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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's $43 Million Mansion

Houston's most expensive home ever: $43 million super mansion hits the market, shatters records

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston's own Versailles, a palatial Memorial-area chateau with 27,000-plus square feet of living space on a private, park-like 2.5 wooded acres, hits the market with a royal ...


Houston Modern Home Tour

Houston Modern Home Tour showcases city's best new contemporary design and architecture

By Barbara Kuntz

Seven modern architectural beauties showcasing some of the city's best creations in contemporary design go on tour in the 2014 self-driving, self-paced Houston Modern Home Tour.  


Major Park Makeover

Redoing Memorial Park: New $100 million plan to change Houston's most important green space forever

By Barbara Kuntz

A proposed grass- and tree-covered land bridge spanning about 800 feet across Memorial Drive designed to reconnect Memorial Park's north and south sections is just one highlight in the ...


Get Artsy

The ultimate art lounge: Furniture design power and CultureMap team up for Houston Fine Art Fair retreat

By Barbara Kuntz

Modern furniture design house Cantoni and partner CultureMap are unveiling an impressive installation of their own at the Houston Fine Art Fair, one exhibiting expert craftsmanship, sophisticated color palette and ...


A Sitting Ovation

The best chairs ever: University of Houston students win honors for their wildly unique seats

By Barbara Kuntz

University of Houston architecture students, take a bow — or make that a seat — for your creations in this year's "Wilsonart Challenges...” Student Chair Design Competition.  


Houston Genius Rewarded

Project Row Houses pioneer wins a Genius Grant — and takes home $625,000 with no strings attached

By Barbara Kuntz

We have a genius among us — a person Houstonians already know who stands out as an extraordinarily creative visionary. Artist and social activist Rick Lowe, founder of Project Row Houses ...


On The Market

A groovy, far-out house shakes up the Houston real estate scene: You can just feel the shag in this baby

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 ...


Downtown Theatre Fire

Storied downtown theatre catches on fire, turning the lunch hour into a rush of trucks and smoke

By Barbara Kuntz, Joel Luks

A smoky scene greeted downtown lunch-goers with the storied Alley Theatre catching fire early Thursday afternoon. The two-alarm blaze forced the under-renovation building to be evacuated and brought a quick ...


On The Market

Rare little gem: A renovated 1938 Houston home hits the market with a $950,000 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 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston's new park place? Seven-story condo building to rise over Buffalo Bayou Park with views galore

By Barbara Kuntz

Riva at the Park, a seven-story, 22-unit condominium mid-rise developed by Sims Luxury Builders, is set for construction at 3331 D’Amico St. off Allen Parkway with views of Buffalo ...


Houston Celeb Dream House

Renee Zellweger tries to unload her dream farmhouse for $1.6 million, touts its friend-making ways with true Katy charm

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 ...


Dream House Revamp

Dream house revamp? This renovated Mid-Century Modern has plenty of corner appeal for under $800,000

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 ...


Striking Montrose Estate

Picture perfect: Striking Montrose estate with towering hedges offers sweet privacy — for a $2.1 million 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 ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Once mocked new Montrose luxury condo development tries again — with revamped sky-high plans

By Barbara Kuntz

A seven-story modernist luxury condominium redesigned by a renowned architecture firm will rise at 3615 Montrose Blvd., the site of the former The River Cafe, if a recent variance request ...


Pearls and Ice

Houston's mayor jumps into the Ice Bucket Challenge, calls out Jadeveon Clowney and zings the Astros

By Barbara Kuntz

Sitting in her backyard on a sunny day wearing pearls and a roller derby T-shirt, Mayor Annise Parker beat the Houston heat for a worthy cause by taking the ALS ...


On The Market

The Shopping Pad: This near half million dollar condo wows with location, location, location

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 ...


Happiness Happens

National design expert transforms hospital room into "happy place" on $250 budget

By Barbara Kuntz

When a 16-year-old patient left her Texas Children's Hospital room recently for her morning routine, she returned to find her once-sparse corner a made-over "happy place" filled with stuffed ...


Beach House With A View

$1.7 million island getaway offers rooms with a view of Galveston Bay and beyond

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 ...


Neat Fleet

Extreme makeover: Garbage recycling trucks are transformed into unique works of art

By Barbara Kuntz

Mobile artworks on wheels are hitting Houston streets as several recycling trucks have gotten an extreme makeover as part of a partnership celebrating the city's artists and its commitment ...


Boutique Boom

Boutique hotel is the latest addition to downtown Houston building boom

By Barbara Kuntz

Downtown Houston has long been considered to have a woeful lack of hotel rooms, but that is changing with at least nine hotels planned or under construction. The latest to ...


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