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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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Houston Wins America's No. 1 City

Houston named America's No. 1 city by top national magazine: Oil bust no matter

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston has landed the No. 1 spot on Forbes' latest annual list of America's Fastest-Growing Cities. "Thanks in large part to the boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, which ...


On The Market

The renovated mansion: 2005 build completely redone — and relisted with a $3.9 million asking price

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 ...


Dropping House Knowledge

Look hot, not old: Top Houston designer reveals what to avoid and embrace this year

By Barbara Kuntz

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


Houston's Fairytale House

Like magic? Fairytale house by Rice Village becomes the latest home discounted in city's new real estate reality

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 ...


Park Game Changer

Goodbye golf, hello world class greenspace? Houston Botanical Garden plans speed forward with land secured

By Barbara Kuntz

A botanical garden could sprout on the site of one of Houston's seven municipal golf courses. Houston City Council's approved a contract with the Houston Botanic Garden for ...


Houston History

Freedmen's Town historic brick roads get a last-minute reprieve as judge temporarily backs preservationists

By Barbara Kuntz

A last-minute, 14-day restraining order has temporarily stopped city crews from removing 100-year-old road paving bricks in Freedmen's Town as part of a citywide infrastructure improvement plan. The bricks ...


Designing Woman

Five tips that will make you less of a sheep: One of Houston's hottest designers unloads

By Barbara Kuntz

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


A Walking Maze In The City

A new walking maze for Houston: Freedmen's Town Labyrinth brings magic to a demolished church site

By Barbara Kuntz

Crossing paths in a labyrinth isn't an objective in the meditative experience of walking these historically based creations, but that's just how one such "maze" came to being ...


On The Market

Updated $1.2 million Tanglewood townhome with gourmet kitchen retains a Mid-Century modern feel

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 ...


MLK Oratory Competition

Students honor Martin Luther King's memory with powerful speeches that encourage positive change

By Barbara Kuntz

The words of freedom rang from 250 young contestants during the 19th Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition as Cornelius Elementary School fifth-grader Chase Roberts was declared the winner, just ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Luxury developers aim to bring Charleston's historic squares to Houston: A charming vision?

By Barbara Kuntz

Crain Square, a development of 62 luxury townhomes inspired by the architecture found in the historic squares of Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; Georgetown in Washington, D.C. and Virginia ...


New Pediatric Tower for Texas Children's

There's nowhere to go but up in Texas Children's Hospital $506 million expansion

By Barbara Kuntz

At the Texas Medical Center, there's nowhere to go but up. The board of Texas Children's Hospital has "enthusiastically approved" a $506 million expansion on the medical center ...


Houston Rents Climb

Houston rents continue to climb: Guess what surprising neighborhood is most expensive

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's average apartment rentals topped out as the second most expensive in the state and 24th nationwide in December 2014, according to ApartmentList, an online apartment rental marketplace that ...


What's Next For Swimming Hole

What's up with Houston's Swimming Hole? Idea floats to next level with link to quality of life group

By Barbara Kuntz

Buoyed by a fundraising campaign that exceeded its goals, the "Houston Needs a Swimming Hole" idea now floats to the next level. Team members Monte Large, Evan O'Neil and ...


School Days

Protesting HISD bus drivers show little remorse over leaving school kids stranded in the cold

By Barbara Kuntz

Dozens of Houston ISD students were left waiting in Thursday's freezing temps for bus drivers who didn't show up for work in a protest with district officials over ...


A Special Return

Family dogs kidnapped by a mad FedEx delivery man are rescued by good samaritans

By Barbara Kuntz

Talk about a "special delivery"  — the bad and the good kind. The bad: A FedEx driver kidnapped a Houston area family's dogs earlier this week when they were outside ...


Paw Palaces

Houston's best and worst neighborhoods for pets revealed: New analysis shakes up Bayou City's dog love

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston throws out the welcome mat — and the dog and cat beds — for renters with pets, especially in the Museum District. The Bayou City metro-area ranks third in the country ...


In Pictures

Houstonians don't freak out over the freeze! Cold handled well, defying those Texas stereotypes

By Barbara Kuntz

Below 32-degrees temps didn't put a freeze on Houstonians' morning, especially with (somewhat) warming sunshine and gorgeous blue skies above. Rather, Bayou City residents bundled up — and bundled up ...


On The Market

A Pool House bargain? Showcase home in tony subdivision already 10 percent off, playland 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 ...


Animal Terror

Animal Killers: Stray dogs viciously prey on rescue horse and donkey, terrorize local farm

By Barbara Kuntz

A pack of five stray dogs attacked and killed a horse and donkey at a rescue farm in Shepherd, marking the second time since the facility opened last year that ...


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