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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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Real Estate Rumblings

Houses now selling at breakneck speed in Houston: Only three cities in America turn over homes faster

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston homes continue to sell like hot cakes, staying on the market for only 17 days on average before being gobbled up by hungry buyers. That's according to a ...


Historic Mansion Sale

Historic Weingarten mansion complex goes on sale for $2.2 million — as a complete restoration project

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 Buildings

The best buildings in Houston and beyond: This year's AIA Awards celebrate history and stunning innovation

By Barbara Kuntz

A dozen structures designed by architects practicing in the Houston metropolitan area stand out as the best works this year — with most of the projects right here in the Bayou ...


The Green Townhouse

The green townhouse: This $614,000 Museum District perch brings stunning yard space with treetop views

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 ...


In The Smilebooth

What was he really thinking? Masked man at CultureMap Summer Social reveals some deep thoughts

By Barbara Kuntz

A masked gent, possibly the most interesting man in the world, brought tequila (snowcones) to the thirsty crowds at CultureMap's Summer Social  — as well as crazy-fun to the Smilebooth ...


On The Market

Marked as teardown, now a treasure: Houston's only Frank Lloyd Wright house is a preservation beauty

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 ...


Manziel No. 1 in sales

Jersey boys: Manziel leads NFL in merchandise sales; Texans star falls out of top 10

By Barbara Kuntz

Looks like Johnny Manziel's famous "show me the money" finger-rubbing gesture can be at least partially justified: The Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback is the NFL's reigning merchandise king ...


On The Market

Backyard paradise: Suburban home features swim-up bar, waterfalls and even a beach

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 With Garden Views

Garden views from every room highlight $2.2 million spec house from inventive Houston builder

By Barbara Kuntz

Modern-style builder Carol Isaak Barden admits her latest undertaking, the 5,000-square-foot "The House of Many Gardens" in the Rice Village area, presented a different challenge. "I've never landscaped ...


Best Outdoor Furniture Stores

Houston's Best Outdoor Furniture Stores: Backyard and patio pieces from budget to luxe

By Barbara Kuntz

As temps get higher, many outdoor furniture stores are offering discount sales, so now's the time to pick up those pieces you've been admiring to enjoy today and ...


Downtown Living

Downtown living shoots sky high with 40-story residential tower in Market Square

By Barbara Kuntz

Downtown living opportunities just shot sky high with plans for Market Square Tower, the urban core's largest residential project at 40 stories tall. The tower, with 463 apartments, will ...


Bush cleans house

Bush cleans house: Auction items include presidential memories from 41 and 43

By Barbara Kuntz

If furniture could talk, a lot of family memories — and maybe a few presidential secrets — would come forward in an ongoing auction taking place in Houston. Sharon Bush, the former ...


More Apartments

Prime Heights property makes way for midrise apartments with downtown views

By Barbara Kuntz

Elan Heights, a 10-story midrise with 327 units, will occupy a prime site at the Taylor Street bridge near Woodland Heights where the aging Skyline Central apartments once stood. Designed ...


The Bar Condo

Urban Houston: Downtown condo on Main Street brings hot new bar scene home for under $300,000

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 ...


Spring Tragedy

Donations pour in for heroic surviving teen daughter of Spring family massacre as suspect creates a court scene

By Barbara Kuntz

An outpouring of generosity is bringing a little bit of sunshine to the reeling Spring community — and beyond — just days after the execution-style murders of six people, including four children ...


Houston's Tiniest Park

Houston's tiniest park: City's first parklet rises from one converted asphalt parking space

By Barbara Kuntz

A parking space converted into Houston's first parklet brought a mini-media frenzy — and fun street party — to 19th Street in the Heights, where New Living artisans, city officials and ...


An Air Conditioned Legacy

New English manor inspired townhouses replace historic demolished Houston mansion

By Barbara Kuntz

Courtlandt Manor — a "Wroxton Abbey" inspired development of 14 four-story townhomes — is set to break ground this summer at 411 Lovett Blvd., once the site of Houston's first home ...


New Living

Salvaging historic trees and crafting unique furniture redefines business as usual at this unique Houston store

By Barbara Kuntz

"Let's Build Together" is the motto at Made at New Living, where local artisans work hand-in-hand with customers to create one-of-a-kind tables, chairs, planters, whatever the desire, using locally ...


Houston Theme Park Fever

Crazy theme park fever? (New) AstroWorld cited as a reason to move to Houston by national real estate group

By Barbara Kuntz

A real estate blog based in California is showing through images what it believes are the Top 23 reasons to move to Houston — and an extremely popular but very former ...


Houston's Historic Mansion

This $11.5 million Houston mansion brings historic luxury — and the legend of the indoor home skating rink

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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