with perfectly fake grass on sale for $1.25 million

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Houston's Green Makeover

$220 million overhaul will make Memorial Park too nice? Plan approved amid strange city council concerns

By Barbara Kuntz

The estimated $220 million Memorial Park Long-Range Master Plan to overhaul the city's largest green space has gotten an unanimous thumbs up from Houston City Council. The approval came ...


Pix of the Day

Helicopter drops 20,000 eggs on the Fifth Ward: The ultimate urban Easter egg hunt?

By Barbara Kuntz

Easter came early this year to the Fifth Ward when a helicopter dropped 20,000 plastic, goodie-filled eggs during the annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival. Participants young and old waited ...


Tricked Out Living

$3.8 million mega "palace" penthouse emerges as the showpiece of a new condo development near River Oaks

By Barbara Kuntz

The Monroe at Bayou Park, a new $20 million, six-story, luxury mid-rise planned between River Oaks and downtown, promises eight spacious units and a 7,000-square-foot penthouse that marketing materials ...


Marlowe Man

Sexy Marlowe Man lures condo buyers downtown with those bedroom eyes

By Barbara Kuntz

Move over Marlboro Man and The Most Interesting Man in the World. There's a new marketing hunk in town, and Marlowe is his name: A sexy, handsome man with ...


Smiles at CultureMap Social

CultureMap's fun-filled Spring Social brings out the smiles in everyone

By Barbara Kuntz

Whether it was the fantastic weather, the flowing drinks, the delicious bites or the hopping music, the 200-plus young professionals at CultureMap's recent spring social were all smiles.  


On the Market

Renovated Eastside cottage combines historic details and modern upgrades for under $330,000

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Go Antiquing

Antiquing Power: Round Top Antiques Fair gets early start thanks to creative, vintage-loving Houston couple

By Barbara Kuntz

Gorgeous bluebonnets now blooming are not the only things singing praises to spring in Round Top. The Vintage Round Top booth, owned by Houstonians Paige and Smoot Hull, opens its ...


Design Market

A Houston market celebrates 30 years with powerful women: These designing ladies have secrets you can use

By Barbara Kuntz

Mark your calendars now for "Leading in Design Spring Design Market 2015" set for April 7 and 8 at The Houston Design Center. This year the center's celebrating its ...


On the Market

This condo brings urban swank to River Oaks for under $700,000 — sexy views included

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Wrecking Ball

Historic downtown school building slated for demolition despite protests by former students

By Barbara Kuntz

Salvageable bricks and a cross above Incarnate Word Academy's "1905 Building" are all that will likely soon be left of one of downtown Houston's most historic structures. The ...


Fab Finds

Brighten up your garden with whimsical butterfly, bird and frog ceramics and furniture

By Barbara Kuntz

Fluttering butterflies, singing birds, happy frogs and more are coming to your garden this spring, thanks to new whimsical and beautiful introductions to MacKenzie-Childs' 2015 lineup. The skilled artisans at ...


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