Austin | Dallas | Houston
CultureMap Contributors
Barbara Kuntz, head shot, column mug, October 2012

Barbara Kuntz

Photography Editor

Home/Design

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

See list of all CultureMap contributors
All articles by this author.  409 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 21

On The Market

A West U dream house? This "modest" $1.66 million home is packed with special amenities (and bathrooms)

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 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston's own European village? New luxury townhouse development includes its own showy canal

By Barbara Kuntz

Somerset Green — a residential community designed to emulate a European village with three- to four-story luxury townhomes in Regency and Normandy architectural style which come complete with a canal, large ...


On The Market

This $2.38 million ranch mansion gives new definition to turnkey: Talk about millionaire ready

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 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

EaDo game changer: New 12-story luxury tower with restaurants aims to shake up stadium land

By Barbara Kuntz

City View Terrace, a 12-story, 336-unit luxury apartment complex with ground-floor retail space, is coming to EaDo with hopes of becoming a catalyst for development in the area. Developer Premier ...


Celeb Mansion For Sale

Celebrity preacher tries to sell Beyonce family mansion for millions despite abandoned renovation project

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 ...


Extreme Man Caves

Houston's weirdest home improvement requests: One comes straight from a billionaire's playbook

By Barbara Kuntz

Man caves, shark aquariums and hair removal, oh my! Those three unrelated items actually are related in a peculiar way as the most requested quirky desires Houstonians have for home ...


Changing Houston

New restaurants and sidewalk cafes to transform Houston's convention center: A Super vision?

By Barbara Kuntz

About 30,000 square feet in new commercial space is in the works for the George R. Brown Convention Center to help attract as many as seven new retail, restaurant ...


Texas' Richest City

The richest city in Texas is right here in the Houston area: Only three towns in America are wealthier

By Barbara Kuntz

Take 2.1 square miles with about 1,000 homes owned by residents earning a median yearly income of $233,636 and what do you have? Piney Point Village, the ...


Home Decor

Booked up? Add a a personal touch to your home with well-styled bookshelves

By Barbara Kuntz

Let's get personal ... about bookshelves. "Bookshelves need to be personal," award-winning interior designer Chandos Dodson Epley of Chandos Interiors says. "You don't want your home to look like ...


On The Market

River Oaks stunner brings the wow factor back to Houston's real estate scene: An indoor-outdoor puzzle

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 ...


Montrose's Million Dollar Bet

Houston's own Glass House: Million dollar Montrose condos modeled after dead superstar architect's work

By Barbara Kuntz

Pre-sales for are now underway for 34 units in Houston's own "Glass House": The proposed and approved seven-story 3615 Montrose boutique condominium where prices per apartment run from $1 ...


Changing Houston

Iconic Houston building that dates back to the 1920s could become another luxury apartment tower

By Barbara Kuntz

Preliminary plans are circulating showing the 1927 Art Deco-style Great Southwest Building, formerly the Petroleum Building, as one of the latest possible residential towers for downtown Houston. The Downtown Living ...


One Blooming House

Historic flower house hits the market with a near $900,000 price tag — and plenty of upgrades

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 ...


Swinging Large

Gorilla bachelors bound for Houston require special care: Zoo preps for big arrivals

By Barbara Kuntz

Three "swinging" bachelors are headed to the Bayou City, ready to make the Houston Zoo their new home. Chaka, age 30, 23-year-old Mike and 14-year-old Ajari are the first of ...


Designing Woman

Stunning reality TV star goes beyond smoke and mirrors: These expert design tips are no illusion

By Barbara Kuntz

In this new periodic series, Houston's hottest interior designers offer fresh ideas to revive spaces throughout your home, from the kitchen to the bedroom. Let's get started! "Smoke ...


Real Estate Rumblings

What oil gloom? Sky's only rising in Houston: Another new luxury apartment tower going up downtown

By Barbara Kuntz

The "sky's" the limit in Houston. Another new SkyHouse luxury residential tower geared toward young professionals is starting to rise in downtown as SkyHouse Main, joining its two sister ...


Changing Houston

Another new park for Houston? Endangered community garden's land sought for city green space

By Barbara Kuntz

An organic community garden in a Montrose-area historic district may become the city's next new green space. The city has submitted a letter of intent to purchase the 8 ...


On The Market

The most dramatic penthouse ever? This Buffalo Bayou perch packs in a lot of views for $739,000

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 ...


New Shopping Center Rising

Heights changer: A new shopping and entertainment hub with an Uchi connection set to rise in historic hood

By Barbara Kuntz

Heights Mercantile, a new office, restaurant and retail development including a brand-new building and the renovation of three existing structures, is planned for the site of a former Pappas Restaurants ...


Gorillas In Our Midst

Gorillas in our midst: King Kong-sized murals herald arrival of new Houston Zoo home

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston is going ape over gorillas. Right before our eyes, large-scale murals featuring King Kong-sized creatures are appearing throughout the city. The "urban jungle" transformation is happening as part of ...


All articles by this author.  409 Results. Showing 1 to 20
Page 1 of 21
Get Our Emails

Daily Digest

The Dining Report

Promo Alerts

We will not share or sell your email address