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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.

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On the Market

House with a history: $3.4 million dollar mansion recalls early development of River Oaks

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 ...


Maison & Objet Paris

Best new home items from Paris design show: Baccarat faucets, 3-D textiles, Lalique butterflys & more

By Barbara Kuntz

Baccarat crystal faucet handles with built-in glowing LED lights, textiles in mesmerizing 3D patterns and swimming fish, blooming flowers and flying birds projected onto surfaces to create a living interior ...


Fab Find

Home design superstar goes laminate crazy: But you've never seen it like this — a classic goes bold

By Barbara Kuntz

Bringing the Adler touch to your home is easier than ever thanks to a buzzy new Formica offering, The Jonathan Adler Collection. Just introduced at the Kitchen and Bath Industry ...


Luxury Stores Laugh

High-end Houston stores completely unfazed by the oil bust: "The rich are still rich . . ."

By Barbara Kuntz

Despite the slumping price of oil, high-end Houston stores are insisting it's business as usual. In fact, many saw record sales and traffic in December 2014. But they're ...


Funeral Bars Reborn

Infamous funeral bars getting replaced by a $125 million mixed-use tower: Neighbors' prayers answered?

By Barbara Kuntz

The Kirby Collection, a $125 million mixed-used development aiming to create the ultimate live-work-play community where a rowdy collection of funeral home bars once stood, is set to break ground ...


Hometown Glory

Annise Parker named one of the best mayors in the world: Houston's leader only American to crack Top 10

By Barbara Kuntz

Houston Mayor Annise Parker  has won seventh place in the annual World Mayor Prize organized by the City Mayors Foundation, an international think tank dedicated to promoting good, open and ...


Good Bricks

Saving history: Historic preservation finally gets its day in Houston with city-changing projects honored

By Barbara Kuntz

It's that "good" time of year again, when Preservation Houston reveals the winners of the Good Brick Awards for excellence in historic preservation. This year's 13 recipients run ...


Drive Time Search

Fighting Houston's commuter horror stories: New real estate tool ranks houses based on commute times

By Barbara Kuntz

A brand-new feature on the Houston Association of Realtors' revamped website allows apartment, condo and house hunters to search by job commute length (how many minutes it will take to ...


Award-Winning Architecture

Urban Land Institute picks best Houston architecture projects — and the people speak, too

By Barbara Kuntz

Five Houston-area architectural and renewal projects took home Development of Distinction Awards from the Urban Land Institute. The winners were recently announced during the ULI's annual ceremony at the ...


On the Market

Chill out at $995,000 River Oaks condo with Zen bath and award-winning renovation

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 ...


Brick Saga Continues

Judge orders city and preservationists to work out a plan to save historic Freedmen's Town bricks

By Barbara Kuntz

The fate of 100-year-old road paving bricks laid by freed slaves in historic Freedmen's Town could be decided in mediation between preservationists and city officials, rather than in court ...


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 ...


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